Carlie Woodall

Carlie Woodall prepares to turn a barrel Wednesday night in the rodeo at Roberts Park Amphitheater. (More photos from the rodeo on Page A3)

When Carlie Woodall enters the rodeo arena, she doesn’t think about winning. Rather, she thinks about her biggest inspiration, her mother.

Woodall lost her mother, Tammie, to a long battle of cancer in 2007. Woodall was just 13.