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Casey Dupre is a tie-down roper in the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association. The 17 year old Lake Charles, La. resident has been roping calves for four years. He rides a ten year old mare named C.G., a sorrel with a white blaze, who is good, he says. “She does her job in the arena.” The family has owned C.G. for five years.
As a senior at Grand Lake High School in Grand Lake, Casey loves the people, because they’re “down to earth, and nice.” His favorite subject is math. Last fall, he took a college course in math, and is now taking advanced math class. His least favorite class is English, mostly because reading and writing aren’t on his list of most enjoyable things to do. His favorite teacher is Mr. Scotty Poole, his ag teacher for his first three years of high school. Mr. Scotty loves to have fun with the kids, and is very helpful to them.
Casey played basketball for Grand Lake as a forward. He’s a big basketball fan, and enjoys the Kentucky Wildcats and the Golden State Warriors. This fall, he will attend McNeese State University in Lake Charles, where he will work on a degree in mechanical engineering. He isn’t planning on rodeoing collegiately but instead will focus on his studies. After college, he’d like to work at a refinery.
In his spare time, Casey helps his dad with chores and hangs out with friends at their houses or at the movies. He and his friends like to have bonfires and play video games. Casey’s favorite video game is Batman, and his favorite movie is Eight Seconds. The movie reminds him of his uncle, who was the 1970 Louisiana State High School Bull Riding champ. Casey considered riding bulls when he was young, but he prefers roping calves.
He has qualified for state high school finals twice. When he was younger, he competed in the High Hope Riders Club, the Jeff Davis Club, and the Silver Spurs Club.
His favorite meal is his mother’s rice with chicken and okra covered in gravy, and his favorite sweet treat is Reese’s peanut butter cups.He has two older sisters, LeAnne and Lauren, who competed in high school rodeo and who he loves to pick on. Casey is the son of Darryl and Leah Dupre.