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Chase Tryan Joins the Heel-O-Matic Team
LONGMONT, Colo.—October 1, 2012—Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) qualifier Chase Tryan has joined roping machine manufacturer Heel-O-Matic’s endorsement team. Tryan, 22, is a professional heeler from Helena, Mont. and has qualified for his first WNFR with team roping partner and Heel-O-Matic endorsee Keven Daniel. Tryan was in a life-threatening car accident several years ago and used a Heel-O-Matic machine to rehabilitate.
“My family pitched in and bought me a Heel-O-Matic after my accident,” says Tryan, “I couldn’t ride, so I stood on a platform and roped the machine during recovery. I’m very excited to be on the Heel-O-Matic team.”
Heel-O-Matic looks forward to the partnership with Tryan according to Chip Bruegman, the company’s general manager.
“Chase is a young talent who really shows his ability and character in the arena,” says Bruegman. “We’re glad he joined our team and we are excited to watch him continue to have more and more success in his rodeo and roping career.”
With the addition to the Heel-O-Matic team, Tryan will join over two-dozen accomplished ropers with 35 collective world championships.
More about Heel-O-Matic
Heel-O-Matic is best known as the leading manufacturer of team roping training aids. Heel-O-Matic products are designed to provide perfect practice for every level of roping competitor and horse trainer, from youth to professional.
Heel-O-Matic is the only roping machine with the “Heel-O-Matic Hop,” a patented hopping motion that replicates the actual movements of live cattle in tow. These machines reproduce unlimited run patterns in any location, providing targeted practice to fit any schedule. For more information, visit heelomatic.com or call (888) 433-5464.
Fall National Championships
We’re rolling right along in 2012 and the numerous fall national roping championships are just around the corner! We’ll be hitting a bunch this fall including:
WTRC Finals (Billings, MT – October 2-7)
USTRC National Finals (Oklahoma City, OK – October 20-28)
ACTRA Finals (Reno, NV – October 20-27)
INFR (Las Vegas, NV – November 6-10)
WNFR/WSTR Finale (Las Vegas, NV – December 6-15)
If you’re thinking about purchasing a machine, SuperGoat or Bones heading dummy, and you’ll be attending one of these events or know someone from your area who will be going, we can set you up with a smokin’ deal. Here’s a preview of the deals on a Ground-Driven Trainer unit:
WTRC Finals pre-ordered $3,095 – $350 in savings! at the show $3,195 delivered – $250 in savings!
USTRC Finals pre-ordered $3,095 – $350 in savings! at the show $3,354 delivered (show special + tax) – $91 in savings!
ACTRA Finals pre-ordered $3,095 – $350 in savings! at the show $3,334 delivered (show special + tax) – $111 in savings!
Remember, spots on the trailer are limited and we’re on a first-come-first-serve basis for pre-orders and purchases at the show so call 888-433-5464 today to reserve your machine to snag your deal!
FREE JD Yates Clinic at the NLBRA National Finals
Heel-O-Matic team member JD Yates will be providing a FREE clinic to all NLBRA National Finals contestants and spectators on THURSDAY, JULY 26 from 3-5 PM in the main arena at the Colorado State Fairgrounds (Pueblo, CO). JD is one of the most recognized horse trainers in the performance horse industry and holds the record for the youngest qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (15 years). He’s an industry legend who is committed to youth rodeo development. For more about JD, visit Hitchrack Performance Horses.
Heel-O-Matic and the NLBRA will be accepting a limited number of contestants to ride and participate in the clinic. Participants will be chosen from a random draw of those who register for a chance. To put your name in the drawing pot, visit the Heel-O-Matic booth at the NLBRA National Finals trade show starting on Sunday, July 22. Registrants will be drawn randomly on Wednesday, July 25 and contacted by telephone. The clinic is available and free to AUDIT for all contestants and spectators.
NLBRA Scholarship Silent Auction
We’re proud to partner with and support the National Little Britches Association (NLBRA)! This year, we’ll be supporting scholarship fundraising efforts with the NLBRA National Finals silent auction from July 22-28 in Pueblo, Colo. The NLBRA is offering two CUSTOM-WRAPPED SuperGoats and a yellow Bones heading dummy for bid.
If you’re at the National Finals, just head over to the trade show and put your bid down OR if you’d like to bid remotely please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go back to support higher education for youth in rodeo!
Practice to Win with Justin Parish
How would you like to learn how to utilize the Heel-O-Matic to its fullest potential for about the same price as going to a weekend jackpot roping? Heel-O-Matic’s very own professional trainer, Justin Parish, is offering two and three day clinics at your arena anywhere in the United States. Think about it… You can easily spend $200-300 at a jackpot and only rope 12 steers if you’re really good or you could host a clinic and rope four or five times as many steers and learn from Justin how to improve your horsemanship and roping. You will learn all the drills on the Heel-O-Matic and then transfer this knowledge to roping live steers. Justin’s clinics include groundwork on the Bones heading dummy and the Heel-O-Matic, drills on horseback roping the Heel-O-Matic, roping live steers, video coverage and critique and addressing any horse training challenges clinic participants may have. If you are interested in a clinic please take a look at Justin’s website www.justinparishroping.com. Talk to your roping friends (optimum clinic size is eight to ten ropers) and find out if they are interested in improving their roping success. Then, call Justin at 817-846-6186 or email him at email@example.com to get more details on clinic cost and available dates for your clinic. Team roping is fun but it’s a lot more fun when you are winning!
Shay Carroll Ropes His Way to Another CNFR
College sophomore Shay Carroll secured his second region All-Around and Heeling titles this spring and is now headed to the 2012 CNFR with partner Tyler Schnaufer. Shay was on the front cover of the June Rodeo News with a featured article describing his unique friendship and roping partnership with Tyler. We’re excited for these two and look forward to seeing their names high up in the year-end results this year.
“My roping is ready. What I’ve been focusing on is seeing, feeling and trusting it and not worrying about the outcome. I have faith in the fact that I’m prepared.” Shay credits the movie, “Seven days in Utopia” to helping his pre-game confidence and frame of mind. “I just need to go do my deal! The biggest thing is to stay in your game.”
We have no doubt that Shay’s roping talent and confidence in his preparation and horse will lend him to a successful second CNFR. To keep up with Shay through the CNFR and his first BFI, check out his Facebook page.
Deep in the Heart of Texas (June 10-16)
We’re excited to be a sponsor of the 2012 THSRA Finals and wish all the qualifiers the best of luck as they vie for championship titles! We’ll be hosting daily SuperGoat jackpots and Heel-O-Matic practice sessions throughout the event for contestants to have fun during downtime and tune-up prior to competing. If you’re interested in purchasing a Heel-O-Matic Bones heading dummy, machine or SuperGoat, please call 888-433-5464 to secure the show special (Ground-Driven Trainer: $3,195 picked up at show) and ensure its delivery to Abilene, Texas.
Heel-O-Matic Hits the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” (June 16-20)
Cowboy Christmas is nearly upon us and Heel-O-Matic is venturing to Reno, Nevada for the Reno Rodeo, Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic and the Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping. Do you live out west or will you be traveling to the event(s)? We’re taking pre-orders and offering a show discount for loyal team roping enthusiasts. A machine is usually $3,445 shipped to your location, BUT if you order prior to June 14, 2012, you can snag a Heel-O-Matic Ground-Driven Trainer for $3,195, which represents $250 in savings! Trailer space is limited and machines are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. Call 888-433-5464 to order today!
Be sure to tune into Pro Rodeo Live June 18 during the BFI to catch play-by-play action of afternoon rounds and hear interviews with our endorsees.
Shay Carroll with Another Big Year-End Win
Congratulations to Heel-O-Matic Pro Team member, Shay Carroll, who finished off his sophomore year of college with anotherall-around year-end regional title! Shay joined our team last summer and takes practicing very seriously, focusing most of his efforts on ensuring his horses are working honestly and scoring well. Here’s his Facebook post following his big win,
”2X Central Rocky Mountain Region All Around and Heeling Champion. It takes an entire support group to accomplish things and the people who support me are the best. Thanks to everyone especially my coach, my header Tyler Schnauffer, and most of all my dad! Nothing would be possible without them!”
We’ll be rooting for Shay as he competes at his second CNFR in June, just before taking off to his first BFI!
Bradley Harter Joins the Heel-O-Matic Pro Team
Professional saddle bronc rider and avid team roper Bradley Harter joins Heel-O-Matic on the Pro Team. Bradley lives in southern Louisiana and is a six-time WNFR qualifier. It’s hard to miss Bradley with his infectious laugh, persistent will, positive attitude and consistent way of finding his way to the pay window.
Bradley states, “When I am not on the road riding bucking horses, I am team roping. I do a lot of training on young horses, while also roping competitively. I really believe that your [Heel-O-Matic] products benefit my roping.”
We’re pleased to add another hard-working professional athlete to our team and wish Bradley the best of luck on both ends of the arena this year! Be sure to add us on Facebook as we stay up-to-date with our Pro Team and post results from rodeos and jackpots around the country.