2018-2019 rodeo royalty
Alexis Dubbs is a Senior attending Florence High School and is in the top 6 percent of her class. She enjoys an active role at school participating in FFA competitions, such as, the Wildlife and Horse Evaluation Development Events. This year she is serving as the Florence FFA Chapter President and as this year’s Arizona FFA South-Central District Vice President. Alexis was key in re-establishing the Florence High School Rodeo Club. Her efforts and leadership were recognized and she was elected President of the club/team in her junior year. She is currently serving as the Rodeo Club Student Advisor and enjoys the schools theatre program.
Alexis has been horseback riding since she was 5 years old and has recently competed in the Arizona State Championship, and the National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championship in Perry, Georgia. She has won five buckles, several hundred dollars, a variety of tack equipment and even a laptop computer while competing in a few different associations.
Alexis is a faithful Christian and attends Living Waters Bible Church in San Tan Valley, where she volunteers with the children’s ministry and worship team. Alexis would like to thank her family and friends for their love and supports. She wouldn’t be who she is today without them, and most importantly, the love of God.
Willow Root is a 15 year old from Queen Creek, Arizona. She is an 8th grader attending Casteel High School. Willow has been horseback riding since she was 6 years old, after a visit to Austin, Texas and a riding instructor there. Willow was hooked on riding and begged her parent’s for lessons. Seven years later, Willow, has become quite the accomplished rider and all around cowgirl. She team ropes, runs barrels and poles, goat ties and does breakaway roping.
Willow just started competing in 2017 and has an impressive list of wins. In 2017 she won All Around at CVSC for barrels, poles and goat tying. In 2018 she won’t the 9-12 pole bending saddle in AJRA and was top 5 in barrels and ALL Around for the year. Willow also won for an essay that she submitted for a contest for Vet Set Go. The prize was a junior veterinarian program at Auburn University in Alabama. She discovered her love for Falconry while there. She plans to attend college at Auburn in the future.
In 2017Willow was chosen as Nobel Outfitters Child of Tomorrow and as Shoppers Supply as their, first ever, Live It Kid. She was featured on REDTV where she discussed rodeo and horse rescue. Her family rescues horses and ponies.