This Cowgirl’s No Outlaw

Katie Woods can go from courtroom to cowgirl in no time flat.

When the Assistant District Attorney isn’t reining in criminals, she’s in the rodeo arena taking no prisoners.

Last weekend Woods walked away with a champion belt buckle and 400 bucks after she and her team took top honors at the Texoma Cowboy Church Co-ed Ranch Rodeo.

“I truly love both my office life and my home life,” said Woods who, by the way, was the 2004 Miss Rodeo USA. “Each side of my world keeps the other going.”

Ranch Rodeos are competitions in which authentic cowboys and cowgirls work as a team in events that showcase the skills they use daily on the ranch (sorting, mugging, doctoring and tagging). Wood’s team consisted of her boyfriend, Joe Mac Boggeman, his brother, Ty, and their mother, Sandy Crawford.

Although participating in the Ranch Rodeo was a blast, Woods’ sport of choice is barrel racing. The California native actively competed in World Barrel Racing events while going through law school at Texas Wesleyan University.

She slowed down her third year in law school to focus on becoming a prosecutor – something she has always aspired to be. She was hired by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office two years ago and has become adept at juggling her passion for the law and her love for rodeo.

“They are different worlds,” she said. “But I love them both equally.”

Prosecutor Katie Woods with her Miss Rodeo USA and Ranch Rodeo buckles

Melody McDonald, Public Information Officer

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