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Meet the Member Seaver Senter
story by Laramie Dearing
Where an eccentric personality and a driven mindset meet, you will discover 16 year old Seaver Senter. A rodeo athlete since the third grade, the Senter household has been built around the sport of rodeo. Seaver resides in Ropesville, Texas with his parents, Chuck and Toyia Senter. Seaver has two older siblings that are actually twins, Sayer and Sutton Senter who are attending Texas Tech University.
“My biggest inspiration has been my big brother. He was the one who actually pushed me to try rodeo and start competing. He has always pushed me to be my best and always helped me with my roping and riding.” Seaver has been competing in rodeo since he was nine years old. A part of the American Junior Rodeo Association for three years, Seaver loves what he is blessed to do. He competes in the team roping event and has competed in breakaway. “Team roping is my favorite event because it is the only event you can compete with your family in.” Seaver ropes on his 19 year old gelding, M.V. “M.V. has a quirky personality that’s a lot like me, he is so much fun to be around, and we get along really well.” Despite having a phenomenal four-legged team mate, Seaver enjoys rodeo past what the crowd views in the arena. “I really like rodeo because I have met the friends I am closest to through rodeo. I get to travel, practice, and just spend time with my family and friends because of the sport of rodeo. I get to compete against my friends one minute and have fun with them the next. It is really nice to do what we do”
Seaver attends Ropes High School as a sophomore. “My favorite class is Spanish, I enjoy learning about a different language. My teacher is actually from Russia, which is pretty ironic, and her accent is pretty interesting.” Active both in and out of the arena, Seaver enjoys devoting some of his time towards playing in UIL basketball.
“A full day for me typically starts with just rolling out of my bed and getting ready for school. Once I am done with school, I come home and try to take care of my homework if I have any. I go rope or exercise horses and do all of my chores. After that I always eat my dinner, watch some television, and then finally, I go to bed.” Busy days can sometimes be a little overwhelming, however, Seaver sees that each day is another blessing. He leans upon one particular quote that motivates him, “You can not go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.’ It is a reminder that each day you wake up it is just another blessing to start where you are, go out, and chase towards your dreams. We take those kinds of things for granted.” Big plans, Seaver hopes to build a successful future for himself. “I am still deciding what I want to do yet, but I do look forward to going to college, graduating, and finding a good, dependable job.”
With the right raising, having the right mentality is as easy as pie. “There are some things that I would like to be remembered for. One is being a good person, being honest and good to the core. Another thing is becoming the best friend to others as I can possibly be.” Brought up in a faithful household, Seaver’s most favored bible verse is important to him, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13.