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Morgan Robson has a positive attitude, no matter what she does. The Hugoton, Kansas cowgirl knows that being cheery makes things better, and if she’s in a situation that isn’t the greatest, she works at being positive. Both of her parents have taught her, “make the best of it,” she says. “All along, have a great attitude about everything and it will end up good.”
Morgan, who is 14, is a member of the Kansas Junior High Rodeo Association. She competes in the breakaway roping, team roping (she heads for Hunter Brunson), ribbon roping (she runs for Hunter), and the goat tying. Of all her events, goats are her favorite. “I get to fly off a horse, have fun getting off and tying fast.” Tying goats appeals to the daredevil side of her, which causes her to do “stupid things” – like mudding when she’s not supposed to, riding four-wheelers with her little brother, and “doing crazy things as much as I can.”
For the roping, she rides a twenty year old paint named Robin. He’s “got quite the attitude,” she says. “If you make him mad, he’s going to bite you on the shoulder or anywhere he wants to. When you’re picking out his front feet, he’ll bite you on the butt.”
For the goat tying, she trades off between Robin and an equally ornery horse, a mare named Annie. Annie is her brother’s calf roping horse, and she’s a prima donna, Morgan says. “You’ve got to have everything perfect or she won’t do it. She has to have her feed in the same spot. She’s the same way (as Robin). She’ll bite you, paw the trailer, all that fun stuff.”
She loves being an eighth grader at Moscow School in Moscow, Kan. “School is fun for me. You can make school boring, or you can make it fun. I choose to have fun. You’ve got to have a good attitude about it.” Her favorite class is pre-algebra, because it’s easy, but life science is not on her good list. It’s too complicated: “It’s crazy how you have to have everything perfect (in science) or it won’t turn out.”
Morgan loves basketball almost as much as she loves rodeo. Even though she’s the tallest girl in junior high, she plays guard and forward, because she has good ball handling skills. She also plays volleyball and is on the school’s Principal’s Honor Roll.
When she goes to college, she’d like to play basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. She loves the coach, Sherri Coale, and would like to be involved in her program. After college, she’d like to play for the WNBA or be a nurse. Her favorite WNBA team is the Atlanta Dream, and her favorite player is Elena Delle Donne, who plays for the Chicago Sky.
Morgan has a pet mini Australian shepherd, Wrangler, who loves to cuddle with her. He’ll sleep right next to her, his head on the pillow and under the covers.
She also competes in the Kansas Pro Rodeo Association and the Little Britches Rodeo Association. She’s qualified for state junior high finals both of the last two years, and finished seventh grade in the top fifteen in the team roping and in second place in the breakaway, going on to compete at the National Junior High Finals in Gallup, N.M.
She has an older sister, Jackie, who is deceased, a younger brother, J.D., who is eleven, and a younger sister, Megan, who is eight. She is the daughter of Dave and Brandy Robson.