allcowboysForty-six high school rough stock riders, from 8 different states, gathered together for the very first Cowboy Outfitters USA Rodeo Camp in San Antonio, TX at the Tejas Rodeo Arena.  The rookie athletes were teamed up with 17 members of Cowboy Outfitters USA to develop their skills needed to become a professional athlete.  Cowboy Outfitters USA is an organization designed to preserve the culture of the Professional Cowboy and support the rodeo industry. Rough stock riders not only worked on improving their riding skills in bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding but also spent time learning the basics of nutrition, fitness, sponsorship, working with the media, social media, and developing the cowboy “try.”  The young bareback riders had the opportunity to work with three time World Champion Kaycee Feild and three time NFR Qualifier Tilden Hooper. Saddle Bronc Riders teamed up with 12 time NFR Qualifier Jesse Bail, four time NFR Qualifier Seth Glause and seven time NFR Qualifier Steve Woolsey.  The bull riders were able to learn from the very best which included World Champion Wesley Silcox, World Champion Cody Teel,  DJ Domangue, Clint Craig, Trey Benton, Cooper Davis, Elliot Jacoby, Ardie Maier, Corey Maier, Tyler Willis, and Chandler Bownds. thankyouSpecial guest presentations were given by Tuff Hedeman and Lewis Feild.  Alexis Bloomer and Steve and Sara Rempelos presented on sponsorship, promotions, and social media.  Shawn Scott, Justin Sports Medicine, and Lacey Levisay, fitness trainer, presented on fitness and nutrition while the Sean Amestoy, Wharton County Junior College, presented on preparing for college.  Jason Goodman, with Mattress Firm, spoke on sponsor hips, opportunities, and preparing for the business world. This unique opportunity allowed aspiring professional rodeo athletes to join together with other aspiring rodeo athletes from North Dakota to Texas to receive invaluable advice from the very best.  As Teal Schmidt, saddle bronc rider from South Dakota said, “It was a great experience that I will remember for the rest of my life and I’m really glad I got to do it.”   If you would like more information, please contact Peter Velasco at (210)393-6565 or email him at psvelasco@cowboyoutfittersusa.com.