When she made the transition from junior high to high school nine months ago, Madisen Goforth made a decision that impacted her becoming the North Texas High School Rodeo Association’s most successful competitor in 2012-2013.Goforth, who lives in Azle, opted to become a home-school student. She now has a lot more flexibility and time on her hands to hone her rodeo skills.“When I attended public school, it was hard — I’d get home at 3 p.m. and then go out and rope until midnight and then there was my homework,” said Goforth, who is enrolled in an academic program called North Hills Private School.Her decision to home school has worked well for her busy rodeo schedule. When the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals ended its three-day run Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, Goforth, a freshman, was crowned as the girls all-around champion. She also lassoed the NTHSRA’s girls rookie title.What’s more, Goforth clinched the 2012-2013 breakaway roping crown and helped North Hills Private School clinch the team title.“In order to win, you have to get out there and practice every day, even if it’s hot or freezing cold,” Goforth said. “It’s also helped that I have parents and an older sister pushing me forward.”Goforth estimated she practices between 50 and 60 hours a week. She qualified for this year’s NTHSRA Finals in breakaway roping, ribbon roping, goat tying, barrel racing and pole bending.Goforth said she began competing in rodeo events when she was about 3. Her father, Todd, and her mother, Shellie, also have competed in the western riding sport.Goforth said she thrives on the rodeo scene.“Rodeo probably is something I’m going to do my whole life,” she said. “I’m a social person. I like meeting new people and it’s fun going to new places.”Dakota Tawater, a roping specialist and Ponder High School senior, clinched his second consecutive NTHSRA boys’ all-around title.Weston Podzemny of Texas Tech Homeschool won the team roping heading and boys’ rookie title. Chris McCuistion of Collinsville finished No. 1 in the ribbon roping and calf roping title races.Other 2012-2013 champions included Brody Yeary, Brock, saddle bronc riding; Colby Moss, Northwest, steer wrestling; J.W. Smith, Paradise, bareback riding; Brooke Tamplen-Redinger, Springtown, steer undercoating; Tainti Carter, Fort Worth Christian, barrel racing; Michael Williams, Azle, chute dogging; Megan MacIsaac, Guyer, pole bending; Chase Gasperson, Decatur, team roping heeling; Morghanne Winkler, North Hills Private School, goat tying; and Koal Livingston, Burleson Centennial, bull riding.