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Devenport serving as CHSRA District 8 president for 2010-2011

Lynn Devenport, who was living in Bonsall when he began his California High School Rodeo Association (CHSRA) career as a parent, will serve as the CHSRA District 8 president for 2010-11.

The CHSRA District 8 season began September 19 with a rodeo in Hesperia. "Just looking forward to a good year and wanting more national qualifiers to come aboard," Devenport said.

Devenport's own three daughters have all reached the National High School Rodeo Association's national finals after winning state championships. His one remaining daughter in high school rodeo is Macy, who is a junior at Julian Charter School. Mindy Devenport graduated from Bonsall Charter School in 2004 and subsequently competed in college rodeo at Montana State University. Destri Devenport, a 2009 Julian Charter School graduate, spent last year with the New Mexico State University college rodeo team but will be attending phlebotomy school in San Diego County this year.

Devenport himself is from Roswell, New Mexico, and competed in National High School Rodeo Association competition there as well as in the New Mexico Junior Rodeo Association. He entered Bareback Riding, Calf Roping (now Tie-Down Roping), Team Roping, and Bull Riding events while in high school and junior rodeo.

Devenport spent four years on rodeo scholarships at New Mexico Junior College and Eastern New Mexico University and competed in Bareback Riding and Team Roping during his college rodeo career. In 1979 he started his professional rodeo career and has been active with the International Pro Rodeo Association, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the New Mexico Rodeo Association, and the Texas Cowboys Association.

The later two organizations send the state's top three cowboys at season's end to the world finals, and Devenport qualified for the world finals (in different years) with both state organizations. He has competed solely in Bareback Riding at the professional level.

Devenport was living in Texas when he met his wife, Delia. The Devenports moved to Bonsall in 1998 when Lynn Devenport obtained a position as the trainer at Rawhide Ranch. They moved from Bonsall to Temecula in 2003 and from Temecula to San Pasqual in 2005 when Devenport took over training at Cloverdale Stables.

The Devenports' two older daughters began their junior rodeo careers in New Mexico; Mindy was five when she started rodeo in 1991. The family was living in Bonsall in 2000 when Mindy began her high school rodeo career.

Devenport had served as the CHSRA District 8 vice-president for several years and replaces 2009-10 leader Steve Sieck as the District 8 president. Monroe Anderson of Norco succeeds Devenport as the vice-president, while Renee Ochoa from San Bernardino County was elected as the 2010-11 secretary. District 8 covers San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties and part of San Bernardino County. Kortney Cleveland of Menifee will be the District 8 student president for 2010-11.

Devenport's duties as District 8 president include attending state board meetings and appointing leaders for District 8 fundraising events. He also works with stock contractors, arenas, judges, ambulances, and other aspects required to produce a rodeo.


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