Brothers earn opportunity to compete in Little Britches Nationals rodeo

Brothers Jace and James Watkins earned trophy saddles as members of Cajun Little Britches.

Jace and James Watkin’s rodeo team was invited to attend a statewide awards banquet for participants in the Cajun Little Britches rodeo June 11. They, and other attendees will advance to the 10-day National Little Britches Rodeo in Guthrie, Okla., beginning July 4.
The Watkins brothers and their teammates were recognized for their achievements in multiple categories. Their team’s full achievements are below.

Rookie Awards-
Little Wranglers: Jace Watkins
Jr. Girls: Ayden Harrison
Sr. Girls: Paige Ward

Little Wranglers Barrel racing:
6th place, Cooper Goza
4th place, Jace Watkins

Flag Racing:
Champion, Cooper Goza

Goat Ribbon Pulling:
Champion, Cooper Goza

Little Wranglers Pole Bending:
Champion, Jace Watkins

Sr. Girls Pole Bending:
4th Ally Earl

All around Cowboy/Cowgirl:
3rd, Jace Watkins
Champion, Cooper Goza

Jr Boys Breakaway:
Champion Ike Little

Jr Boys Team Roping:
Champion Header, James Watkins
Champion Heeler, Brayons Manuel

Jr. Ribbon Roping:
5th, James Watkins
3rd Ally Earl
Champion, Ike Little

Jr. Boys All Around:
Champion, Ike Little

Additionally Camryn Richard, Jaden Thomas and Hayley Weaver were awarded scholarships.