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Barrel-Racing Champion – Martha Josey Essay

Barrel-Racing Champion – Martha Josey Essay

The champion in Martha Josey of Karnack, Texas is evident in her skills and in her spirit. Her career in b spans four decades of wins after wins.

The record. Her “rode” to success has an impressive list of honors and distinctions which began in 1964 when she passed the qualifiers for the Super Bowl rodeo riders and barrel races making her the only cowgirl on record who qualified for five consecutive decades. She made it to the National Finals Rodeo qualifiers in 1968 and 1969 on Cebe Reed. For four consecutive years in 1978 up to 1981, she again qualified for the NFR riding Sonny Bit O’Both. She clinched the AHQA and the WPA World Championships riding Sonny Bit O’Both in 1980.

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