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Upperco teen hones skills for goat-tying rodeo event
Upperco teen hones skills for goat-tying rodeo event

Don't call Carli Cavin a goat roper, a derisive term generally reserved for a cowboy or cowgirl wannabe or a phony having, as the saying goes, "all hat and no cattle." Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the Hereford High School rising senior, an authentic rodeo athlete who knows what it's like to participate in the spirited competition at the heart of cowboy culture. Cavin returned last month from the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., where she and 10 of her Maryland teammates made their debut on the national stage against rivals from across the United States — and even a few from Australia and Canada. And, yes,...

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