California Dreamin' with Amy Witt

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!”

Amy Witt

By Amy C. Witt
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At a very young age, Kamish Wagner’s signature bold “girl curl” was recognized. At only 14 months old, she was entered in her first dummy roping. When she was just 4 years old, Kamish Wagner was crowned the National Finals Rodeo Girls World Championship Dummy roping title. And as young as 5 years old, she started turning steers for her dad in the arena. Now, this 14-year old, cowgirl is not only talented and smart, but hard working and motivated, and a business owner on a mission to inspire girls and women of all ages to believe in themselves, roping and the power of Girl Kurl.

By Amy C. Witt
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For over a year, I have been working on self-publishing my first book, a collection of poetry inspired by the challenges and beauty of the western lifestyle. This month, I will be launching and releasing my book Cowgirl Confessions at the Art of the Cowgirl event held in Phoenix, Arizona.  On Saturday, February 9, in both the morning and afternoon, I will be sharing my poetry on stage in the Courtyard. With over 40 drawings and over 100 poems, Cowgirl Confessions is a very raw piece of work evoked by many lessons learned throughout life as a cowgirl and experiences working amongst our sacred land. Artwork was an extremely important aspect in the creation of this book. The artwork that complements my poetry is contributed by Stormy Baxley, Jamie Changala, Poyomi McDarment, Alexandria Vidaurri, and Hillary Elliott—all artists I personally know from my hometown in Tulare County, in the Central Valley of California.

By Amy C. Witt
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Since I was 9 years old, I used to spend endless hours washing, scrubbing, grooming and polishing my horses and lambs with Mane ’n Tail to keep them looking sparkly, lustrous and healthy for 4-H shows and rodeos. At a young age, I observed the quality of the product and its growth enhancements and quickly began using their shampoo and conditioner on myself. So when Straight Arrow recently reached out to me and asked if they could send me their product for review, I was beside myself.

By Amy C. Witt
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Since I started roping at 12 years old, I have always been a very dedicated user of Cactus Ropes. From Tammy (West) White’s TW Special to the Amigo and Bad Boy, you wouldn’t catch me without a Cactus in my hand. Last month, I entered the Oakdale 10-Steer, Joanie Gatz Memorial All-Girl. It was the first time I’ve entered this roping in several years and I was in desperate need of some new ropes. But instead of instantly gravitating towards a Cactus, I decided I would try another company. As I began practicing and preparing for this roping, I was inspired to conduct an experiment. Not only would I break-in and practice with a Cactus extra-soft Whistler, I would also simultaneously break-in a soft Classic Spydr5.