National Western Stock Show Rodeo 2024: What You Need to Know
Draws, results and everything you need to know for the 2024 National Western Stock Show Rodeo.
Clay Smith and Jake long team roping in Denver.
Clay Smith and Jake Long were 3.9 seconds to win the 2023 NWSSR team roping. Image by Ric Andersen/CBarC Photography.

The National Western Stock Show Rodeo kicks off the 2024 ProRodeo season in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 11-21.

These are the 78 teams set to rope in the performances, starting Thursday, Jan. 11.


NWSSR Team Roping Set 1

The following teams will rope in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. CST and Friday, Jan 12 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Derrick Begay/Colter Todd 
  • Doyle Yazzie/Hiyo Yazzie 
  • Curry Kirchner/L.J. Yeahquo 
  • Jay Ellerman/Mickey Gomez 
  • Trey Blackmore/Whip Peterson 
  • Colby Siddoway/Caleb Hendrix 
  • Cash Duty/Ross Ashford 
  • Cyle Denison/Dustin Davis

NWSSR Team Roping Set 3

The following teams will rope in Denver on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Kolton Schmidt/Landen Glenn 
  • Edgar Aguilar/Edgar Villegas 
  • Jace Johnson/Nano Garza 
  • Coy Rahlmann/Billie Jack Saebens 
  • Reno Stoebner/Clay Green 
  • Brayden Fillmore/Josh Fillmore 
  • Dustin Witman/Tyler Lauridsen 
  • Rett Coors/Troupe Coors 
  • Willow Wilson/TW Wilson 
  • Lucas Screws/Paul Gutierrez

NWSSR Team Roping Set 5

The following teams will rope in Denver on Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

  • Erich Rogers/Paul Eaves 
  • Ben Jordan/Scott Lauaki 
  • Cory Kidd/Clay Futrell 
  • Trey Gallais/Denim Ross 
  • Jake Clay/Trey Yates 
  • Tanner Green/Rich Skelton 
  • Kreece Thompson/Rance Doyal 
  • Tee McLeod/Sid Sporer 
  • Max Kuttler/Cashton Weidenbener 
  • Wyatt Bray/Paden Bray 

NWSSR Team Roping Set 7

The following teams will rope in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

  • Jase Staudt/Jayden Johnson 
  • Clay Bauer/Butch Levell 
  • Garrett Tonozzi/T.J. Watts 
  • Bodie Mattson/Cash Hetzel 
  • Coy Brittain/Colton Brittain 
  • Zane Huffman/Blake Ash 
  • Clint Summers/Jake Long 
  • J.C. Yeahquo/Buddy Hawkins 
  • Wade Smith/Zach Varian 
  • Will Jones/Trey Frank

NWSSR Team Roping Set 2

The following teams will rope in Denver on Friday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m.

  • Zack Woods/Gavin Foster
  • Cash Fretwell/Kade Weatherman 
  • Cooper Wimberly/Pedro Maestas 
  • Jake Smith/Douglas Rich 
  • Hagen Peterson/Chase Tryan 
  • Austin Crist/Justin Borrego 
  • Cache Burnside/Cody Burnside 
  • Roan Oldfield/Creed West 
  • Kolby Krieger/Jake South 
  • Clay Smith/Coleby Payne

NWSSR Team Roping Set 4

The following teams will rope in Denver on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Gunner Plenty/Mason Trollinger 
  • Devon Johnson/Boogie Ray 
  • Kellan Johnson/Carson Johnson 
  • Riley Minor/Brady Minor 
  • Cam Jensen/Clayton Symons 
  • Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller 
  • Clayton Hass/Jaylen Eldridge 
  • Cooper Bruce/Wyatt Kanan 
  • Wyatt Imus/Tyler McKnight 
  • Cody Reed/Jace McDaniel

NWSSR Team Roping Set 6

The following teams will rope in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Dustin Egusquiza/Levi Lord 
  • Coleman Proctor/Logan Medlin 
  • Jake Cooper/Chase Graves 
  • Zane Thompson/Jesse Jolly 
  • Tyler Waters/Blaine Vick 
  • Manny Egusquiza/Evan Arnold 
  • Jay Tittel/Justin Viles 
  • Eric Martin/Ryon Tittel 
  • Luke Brown/Travis Graves 
  • Andrew Ward/Kollin VonAhn

NWSSR Team Roping Set 8

The following teams will rope in Denver on Friday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Tyler Wade/Wesley Thorp 
  • Cole Eiguren/Tyler Eiguren 
  • Marcus Theriot/Cole Curry 
  • Todd Drommond/Cameron Ritchey 
  • Cody Snow/Hunter Koch 
  • Tanner James/Michael Fortenberry 
  • Braden Pirrung/Jr. Dees 
  • Nelson Wyatt/Lane Mitchell 
  • Lightning Aguilera/Jonathan Torres 
  • Tanner Tomlinson/Patrick Smith

How do team ropers qualify for Denver?

The top 30 from the 2023 PRCA world standings, the top five from the 2024 PRCA world standings, and the top five from the 2023 Mountain States circuit standings (who have not already qualified in the previous two categories) were invited. From the qualifier, held Dec. 22-23, 2023, 40 teams advanced.


What is the NWSSR format?

Performances

  • All events will have two full go-rounds, ran in consecutive performances. The first 16 performances will feature eight brackets of 10 teams, and contestants will run their go-rounds back-to-back (see schedule). 
  • The top three in the aggregate on two runs in each bracket will advance to the semi-finals rounds. 

The Semi-Finals

  • The semi-finals progressive round will consist of three performances. Each performance will have eight contestants. 
  • The top four contestants of each semi-finals performance will advance to the finals.

The Finals

  • 12 contestants will compete in the finals on Sunday, Jan. 22.
  • The fastest time of the finals will earn the title of National Western Stock Show Rodeo champion.

How does Denver pay?

The team roping has a purse of $113,750 ($56,875 per end). Here’s how the payoff will break down in each round, according to the PRCA:

“After the 6% is retained for the PRCA, 45% of the remaining amount will be allotted for the first two go-rounds (22.5% for each go-round) and each go-round will play 8 places. 30% will be allotted to the semi-finals (10% for each of the three semi-finals performances) and will each pay 4 places. 25% will be allotted to the finals which will pay 8 places. There will be no average payoff.”

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