Harley Lynn

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I am 21 years old, I am enrolled in my last semester of my senior year at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas but I am from Texas originally. I went to Bland High School and was involved in FFA, softball, and tennis along while I still was rodeoing. After I graduated high school I focused more on rodeo and went to Northeast Texas Community College where I was on the rodeo team for two years until I graduated with my Associates in Science in 2015. I plan to graduate in May of 2019 with my bachelors in Agricultural Business and I plan to go back to continue college rodeoing while getting my masters in Marketing. My life long dream would be to work for marketing for a company like Purina or something to do with the horse/rodeo industry. Growing up I spent all my time outdoors and with family and when I am not out on the road I love to do just that. I love to read and help others better themselves in school, I spend my free time in college tutoring other students. School is my number one priority right now, my grades are very important to me. I have dealt with a lot of adversity in the last year with my barn burning down and losing my good horse but it has made me an even stronger person. I am a firm believer that the comeback is always stronger than the setback. I practice or ride my horses every single day. My main event is breakaway roping but I also team rope occasionally at jackpots and I head steers at the college rodeos as well.  

Biggest Accomplishment(s)

My most recent in arena accomplishment was just yesterday, I won 4th in the average at Mike Johnsons Open Breakaway and qualified for a spot in the American Semi Finals. I also won the Arkansas Rodeo Association year end and average in the Breakaway Roping in October which secured me a spot to rope in the Rope for the Crown in Las Vegas in just two weeks during the NFR. I am a 2X Arkansas Rodeo Association Finalist, a 4X Cowboys Regional Rodeo Association Finalist. I was the UPRA Rookie of the Year in 2015 and the TJRA Breakaway Roping Champion in that year also. I was also the Mike & Sherrylynn Johnson Breakaway Champion in 2014 as well as the TJRA All Around Cowgirl and Breakaway Roper in 2014. I have been invited to the Windy Ryon as well as the Western Horseman Invitational. 

As for some of my out of the arena accomplishment, last semester I was on the deans list at Southern Arkansas University. I also did an internship with ESPN during the College National Finals Rodeo last June working with the media, and I am now currently doing an internship with RFD-TV covering the social aspect of the American and its qualifiers. I also put on the first American Breakaway qualifier in the state of Texas this year that had over 80 ropers in it which is one of the highest entry numbers thus far.

Farhaan Thawer