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Jayme Marcum

Women Contestant

Growing up around the famed Mesquite Championship Rodeo, Jayme Reaves Marcum was destined to become a cowgirl. Jayme lost her father when she was an infant, but her single mother rode horses and began barrel racing, encouraging and supporting Jayme’s love for horses. Kay Gay became a mentor for Jayme, fine-tuning her riding skills. A determined competitor and athlete, Jayme quickly began winning – capturing the Mesquite Championship Youth Rodeo All Around Cowgirl. Jayme enjoyed watching the calf roping at Mesquite, and became great in breakaway calf roping, she was the Lone Star High School Champion Breakaway Roper every year from 1978 to 1982. Also excelling in team roping and barrel racing, Jayme earned the Texas High School All Around Cowgirl title in 1982.

Jayme attended college on a rodeo scholarship and later joined the ranks of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and qualified for the Women’s National Finals Rodeo more than a dozen times. She won the world championship in both Breakaway and Tie Down Calf Roping. She’s been a constant force in the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association, winning the breakaway calf roping title 6 times since 1997, and also won the breakaway calf roping championships in the United Professional Rodeo Assn (UPRA) in 2009 and 2011.

As a team roper, Jayme is a force at both ends, heading and heeling. She is a regular in the winners’ circle, and recently was one of the top money earners at the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Jayme credits her success to the encouragement she received from her mother and supporters, and to the great horses she has been able to ride and own. She is quick to lend a hand and mentor young cowgirls who want to rope. Jayme owns and operates Springtown Feed in Springtown, Texas. She and her husband Steve enjoy team roping together.