YOUNG RIDER’Bradyite T.J. Meadows, shown here at the CASA charity Bull Bash in Brownwood on May 3, will be competing at the Texas State Rodeo High School Finals scheduled June 9-16 in Abilene. T.J. Meadows, a 17-year-old junior at Brady High School, recently qualified for the state finals in bullriding by finishing fourth overall in Region X. A member of the Texas High School Rodeo Association, he will represent the THSRA at the Texas State Rodeo Finals scheduled June 9-16 in Abilene. Meadows has also been a Junior Director of the Pro Youth Rodeo Association where he finished sixth in the state. Other achievements and accomplishments include winning the 2001 Kerr County Fair Association Champion Bullrider, being a member of the Christian Cowboys and Friends Inc., and being invited to be a member of the Texas team that will compete in the International High School Rodeo Finals held in Shawnee, Okla. in July. He is currently sponsored by Jacoby Feed and Seed and Andrews’ Custom Embroidery and is looking for more sponsors to help defray the costs of traveling and competing in nationwide rodeos. As a member of the THSRA, Meadows must complete his high school studies by maintaining high academic standards. The association also requires members to conduct themselves in an exemplary manner, abide by a strict dress code when competing and obey all rules laid down by the association. As association members, students are also given the opportunity to serve as state and national officers, as voting delegates to the national student elections and as event directors on the state and national level.