Mauriceville youth wins Calf Scramble at rodeo

Published 10:10 am Saturday, February 27, 2016

Special to The Leader

San Antonio — The calf scramble was held Wednesday, February 17, at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

4-H and FFA youth competed among twenty of each other alike to receive certificates to purchase breeding or market animals to exhibit in the 2017 San Antonio Junior Livestock Show. Twelve, $1,000 certificates were awarded that evening to those who caught a calf.

Casey Peveto, of Mauriceville, Texas, was fortunate enough to catch a calf and receive a certificate. He is a member of the Deweyville FFA and says that his hobbies consist of hunting and showing.

Peveto chose to become involved in the calf scramble after learning about the opportunity from participating in HLSR and wanted to give it a go here. This year, his favorite part about the whole San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo was the calf scramble itself and getting the opportunity to catch a calf.

Established in 1950, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (S.A.L.E.) has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over one million visitors entering the grounds each year. The success of S.A.L.E. is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers that give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated more than $147.9 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums.