By Jeff Osborne
GEORGE WEST – It takes a special toughness to compete in rodeo, but that toughness reaches a whole other level when it comes to bull riding. George West’s Jayce Mozisek has that talent and tenacity in spades, and he underscored that fact when he won the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s bull riding championship.
Jayce, a 2019 graduate of George West High School and the son of Kyle and Lindsay Carpenter, is now headed to the national rodeo championship in Rocksprings, Wyoming, July 12-21. He won the second round of the Texas finals and led the average throughout the state level competition.
Jayce competed in Texas high school rodeo Region 8 for two years and competed in Region 6 as a senior. He also was part of the Elite Christian Junior Bull Riders for Lester Meier Rodeo Company in Bulverde.
“Jayce has only been in the sport for three years, but he dreamed of this since he was a baby,” Lindsay Carpenter said. “His favorite things as a child were dirt and bucking bulls.
“Dreams really do come true — this is a huge accomplishment.”
Faith has played a strong role in Jayce’s success, Carpenter said.
“Our motto is pray first, then ride,” she said.
Jayce is a member for Cowboys for Christ and Brush Country Cowboy Church.
On his Facebook page, Jayce posted the following message:
“Today has truly been unbelievable. I am proud to say I’m the 2019 Texas high school state champion! I just wanna thank everyone that has help me along the way and help me pursue a dream I have had ever since I could remember I also want to thank my awesome God. If there is anything I have learned from this is that with God all things are possible and no matter what happens He will be there to lean on. He is truly great.”
A benefit steak sale to help Jayce raise funds to make the trip to Wyoming is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30 at the Buck West House in George West.
Jeff Osborne is the editor of The Progress. He can be reached at 361-786-3022 or email@example.com.