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Jake Cooper Clay Billie Jack Saebens BFI Champions

"The Score" Podcast

On Making History: BFI Champions Clay and Saebens

The 2022 Bob Feist Invitational Champions Jake Cooper Clay and Billie Jack Saebens won $150,000 April 2, 2022, at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. They sat down with podcast host Chelsea Shaffer to talk about what the win means for their careers.

Team Ropers

The Horseman’s Breeder: Mel Potter

Team Ropers

Lucky Ward, Team Roping Fan

How team roping has brought joy to one young, deserving fan named Lucky.

Rope Horses

The Pitzer Legacy: Jim Brinkman and the Family Tradition That Helped Shape the Horse Market

Jim Brinkman and his wife, Tana, are living the Pitzer Ranch legacy started by Jim’s grandfather Howard Pitzer in the Sandhills of north central Nebraska in Ericson. They work alongside their grown children—son Sam and his wife, Kendra; and daughter Sarah and her husband, Lane Larreau—and run horses and cattle per family tradition. Plenty of team roping time is built into the Pitzer Ranch work schedule.

Team Ropers

Wrangler Kingpin Lever Bids Farewell to Western-Industry Worklife

Robert Lever has worked for Wrangler his entire career, and April 30 will retire after more than 45 years with the industry powerhouse. Robert, who’s 69 now, and his wife, Mickey, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in their Waco, Texas, hometown this February. The Levers’ son, Cody, works digital sales for the Cowboy Channel and their daughter, Tiffany Gillett, works for Justin Boots.

Jackpots

The Big Show: 5 Cinch USTRC NFTR Legends Weigh In on Roping’s Biggest Event

For ropers heading to the Cinch USTRC’s National Finals of Team Roping, backing into the box in the John Justin Arena is a big deal whether it’s the first time or the 31st time. With lots of money up for grabs, now is the time to get your mind right.

WRWC Commissioner Linsay Sumpter competes in breakaway roping.

Team Ropers

Commissioner Sumpter: April 2022 at the WRWC

In this monthly letter from the Commissioner, Linsay Rosser-Sumpter lays the groundwork for what the WRWC can accomplish as she takes the wheel.

Team Ropers

Like Father, Like Son: Memories of Winning the BFI Never Fade for Walt Woodard

Walt Woodard will return to the Bob Feist Invitational April 2 with Logan Olson, but first he'll rope in the first BFI Legends Roping with Tee Woolman and Chris Francis.

Team Ropers

Money Heel Shot Lands Lorraine Moreno’s WRWC Qualification

Lorraine Moreno heeled four steers behind Beverly Robbins to win the Amarillo All-Girl Roping and punch her last-chance ticket into the Women’s Rodeo World Championship in the team roping.

Corey Cushing Heading Team Roping ARHFA

Team Ropers

ARHFA Sun Circuit Draws World’s Greatest Horseman

Corey Cushing is back in the roping game thanks to a good horse and the American Rope Horse Futurity Association's Limited Division.

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