World Series Team Roping Finals

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Member Since:

Jan 10, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


Some day I will not be able to do this...today is not that day!

Started Running (6/1/10) @ 50 Yrs Old

  • 5K:
    • 22:26 (7:14 pace) McAllister Park 8/14/10
    • 22:24 San Marcos (7:13 pace) 10/19/10
    • 21:09 San Marcos (6:49 pace) 11/20/10
    • 20:19 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:33 pace) 5/26/12
    • 20:06 Fentress (6:26 pace) 10/20/12
    • *19:21 Gruene (6:20 pace) 11/22/12 (*Short Course)
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/25/13
    • 19:42 San Marcos-Faith Run (6:21 pace) 5/24/14 (Not a Typo, exactly same time as last year)
    • 21:38 New Braunfels Orange Leaf (6:58 pace) 7/19/14
    • 19:33 Gruene Turkey Trot (6:18 pace) 11/27/14
    • 19:43 Kyle-For the Love of Go (6:27 pace) 2/14/15
  • 5 Miles:

    • 34:03 (6:48 pace) Hillsboro, Ill 7/4/11
  • 10Ks:
    • 43:24 (7:00 pace) Gatesville, Tx 6/4/11
  • Half Marathons:
    • 1:42:16 (7:48 pace) Austin Livestrong  2/20/11
    • 1:36:23 (7:21 pace) Moe's Better Half  3/6/11
    • 1:35:55 (7:19 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/29/11
    • 1:30:10 (6:53 pace) Austin 3M 1/2/12
    • 1:43:13 (7:54 pace) Orange Leaf  7/14/12
    • 1:33:44 (7:08 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/27/12
    • 1:32:23 (7:03 pace) Austin 3M 1/13/13
    • 1:35:16 (7:16 pace) Marathon for Adoption 10/26/13 (Ran off-course .3 miles)
    • 1:36:48 (7:23 pace) SA Rock-N-Roll 11/17/13
    • 1:37:06 (7:25 pace) Chosen Half Marathon for Adoption 10/25/14
    • 2:00:28 (9:11 pace) Long Beach Half Marathon (Paced Callie) 10/11/15
    • 1:39:29 (7:35 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/21/15
    • 1:34:06 (7:11 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/19/16
    • 1:37:43 (7:37 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/18/17
    • 1:36:30 (7:22 pace) Marathon for Adoption 11/17/18
  • Marathons:
    • 3:38:09 (8:19 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 5/1/11
    • 3:30:16 (8:01 pace) Ft. Worth Cowtown 2/26/12
    • 3:30:53 (8:03 pace) Oklahoma City Marathon 4/29/12 
    • 0:00:00 (DNF) Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon 2/24/13 (Ran off-course)
    • 3:22:56 (7:44 pace) Temple Army Marathon BQ 4/21/13
    • 3:27:24 (7:55 pace) Boston Marathon BQ  4/21/14 
    • 3:18:40 (7:35 pace) CIM Marathon BQ 12/7/14
    • 3:33:07 (8:08 pace) San Antonio R&R Marathon BQ 12/7/16
    • 3:25:32 (7:51pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/3/18
    • 3:26:17 (7:52 pace) The Woodlands Marathon BQ 3/2/19
  • Triathlons:
  • (1:12:23) Martindale (Sprint) Tri For Old Glory 7/1/12
  • Ragnar Relay:
  • (28:24:24) SoCal Ragnar 4/6-7/18 

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Run Boston Marathon with Callie
  • Break 19:00 in the 5K
  • Break 1:28 in Half Marathon
  • Hit 3:16:00 in the Marathon

Upcoming Races: 

  • Chosen (Half) Marathon for Adoption, Nov. 23rd
  • Boston 2020 with Callie...!!! (my daughter)

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win 1st in the World Series Team Roping Finals Dec. 2020
  • Run Boston with Callie, My Daughter
  • Run Sub-18:00 5K (Ouch)
  • Run Sub- 3:10 Marathon  Run 3:16 Marathon
  • Compete in a Full Iron Man (Not sure since my two major bike accidents)


Married, two kids  Kirby 24 (Baylor University, Married not a a Runner), Callie 27 (TCU University, Married and Runner).

My main sport is Team Roping, I've been doing that all my life. 

I started running in the spring of 2010.

I Just Run               

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 4.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 1014.54
Brooks Racer ST 5 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 146.57
Saucony Kinvara 2 (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 430.23
Swim Time Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Trek (Road Bike) Lifetime Miles: 974.00
Altra-Instinct-Blue Lifetime Miles: 551.67
Altra Instinct Black Lifetime Miles: 520.10
Altra Paradigm Black Second Pair Lifetime Miles: 7.00
Saucony Kinvara 2 Green (Race Shoes) Lifetime Miles: 145.70
Race: World Series Team Roping Finals (4 Miles) 00:40:00, Place overall: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Ok...Here's the details of the roping finals:

My partner and I went into the final round in 43rd place out of 44 total teams taken to the Finals. Because of two penalities (two +5's) in the second and third round I did not think we would even get into the finals. Competition at this level usually does not allow that to happen. Luckly we were three blistering times on the three steers and even with the +10 seconds added we slipped into the cut. Overall there were 375 teams entered into this event with the first place payout at $200,000.

As we were at the back of the pack, we were the second team to compete. I told my partner to be ready and that i was not going to let up and play it safe. I believed that if we made a good run on the last steer we could move to about 15-20 and double the money we had already won.

The steer we drew to rope was not one of the best ones. He was bigger and faster than most of the other steers and also had smaller horns (which is not typically good). The good thing was my horse has been really working (running hard) all week. We pinged the barrier and were a blistering 7.4 on this steer. I don't know what happened after that but lots of teams just kept messing up, missing, breaking barriers, roping legs...all sorts of bad things. I guess we kinda scared them with the fast time and they were all gunning for it. When the dust settled we had won the fastest time in the short round (finals) and ended up moving from 43rd place to 6th place. This is unheard of in this type of event at this level of cometition.

Total winnings for the day: $ 27,500

2 chronicles 15:7


"But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded".

From SlowJoe on Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 20:02:34 from

Holy cow (pun intended)! You are truly at the top of your sport, congratulations on an amazing performance. I don't think you'll see many runners taking home that kind of cash for a race! I hope I get a good Christmas present...

From flatlander on Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 22:18:41 from

Dear Santa: Seriously, that is so impressive, what a payday. You are truly world class. Might want to work on that 40-minute mile, though. I'm sure you can get it down a little.

From Dave S on Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 18:10:34 from

Wow! That's impressive! Nice payday for the weekend.

From JG on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 02:11:00 from

I am psyched for you Preston, Congrats!! You should start a new program ... Run Less, Rope Faster! Although obviously you are already wicked Fast!

From I Just Run on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:34:10 from

Thanks guys...I was very fortunate.

From Rye on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 13:25:29 from

Will you still blog to a lonely Idaho runner? Congrats!

From Kam on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 02:16:12 from

NICE!!! Huge congratulations.

From derhammer on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 13:22:56 from

Wow - that is phenomenal. Congrats!

From Jake K on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 19:34:09 from

It would take about a 2:10 marathon to win that kind of prize money!!! This is seriously awesome... I had no idea what to expect when I clicked on this race report... very cool!

From I Just Run on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 21:16:11 from

Thanks again everybody.


I'm only 1-1/2 hour off that marathon goal, maybe someday I'll be there too :-) Hope no one gets upset about be logging this as a race report...just had a lot of people asking about the outcome :-)

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