Team Roping + Fashion
with Amy Witt
Ropers Sports News is proud to introduce a new monthly column written by aspiring journalist and fashionista Amy Witt, Porterville, Calif. “Besides team roping, I eat, sleep, and breathe fashion. Not only do I have a strong sense of knowledge and education in the fashion industry, I have been active in the western/rodeo industry for more than seven years, winning national and state championship titles. I am a designer for Wrangler as well, and have an up and coming clothing line, Cowboy Fresh. Team roping and fashion is what I do!”
Packed stands, commotion, noise, bright lights, and the overpowering thrill and emotions of the sport. As she backs into the box excitement overwhelms her. She replays every run in her head over and over again before nodding for her steer. She keeps a positive attitude and manifests being a champion. The gates crack, her horse scores, her eye on two horns, as her hard work begins to unfold.
Adorned with a smile that enhances pride, morals, and outstanding beauty, Battaglia shines at the top of the Vegas World Series Finale Team Roping, placing in all three of the ropings she entered and winning a total of $160,600.
Can you believe it is already that time of the year? The holidays are here! I have researched far and wide to provide you with some cool gift ideas guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face. From the cowboys and cowgirls, to the hunter and fisher, to the chef and weekend warrior, to the outdoor gourmet, I am confident that you will find something you love! Let the joyous unwrapping chaos begin!
It’s the city some may anticipate and save for all year. Sin City: lights, gaming, drinking, laughing, and lots of fun. It is also the city that each December every corner is filled with cowboy hats transforming the look and feel of Vegas in a spectacular cowboy kind of way. This city hosts the baddest, coolest, and best cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world... Vegas baby! The National Finals Rodeo, where the party town shines bright like the desert sun and at night lights up the sky with neon lights and happy smiles. I have done some research to bring you some of the top eats, attractions, parties, and shops.
Weathered sunburnt noses, rattlesnakes, and dusty conditions are starting to tickle the back of our necks. Though California hardly experienced Spring, the season of hot sunny days are already creeping up on us! Despite the negativity and depression of the drought and the thought of long summer days, we can look forward to sleeping outside under the stars, longer days to rope and ride, BBQ’s with a cold brew in hand, and our wardrobes! Yes, summer fashion is upon us!