By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 



October 26, 2023

For the Observer

Breakaway roping is what qualified Tack Cross of Banner County for the prestigious Junior Patriot Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. Above, he competes recently in Wyoming.

Tack Cross, 13, of Banner County has qualified in breakaway roping for the Junior Patriot Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas.

He said there will be "kids from all across the country; you can qualify in every state" at the Junior Patriot Rodeo held Feb. 28-March 10, 2024. "It will be cool to compete against a bunch of famous kids that already rope a lot."

The lessons Tack has gained from the sport of rodeo will guide him throughout his future. Tack was quick to share lessons learned through roping: "It teaches big lessons in life, like try hard. You always have to practice hard to have a good outco...

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