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Just in the Nick of time

• Sartain returns to roping with his eyes fixed on another gold buckle


When Nick Sartain was young, he didn’t have a cell phone to occupy his time when the fun waned.

No, as a youth in the 1980s, he had to come up with his own entertainment. Throw in the fact that he traveled with his family to horse show after horse show, he needed an outlet.

“What got me started roping was being at those horse shows, and I’d get bored,” said Sartain, 43, the 2009 heading world champion and Cinch endorsee from Bandera, Texas. “I’d duck off, and there were some kids that roped the dummy, and I’d find them. That’s what got me to take to it.”

Before long, that...

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