ACTRA President Ty Rogers and ACTRA NV/ID Director Garry Rogers present awards to winners of the #3 Roping Rio Hughes and Jake Randall. The duo took home over $4,000 each plus saddles. (Off The Beaten Path Photography)
By Mike Sweeney
ACTRA Business Manager
RENO, NEVADA – The 2019 ACTRA National Finals saw 1,016 contestants show up in Reno to compete for more than $1,000,000 in cash and awards. The Finals saw ropers come from all over the Western United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. We saw world champions as well as ropers 9 to 92 years old draw a check. A total of 569 ropers cashed checks over the week-long event (October 20-26) . I think it is easy to conclude that ACTRA has something to offer for everyone.
Reigning World Champion Header Clay Smith will rope with Jade Corkill, and plans to ride his gray horse, Marty. – Kirt Steinke/Western Rodeo Images Photo
By Lane Karney
Special To Ropers Sports News
On the brink of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which this year runs December 5-14, the field is set. Rodeo’s Super Bowl will light up Las Vegas with the Top 15 in the world in each event battling it out for the ultimate reward—strapping on a gold buckle. After duking it out during the regular season, the top rodeo athletes on the planet will ante up and go all-in for 10 straight nights.