Ariat WSTR Title Fights Tops $1.65-Million Payout
The annual Ariat World Series of Team Roping Title Fights XIII produced by Yost Events and held at Rancho Rio in Wickenburg, Arizona, paid out $1.65 million to ropers from across the nation.
#8.5 QUALIFIER CHAMPS BUD SWAGEL AND GREGORY CARL SINGLETARY.
#8.5 QUALIFIER CHAMPS BUD SWAGEL AND GREGORY CARL SINGLETARY.

Feb. 8–11, 2023, marked the annual Ariat World Series of Team Roping Title Fights XIII produced by Yost Events and held at Rancho Rio in the Team Roping Capital of the World—Wickenburg, Arizona. The four-day event paid out a whopping $1.65 million to ropers from across the nation.

The #8.5 World Series qualifier saw the largest payout at $258,240 with the lion’s share going to former WSTR Finale Champion Bud Swagel, of Dewey, Arizona, and Gregory Carl Singletary, from Waddell, Arizona. The home-state cowboys roped four steers in 37.30 seconds to take home $51,140, bragging rights and the infamous Title Fights boxing gloves.

Other Winners

  • #15.5 Add-On: Corey Whinnery & Aaron Shelley 29.87 on 4 $22,240
  • #14.5: Matt Sherwood & Chase Helton 28.54 on 4 $28,700
  • #13.5: Daylan Frost & Jordan Olson 32.44 on 4 $30,160
  • #12.5: Chance Cherry & Kyle Taylor 32.74 on 4 $38,180
  • #11.5: Cordell Yazzie & Karlis Yazzie 32.95 on 4 $45,500
  • #10.5 Legends: Bruce Pulham & Rick Steed 36.13 on 4 $16,200
  • #10.5: Waylon Cameron & Toby Wallace 34.07 on 4 $46,000
  • #9.5: Jessica Gunsch & Jim Gunsch 39.79 on 4 $48,420
  • #7: Clyde Lawson & Robin Bland 53.01 on 4 $22,840
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