USTRC Cinch Ladies Race

Cinch Ladies Leaders Lexi Andrews and Jimmi Jo Montera Set an Early Bar in 2025 Standings Race
Lexi Andrews and Jimmi Jo Montera have set the pace for the 2025 USTRC Cinch Ladies Year-End Award race with notable leads over the competition.
Lexi Andrews and Lawson Woodward display trophy saddles won at the #7.5 USTRC at the Florida Panhandle Championships.
Lexi Andrews and Lawson Woodward won the #7.5 USTRC title at the Florida Panhandle Championships, Produced by JX2 in June. | Courtesy JX2

As of June 24, 2024, Florida’s Lexi Andrews leads the 2025 Cinch Ladies Year-End Award heading race with 31 points while, in the heeling, Colorado’s Jimmi Jo Montera leads the heelers with 17 points.

The Leaders

Lexi Andrews

Lexi Andrews, 16, cracked out in June at the Florida Panhandle Championships, where she earned the total of her No.-1-worthy 31 points. There, she first competed in the #9.5 USTRC and went to work by finishing in first place for 10 points, as well as in seventh place for another 4 points. 

With 14 points secured, she leveled up in the #7.5 USTRC to again win first for 10 points and, this time, also to win fourth place, worth 7 points. The same results also earned Andrews the No. 4 position in the USTRC Resistol Jr. Champion race.

Jimmi Jo Montera 

From Greeley, Colorado, Jimmi Jo Montera, 56, attended the June 7 Rope the Rockies event in neighboring Loveland, Colorado, where she earned her season’s first 10 points heeling in the #10 Add-On. The proven switchender then continued her pursuit for the lead with a fourth-place finish in the #10.5 Legends USTRC, worth 7 points.

To date, Montera’s 17 points are worth the No. 1 position in the Cinch Ladies heeling standings.

The Top 5

Headers

The remaining Top 5 Cinch Ladies headers are currently giving Andrews a 12-point jump on the season’s standings with TyAnn Clements of Stephenville, Texas, entering the No. 2 position with 19 points earned in the #7 Handicap at May’s Cowboy Capital Classic (second place for 9 points) and June’s West Texas Championship #7 USTRC (first place for 10 points). 

The heat is on Clements, though, with a two-way tie for third place happening between Bethany, Missouri’s Kay Stevens and Lathrop, Missouri’s Amy Swanson, who each have 18 points that they both earned roping at the Missouri Classic in May and at the Southern Illinois Showdown in June.

Their parallel successes have earned Stevens and Swanson just a single-point lead over No. 5 header Gretchen Hilley of Perrin, Texas, who rounds out the Top 5 with 17 points earned at the Cowboy Capital Classic.

Heelers

Montera is sitting pretty ahead of a two-way tie for second place between Morgan Robson of Rolla, Kansas, and the reigning 2024 USTRC Cinch Ladies Heeling Champion, Kyra Hendren from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who each have 8 points earned to date after individually placing seventh in a #7 USTRC roping—Robson at the Oklahoma Classic and Hendren at the Red Rock Classic.

Behind them, Valentine, Nebraska’s Chris Lien closes out the early season standings with 6 points earned at the June roping in McCook, Nebraska, where she took fifth in the #7.5.

2024-2025 USTRC Cinch Ladies Leaderboard 

(as of 6/26/24. Go to USTRC.com for current standings.)

HEADERSPOINTSHOMETOWN
1. Lexi Andrews31Live Oak, Florida
2. TyAnn Clements19Stephenville, Texas
3. Kay Stevens18Bethany, Missouri
3. Amy Swanson18Lathrop, Missouri
5. Gretchen Hilley17Perrin, Texas
6. Brandy Lloyd11San Angelo, Texas
7. Cassidy Begay10Thoreau, New Mexico
8. Julie Rainey9San Angelo, Texas
8. Aubrey Trujillo9San Rafael, New Mexico
8. Morgan Robson9Rolla, Kansas
8. Ashlyn Cordonnier9King City, Missouri
8. Lainey McDaniel9Canyon, Texas
HEELERSPOINTSHOMETOWN
1. Jimmi Jo Montera17Greeley, Colorado
2. Morgan Robson8Rolla, Kansas
2. Kyra Hendren8Albuquerque, New Mexico
4. Chris Lien6Valentine, Nebraska

Current USTRC or Key Card/Key Card Max membership is required to participate in the Cinch Ladies Program. Earned points begin counting at the time of membership purchase through the NFTR’s last shootout event. The season begins the Monday after the last USTRC NFTR event and ends the last day of the next USTRC NFTR event.

Ropers must enter at least one Shootout division in the USTRC NFTR to be eligible. The award will be announced at the end of the USTRC National Finals of Team Roping event.

—TRJ—

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