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What’s The American Rodeo Team Roping Draw? (Plus How to Watch, Payout Details and More)
Here's the team roping draw, the payout and how to watch The American Rodeo from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
American Rodeo Team Roping
Wesley Thorp, Luke Brown and Derrick Begay will all rope at The American Rodeo again in 2024. | Jamie Arviso Photos

Five teams battled through The American Contender Series to rope for $1 million Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, going head-to-head with the top five teams from the final 2023 PRCA World Standings. Here’s the draw, the payout and how to watch The American Rodeo.

2024 American Rodeo Team Roping Contestants

HeadersHeeler 
Tyler WadeWesley Thorp
Clint SummersJake Long
Derrick BegayColter Todd
Andrew WardBuddy Hawkins
Luke BrownHunter Koch
Brenten HallKaden Profili
Coy RahlmannBillie Jack Saebens
Shay Dixon CarrollLogan Moore
Dustin EgusquizaTravis Graves
Clay SmithNicky Northcott

How Does The American Team Roping Draw Work?

Per The American Rodeo’s Ground Rules: Run positions: The “Top 5” and five (5) Contender teams will alternate run positions beginning with a “Top 5” team first. The “Top 5” will run in opposite order of their immediately preceding year’s final PRCA World Standings rankings and the five (5) Contender teams will run in order of slowest qualified time to fastest qualified time from the Contender Tournament Finals. (i.e., #5 ranked PRCA “Top 5” team, followed by the 5th place finisher Contender team from the Contender Tournament Finals, followed by the #4 ranked PRCA “Top 5” team, followed by the 4th place finisher Contender team from the Contender Tournament Finals continuing that pattern until all have competed.)

So, this means the draw for the Round of 10 should be (unofficially):

  1. Luke Brown and Hunter Koch
  2. Clay Smith and Nicky Northcott
  3. Derrick Begay and Colter Todd
  4. Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves
  5. Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins
  6. Shay Carroll and Logan Moore
  7. Clint Summers and Jake Long
  8. Coy Rahlmann and Billie Jack Saebens
  9. Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp
  10. Brenten Hall and Kaden Profili

*We deciphered this draw based on the ground rules, but we’re still clear if Derrick Begay and Colter Todd will rope before Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins or vice versa based on our reading of the rules. We’ve asked for clarity, and the official draw should be posted this evening, March 7.

Who Advances to the Round of 4?

The fastest four teams will advance from the Round of 10. In the case of a tie, here are the rules, per The American’s ground rules:

The teams with the top four (4) fastest qualified times in The American Rodeo Round of 10 advance to The American Rodeo Round of 4. If there is a tie for the last position, the tie breaker will be as follows:

  • 4.3.4.2.4.1. If the tie is between a Contender team and a “Top 5” team, the tie breaker will be awarded to The Contender team.
  • 4.3.4.2.4.2. If the tie is between two (2) or more Contenders, the tied team with the fastest qualified time in the Contender Tournament Finals will advance.
  • 4.3.4.2.4.3. If the tie is between two (2) or more “Top 5”teams, the tie will go to the tied team with the highest ranking from the immediately preceding year’s final PRCA Team Roping World Standings.

What are the Rules for the Round of 4?

Teams will compete based on qualified times from the Round of 10, from slowest to fastest, though the round is a clean-slate. In case of a tie for first place, there will be a rope off:

The tied Teams will compete again, on one (1) additional run, to determine the Champions. Team with the fastest qualified time in the rope off wins the Championship. If still tied the Teams are named Co-Champions. If neither Team receives a qualified time in the rope off, the Teams are named Co-Champions. If neither Team receives a qualified time, the Teams are named Co-Champions. Co-champions are not eligible for the Contender Bonus regardless of if he/she is a Contender Athlete Team.

American Rodeo Team Roping Payout

  1. $100,000 per man
  2. $25,000 per man
  3. $10,000 per man
  4. $5,000 per man

Fifth through 10th in the Round of 10 receive $500 a man.

HOW TO WATCH THE AMERICAN RODEO

The American Performance Horseman Competition will air on Fox  Saturday, Mar. 16 at 11:30 AM ET-1:00 PM ET on FS1.

The American Contender Round will air on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, Mar. 10 at 11 a.m. EST

The American Championship Round will air on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Stay tuned for live updates and stories all week long at BarrelRacing.com, The Team Roping JournalThe Breakaway Roping Journal and CalfRoping.com on site and on social media. 

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