Kallie Hitchcock is the 18-year-old daughter of Dawn and Tony Carvalho of Lodi, California. Kallie, who recently graduated from Tokay High School, has been an active participant in 4-H and FFA activities since the age of 9, and has held several student officer positions. She has shown dogs, goats, swine, turkeys, and was recognized as the outstanding senior and top horticulture student in her FFA chapter. In addition, she has participated in California High School Rodeo Association events in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying, in which she made the state finals. Kalle loves to help the youth in her community by teaching them how to ride and participate in goat tying competitions.
Bryce Latray is the 16-year-old son of Michelle and Steve Latrey of Groesbeck, Texas.
An accomplished team roper, Bryce has won numerous bucels, saddles, and even a horse trailer, in various competitions during the last two years. He is entering his fourth year of competition in the Texas High School Rodeo Association Region 10, where he also serves as vice president and as a reporter for the Association newspaper. Although a talented team roper, Bryce also excels academically. He is currently ranked fifth in his class of 126 students, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Enrolled in college preparatory and dual-credit classes, Bryce is schedules to graduate in the swing of 2013, at age 17, with his high school diploma and an associates degree from Navarro College.
Monthly competitors saluted by Justin Boots receive a pair of Justin AQHA Q-Crepe Series boots. To nominate your favorite top performance by a young Western rider, log on to justinboots.com/salutes for contest rules and details.