The Team Roping Journal strives to expand and energize the team roping industry by telling dynamic stories of the people, horses and events that inspire the sport. Whether you’re a header, heeler or loyal fan, The Team Roping Journal will provide you with stories of ropers, team roping producers, rodeos, great horses and horse care to improve your Western sport life. Through engaging team roping content, including instructional videos and photography, we work to provide the necessary news and training for today’s team roper to maximize his or her precious time in and out of the arena.
In more recent times, the list of successful, lifelong Arizona native team ropers has included the likes of Derrick Begay, Cesar de la Cruz, Chance Kelton, Erich Rogers, Colter Todd and Aaron Tsinigine. It’d be easy to add a guy like 2017 World Champion Heeler Cory Petska, who lives in Marana, only this particular list is comprised only of natives. Like every cowboy kid, they all grew up with heroes from their home turf—in this case, Arizona cactus country.