Chasey Wain was a WPIAL Class AAA track and field finalist in two events last spring as a senior at Thomas Jefferson.

Wain advanced to the WPIAL meet in the girls’ pole vault and javelin.

In fact, she was a WPIAL finalist three times in both events during her high school career.

However, her true passion is in rodeo. Wain has been riding horses since she was only 2 years old.

“While at TJ, I only competed in track and field because I rodeo competitively and travel a lot for it. (Rodeo) is very time consuming,” Wain said. “I’ve been traveling every weekend to different barrel races or rodeos. We have eight horses, some are older and retired, but I normally take three horses with me. I have Joey, Little Bay and Texas. They are all quarter horses, which is their breed.”

“When I first started riding, I had a pony named Little Sir and I rode him for a couple of years. My sister, Chelsey, and I were the only ones who rode in my family besides my step-grandfather, Robert Kmetz. He was a long-time roper and when my gram and (Kmetz) got married, he introduced us to horses. I have created a really awesome bond with my grandparents through horses since they have the farm (in Bentleyville). I ride there almost every day.”

Wain, who plans to study nursing at CCAC South this fall, finished in the top five in her division twice at All American Quarter Horse Congress shows this past year.

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