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The Team Roping Journal strives to expand and energize the team roping industry by telling dynamic stories of the people, horses and events that inspire the sport. Through engaging editorial and photography, we work to provide the necessary content for today’s team roper to maximize his or her precious time in and out of the arena.

Meet The Team Behind The Team Roping Journal: 


Chelsea Shaffer was the managing editor for Spin To Win Rodeo for seven years, and is now the editor of the new Team Roping Journal. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives with her daughter Elise in Fort Lupton, Colorado. In her free time, she barrel races and rodeos.


G.R. Schiavino is the associate editor of The Team Roping Journal. In 2017, she received the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Magazine Article for her story “Warriors to Ride the River With,” published in American Cowboy magazine. More recently, Schiavino was a finalist for the American Horse Publication’s Equine Media Awards for her story “Beating the Odds” in The Team Roping Journal.


Kaitlin Gustave, a former intern during the creation of the new magazine, is now a new addition to the Team Roping Journal as assistant editor. She is a 2018 graduate from West Texas A&M University with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in marketing. She competed in college rodeo during her time in Canyon, Texas, at WTAMU, and roped at USTRC and World Series of Team Roping events across the Southwest. She grew up in San Juan Capistrano, California and moved to Texas in her later teen years to accomplish goals in the rodeo and roping world. Kaitlin enjoys spending her free time roping calves or heading steers, attending amateur rodeos and World Series of Team Roping competitions with her two horses in tow.


Kendra Santos was editor of Spin to Win Rodeo for its entire 21-year run, and now serves as senior editor of The Team Roping Journal. Raised in a rodeo family that is four generations strong, Santos’s career also has included longtime stints as the PRCA Director of Communications, PBR Editor-in-Chief and rodeo columnist for American Cowboy magazine. Kendra is mom to two roping sons, Lane and Taylor.