How to Watch the 2023 Danny Dietz Memorial Classic
The 14th annual Danny Dietz Memorial Classic is coming to Roping.com May 27, and here's what you need to know about the event.
Kaleb Driggers and Wesley Thorp roping a steer at the 2022 Danny Dietz Memorial Classic.
Kaleb Driggers and Wesley Thorp took home the 2022 Danny Dietz Memorial Classic.

Each year, the Danny Dietz Memorial Classic sees top ropers around the country showing their support for the men and women who fight for our freedoms. Now in its 14th year, “The Classic” has become a prestigious roping, and this is how you can watch all the action through Roping.com.

What is the Danny Dietz Memorial Classic?

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy Seals set out on a special operation in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan where they were ambushed. Three of the four men lost their lives, and the rescue helicopter was also shot down. Nineteen Special Operations Warriors were killed, leaving behind loved ones. Of the 19 was Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class (SEAL) Danny Dietz. His wife, Patsy, was dedicated to keeping his memory alive. Thus, the Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Foundation was created to offer support during times of need to those that protect us at all cost.

In 2008, Danny Dietz Memorial Classic co-founder Danny Quinlan approached Patsy to bring together the sport of team roping with the SEAL community in an effort to further honor her husband. The Danny Dietz Memorial Classic was created. “The Classic” and The Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Foundation™️ have raised close to $1M for the people that sacrifice so much for our freedoms and to keep us safe. Proceeds from the weekend’s events—which include a gala and PRCA rodeo in addition to the team roping—benefit The Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Foundation. 

Where and when?

The Danny Dietz Memorial Classic will take place May 26-29, 2023, at the NRS Ranch Arena in Decatur, Texas. The Open, which features some of the world’s greatest ropers, will take place Saturday, May 27.

How to Watch

This year’s Danny Dietz Memorial Classic will be livestreamed exclusively on Roping.com Saturday, May 27. The livestream, sponsored by Equinety, will be available for free during the event. After the event, the archived footage will be available exclusively to Roping.com members.

Roping.com is the online training resource for team ropers. In addition to thousands of videos, exclusive roping films and livestream footage in your back pocket, members get private access to World Champion coaches like Jake Barnes, Clay O’Brien Cooper, Matt Sherwood, 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee Trevor Brazile and more, every day. Join now for only $29.95/month and take advantage of step-by-step tutorials, run critiques, private members-only Facebook group, the industry’s leading DVD footage and other benefits available exclusively to Roping.com members.

The Roping.com livestream coverage of the 14th Annual Danny Dietz Memorial Classic is sponsored by Equinety. The Equinety line of products are specifically designed to enhance the life of your horse, increase energy, focus and endurance, strengthen your horse’s bones, collagen and muscles, and improve your horse’s natural immune system. Equinety’s Horse XL patented formula customizes itself to your horse’s needs by adding one to two scoops mixed with your horse’s food on a daily basis. Learn more about how Equinety products are helping horses worldwide by visiting their website: teamequinety.com.

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