GARRETT WADE TALAMANTES
P.O. Box 1437 Carrizo Springs, TX. 78834
My name is Garrett Talamantes and I am 16 years old and live in Carrizo Springs, Texas. My primary rodeo focus is on Tie Down and Team Roping at the Texas High Rodeo Association; however, I have competed in basically every youth rodeo event available, outside of rough stock.
I am the current President of the Texas High School Rodeo Association (THSRA), Past Vice President of the THSRA, Past President of the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association (TJHRA) and two-time Past President of TJHRA Region 8. I am the current President of my High School Junior Class, a Student Council Representative, and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Aside from my personal success in the arena, I am also an aspiring singer, songwriter and performer. My G1 RodeoShow YouTube Channel, has focused on the accomplishments of my fellow youth rodeo contestants. It has been my goal to bring value and positive exposure to the sport of youth rodeo by celebrating my peers, both in and out of the arena. In addition, I enjoy performing the National Anthem at our regional High School Rodeos and have had the honor of singing at rodeos and community events around the state, including twice at Rodeo Austin. I was also a Top 8 Finalist to sing at the 2022 National Finals Rodeo.
I am a Straight A student, and a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Carrizo Springs High School Gifted and Talented program, Wildcat Academic Honor Society, Varsity Football Team and Track Teams.
Attached is a summary of my accomplishments and experience.
State President- Texas High School Rodeo Association
State Vice President- Texas High School Rodeo Association
State President- Texas Junior High Rodeo Association
2X President- Texas Junior High Rodeo Association, Region VIII.
President- Freshman, Sophomore & Junior Class - Carrizo Springs High School.
3X Student Council - CSHS
2X Student Council – CSJHS
Member- National Honor Society.
Member-Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
All A’s Honor Roll.
Member of the University of Texas - Jackson School of Geology GeoForce Program.
STAAR Test Top 98% in math and Top 95% in reading for the entire state of Texas.
Member of Carrizo Springs Gifted and Talented Program.
Member of Carrizo Springs Jr. High School UIL Team. 3X District Champion.
Selected for the Duke University Scholastic Talent Identification Program.
Nominated as a delegate for the Lone Star Leadership Program.
Varsity Football and Track teams.
Percussionist - CSJHS and CSHS Bands.
Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Member of Regional Mariachi Band (vocals).
SKILLS & ABILITIES
I compete in Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Ribbon Roping, Team Roping, Goat Tying, and Chute Dogging. I am a singer/songwriter and play the guitar and percussion. In 2022 I performed a total of 60 solo acoustic shows. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and robotics. I addition, I have an avid interest in paleontology and served as an Ambassador for the Dinosaur George Traveling Museum as an exhibit educator and speaker.
Texas Youth Rodeo Association Sub Junior All Around Champion Cowboy.
6X Dimmit County Youth Rodeo Association Series All Around Champion Cowboy.
5X Uvalde Youth Rodeo Association Series All Around Champion Cowboy.
2X Del Rio Young Guns Rodeo Association All Around Champion Cowboy.
2018 MCRA Champion All Around Calf Roper.
2017-18, TJHRA State Qualifier in Breakaway, Chute Dogging and Goat Tying.
2018-19, TJHRA State Qualifier in Ribbon Roping, Breakaway, Chute Dogging and Goat Tying.
2X THSRA State Qualifier in Team Roping (Header).
2015- Lone Star Youth Rodeo Association Series Reserve All Around Champion Cowboy.
2015- Texas Junior High Rodeo Association Region 8 Rodeo Sub Junior All Around Champion Cowboy.
2015- Hidalgo County TYRA Rodeo Sub Junior All Around Champion Cowboy.2015- TYRA season – I qualified in the top 25 throughout the state for finals in all three of my events. I finished 1st overall in pole bending for the season and the Finals, 3rd overall in Figure 8’s for the year and Top 10 in Barrel Racing for the year.
Won 1 Championship Horse Trailer.
Won 10 Championship Saddles.
Won over 90 Championship Buckles.
I enjoy helping out in my community and working with others. I volunteer in our local community through our annual Walk Against Cancer, Chamber of Commerce Bullnanza and Community Christmas Toy Drive, among others.