Arizona’s Brennan Tallman and Bryan Sells rode out the back of the main arena at Rancho Rio after roping their short round steer of the Ariat World Series of Team Roping Title Fights XI #11.5 in 7.87 seconds at third callback to move them into the lead of the roping with two teams to sweat.

Tallman, 35, and Sells, 27, watched as second call back came up with a no-time and the high team back came up with a leg, making them the champions of the Title Fights XI #11.5 with a time of 34.25 seconds on four head, worth $43,000 on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 in Wickenburg, Arizona.

“It was good to get that steer down, and I knew my partner was going to hammer it down,” Tallman said. “I just had to do my part and catch the steer and give him a good handle. It’s unbelievable. It’s a lot of money and it’s what we dream about and practice for.”

Tallman got out on the barrier and turned all four steers on his nephew’s 9-year-old gelding, Nicky.

“I asked him if I could use him, and luckily, he let me,” said Tallman, who is grateful for the borrowed mount which came from Siggins Horse Company. “That horse is unbelievable. I just had to get up there and he made it easy for me.”

Sells heeled on a 5-year-old blaze-faced, sorrel mare, named Juicy, whom he purchased from a barrel racer and finished in the heeling.

“When I started her, she didn’t know where to go, but she could get back on a rope,” Sells said. “She did her job today.”  

Full Results:

1. Brennan Tallman and Bryan Sells, 34.25 seconds on four head, worth $43,000
2. Wyatt Bourdet and Kelly Barker, 36.11 seconds on four head, worth $33,180
3. Dylan Johnson and Carl Johnson, 36.15 seconds on four head, worth $23,420
4. Rusty Rich and Shawn Hastings, 36.35 seconds on four head, worth $17,580
5. Tanner Anderson and Jason Handy, 37.44 seconds on four head, worth $15,620
6. Erik Jackson and Timothy Rutar, 38.94 seconds on four head, worth $13,660
7. Ben Folsom and Chad Evans, 39.00 seconds on four head, worth $11,700
8. Brooke Howell and Paul Tierney, 39.24 seconds on four head, worth $9,760
9. Nathan Coffelt and Sam Kueffer, 39.46 seconds on four head, worth $7,800
10. Willie Reid and Radar Shepherd, 39.66 seconds on four head, worth $7,800
11. Paul Devine and Bill Butler, 40.34 seconds on four head, worth $5,860
12. Tate Oftedahl and Cash Robinson, 40.46 seconds on four head, worth $5,860
13. Marcus Linaweaver and Mark Linaweaver, 41.68 seconds on four head, worth $1,000
14. Cooper Bradshaw and Jerimie Warner, 44.62 seconds on four head, worth $1,000

Short-Go Fast Time
1. Connie Harris and Larry Harris, 14.13-second run, worth $1,000

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