Pat was born an athlete, starting with bobby-sox soft ball, progressing to high school soft ball and on to local traveling leagues. She always played the highest action positions, shortstop or third base, on competitive teams that won many championships.
Later in life, she took up bowling and spent 20 years on local teams, competing at local, state and national tournaments, and won numerous team and individual awards. Then, along came golf. A “mention” is all it gets.
Pat started her rodeo career with the NSPRA in 1996 at the age of sixty. For years, she had followed her husband, Tom, to numerous rodeos. Finally, Tom challenged her to try ribbon roping with his team roping partner, Bob Ragsdale.