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Megan Morrison captured the 2014 CPRA all-around title with over $13,000 in season winnings, besting her closest opponent by nearly $500. Ripping from the roping box, the two-time finals qualifier walked away from the CPRF as the Breakaway Roping Champion with over $7,000 won and the Reserve Mixed Team Roping Champion with over $6,000. “It was truly a good year,” she said.
While Megan has been competing with the Wyoming Rodeo Association (WRA) for many years and competing against contestants of the CPRA through co-sanctioned events in that time, she has only been a card holder of the CPRA for two years. “It is a greatly ran association. Most of the rodeos have a good number of contestants to compete against, which gives the chance to win more money,” Megan said.
The mother of, an almost two year old, has been competing within the arena since she was 3 years old and roping since she was 6. Megan got her start from her dad (Jody Schrock), who roped prior to her birth, and had the guidance of her older brother (Drew Schrock), who is 12 years her senior, and now the rodeo coach at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyo. “Dad put his rodeoing aside through the enjoyment of watching us kids compete and Drew has been such a big influence in my career as well,” Megan said. In addition to the CPRA and the WRA, Megan’s progression has led her to expanding her list of organizations to the USTRC and the World Series of Team Roping, along with looking to buy her Nebraska State Rodeo Association membership in the 2015 season.
Megan and her husband (Mark), who is a team roper within the CPRA, PRCA and the WRA, were able to purchase a small farm with the help of their family near Eaton, Colo., where they’ve lived for two years. With goals set high within the arena, the couple of three years also has high hopes of having a good hay crop. “It is a new chapter in our lives and definitely a learning curve, but we are excited about it,” Megan said. Maintaining one of the hardest jobs out there, Megan is a stay-at-home mother. “It is great. I just love it and wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said. “Besides, I get to rope more often.” While their daughter (Clancy) is main streamed into a roping world, Megan says that she will not be pushed to compete. “Clancy was given a pony from her grandparents and a really well bred yearling prospect from her great aunt and uncle Hansen with Circle Dot Performance Horses out of Dickinson, N.D. If she wants to rodeo, she definitely has the support, but we’ll back her in any direction she chooses,” Megan said.
With a busy life to lead, Megan continues to look toward her future in rodeo and hopes to qualify for the CPRA Finals once again and defend her titles in the 2015 season. “All in all, I just want to thank my family for all of the support. From my parents, Jody and Melba Schrock, to my in-laws, Al and Marla Morrison, and my husband, I definitely have the backing to continue on and I am truly grateful,” Megan said.
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