Tater Jordan is on his way to the Junior National Finals Rodeo

Photo courtesy Jeff Jordan

By Judy Wade

Tater Jordan, 13-year-old Dean resident, will be on his way to Las Vegas in December for the Junior National Finals Rodeo. He qualified to compete in the tie-down roping by winning the Joe Beaver Junior Roping Championship in the 12 and under division.

Since February, Jordan has been on a winning streak when he took top honors in the tie-down at the Patriot at John Justin Arena in Fort Worth. Competing against 65 other youngsters, he turned in the fastest time to win a rope can and won the average to capture a buckle and $1,350.

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