Kaleb Driggers (l) and Junior Nogueira (second from right) smoked the short-round of the Open Roping with a run of 4.67 seconds to win that round as well as the average. Awards included saddles, buckles and almost $23,000 to split. Presenting their awards is Broc’s mom, Kelline Balistreri and brother, Brent Cresta. Dustin J. Davis Olson Photo
By Kyle Davis
Special To Ropers Sports News
RED BLUFF, CA – On April 18, 2017, team ropers from across the country gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Broc Cresta at the 5th annual Broc Cresta Memorial Roping. Due to the extraordinary amount of rain that has pelted Northern California over the past six months, the Broc Cresta Memorial Roping was moved from the Four Star Ranch in Cottonwood to the Pauline Davis Pavilion in Red Bluff. Although the picturesque setting at the Four Star Ranch was missed this year, the battle within the arena was as thrilling as ever.
RENO, NV – Ullman-Peterson Events, the owner of the richest one-day Open and Amateur ropings in America, has rebranded the amateur events for 2017 and added a title sponsorship from Wrangler, the iconic and leading western American denim brand.
Not only does the change make one of the richest weeks in western sports even richer, but it also allows fans worldwide to watch the world’s richest one-day Open roping live for the first time in 40 years, exclusively via the Wrangler Network (www.wranglernetwork.com).
“We are proud to expand our partnership with the BFI,” said Wrangler’s Jeff Chadwick. “Putting these events on the Wrangler Network allows viewers across the world to see the high quality of competition.”