Heeler Whitney DeSalvo (right) won her fifth Charlie 1 Horse team roping championship in six years, this time with Kenzie Kelton during BFI Week at the Lazy E (Anderson CBarC Photo) Click photo for complete story.
It was standing room only at the 9 a.m. church service with Trey Johnson at the Green Memorial Roping on Easter Sunday. Click photo for full story...
Winners of the Hooey Jr. BFI Open were Jett Stewart and Cashton Weidenbener. Levi James and Garrett Hughes combined to win the Hooey Jr. #10.5. Click photo for full story...
Winners of the BFI #10.5 Over 40 roping were Cole Mott and Tooter Silver (Andersen CBarC Photo) Click photo for full story
Chad Masters and Trey Yates bested the field of 50 teams to win the Broc Cresta Memorial, $16,000 each, plus saddles, buckles and more. – Crystal Amen Photo
By Brody Gill, Special To Ropers Sports News
COTTONWOOD, CALIF. – There are few ceremonies that take place at the start of a sporting event that bring goosebumps to your skin: the national anthem at the Super Bowl, the opening tee shot at the Masters Tournament, or the call to post at the Kentucky Derby. Each of these opening ceremony traditions symbolize the legacy and honor that the event holds to its fans and athletes. The Broc Cresta Memorial Team Roping can be added to that prestigious list for rodeo cowboys and cowgirls.
The BFI win is in a league of its own for 2023 champs Curry Kirchner and Tyson Thompson. – BFI Photo by Andersen CBarC Photo
By Kendra Santos
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA – Curry Kirchner and Tyson Thompson had the biggest day of their young roping careers at the 46th annual Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic, and thanks to the unprecedented 100% 2023 payback have a record $160,000 to show for it. Kirchner, 24, and Thompson, 25, roped six steers in 45.38 seconds to take center stage at the fabulous Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma at BFI’s end on April 1. After braving the BFI marathon, both were borderline speechless.