This summer, 8-year-old Chase Forman of Goshen competed in the Ohio Junior Rodeo Association (OJRA) in Urbana, Ohio.
Chase has been competing in OJRA rodeos since the age of 4 and now it’s a family affair. He rodeos along side with his 4-year-old brother, Tate; his 6-year-old cousin, Austin Kube; and his 3-year-old cousin, Charlie Whitacre.
Chase competed in four Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (K-2) division events – Sheep Riding, Goat Tail Tying, Dummy Roping, and Down and Back. He also rodeo-ed up in the 3rd through 5th Grade (3-5) Division to compete in Advanced Dummy Roping.
At the Ohio Junior Rodeo Association awards banquet held in Urbana, Ohio on Dec. 12 Chase was rewarded for his hard work and dedication to the sport. He won the OJRA Finals All-Around Cowboy for the K-2 division. For the year (or rodeo season), Chase won his second All-Around Cowboy title as well as Champion Goat Tail Tying, Champion Dummy Roping, and Reserve Champion Down and Back in the K-2nd grade division. He also took home a buckle for Champion Advanced Dummy Roper in the 3rd-5th grade division.
In all, Chase won four buckles, an All Around Cowboy jacket and vest, a poster of his events, and a noseband and tie down for his horse, Daisy.
Chase is a second grader at Marr Cook Elementary. He is the son of Karyn and Scott Forman and brother to Tate Forman. Grandson of Kathy and Randy Whitacre of Pleasant Plain, Butch Forman of Loveland, Elisheva and Curt Caden of Englewood. Great Grandson of Audrey and Gene Koch of Goshen, Mabel Forman of Loveland, and the late Mary Lou and Bill Whitacre of Pleasant Plain.
For more information about OJRA, visit their website at www.ojra.org.