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What's Your Number? With Megan Morrison

Morrison is tearing up the World Series of Team Roping in the Mountain States.

Megan Morrison has racked up wins in Loveland and Eaton, Colo., in just the last month in the World Series of Team Roping. Find out more about her here. 

Credit: Brian Gauck

Credit: Brian Gauck

Number and end: I’m a #5 header.

Rope of choice: Classic Spyder extra soft or soft, depending on the steers. But always a hand-me-down from my husband; we definitely get the full life out of a rope!

Biggest win: I was the National High School Breakaway Champion in 2006.

Favorite roping: The Brisket and Burrows Roping that Casey Adams puts on in Nunn, Colo. It’s a pasture roping, and it’s a lot of fun. I’ve never been to the World Series Finale, but I qualified twice this year, once with Jimmi Jo Montera in Torrington, Wyo., and once in Loveland, Colo., with Tory Shaffer. So that could be high up there after December this year.

Why you rope? I started roping because my dad, Jody Schrock, and my older brother, Drew, roped. I love it, it’s a great lifestyle, and I don’t know what I would do with my free time and money if I didn’t rope.

You rodeo, too: I would rather rodeo. I like going fast once instead of average speed four times. I breakaway rope and mixed team rope. I would actually rather breakaway rope, but there just aren’t as many to go to compared to team ropings.

Best partner you’ve ever had: Jhett Johnson. We used to live in Casper, and we practiced a lot together and roped at local jackpots.

Real job: I am a stay-at-home mom.

Best horse you’ve ever owned: Reba, my current head horse and breakaway horse that we bought from Kade Kinghorn. She’s 12, and I can do anything on her. Her registered name is Hummers Reba Sue. We head, heel and breakaway rope on her, and my husband, Mark, uses her, too. I can go be 7 or 8 and Mark can turn around and be 4 seconds on her. She’s just honest all the time.

Family: My husband, Mark, is a civil engineer, and he works in Windsor, Colo. He heads and heels, but heads at the ProRodeos. My daughter, Clancy, is 10 months old, and she’s the light of our lives. She likes to come to all the ropings and she’s happy as long as she’s a part of whatever Mark and I are doing. She’s already addicted to riding horses.

Best thing about roping with your husband: When we win together, that’s double the money into our checking account. But if we lose together, that’s double the loss, too.

Worst thing about roping with your husband: Finding a babysitter when we’re roping together!

Competition philosophy: You have no control over other people, the steers, the weather, just you rself, so be the best you can be and let the cards fall where they may and most importantly have fun. If you’re not having fun then why are you doing it?