5 Episodes of The Score to Binge on a Post-Football Sunday
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The Score Podcast by The Team Roping Journal is the place to catch up on all things team roping, including never-before-told stories from the rodeo trail. Here are five episodes of The Score to listen to today, whether you’re cleaning the house or the barn, dragging your arena, wrapping steers or on the road to a jackpot.

Episode 1: Aaron Tsinigine

Aaron Tsinigine won the World in 2015, and two years later, host Chelsea Shaffer sat him down to relive that life-changing season. Sitting in Tsinigine’s pickup—complete with his pup squeaking a dog toy—we took our first dive into podcasting.

Matt Sherwood Gets REAL with ProRodeo Politics

Matt Sherwood was a businessman first and a professional team roper second, and that shows in his no-nonsense management of the PRCA’s team ropers. As the event rep for the ProRodeo’s team ropers, he’s tasked with representing NFR qualifiers, contenders and circuit cowboys alike—a job that’s not for the faint of heart. Not to mention, he’s a two-time world champ, eight-time NFR qualifier and George Strait champ with $1.3 million in career earnings.

Rodeo Road Trips

With the 2021 rodeo season wrapped in the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt like it was as good of a time as any to have a light-hearted episode about the good old days on the rodeo trail in a different era. So to do that, we racked our brains for the best cowboy travel stories we’ve ever heard told, and we called up the guys who lived to tell the tales so we could all have a good laugh at their expense. We started with Travis Tryan, and then move to Trey Yates, Trevor Brazile, Patrick Smith and finish out the episode with Cesar de la Cruz. 

The Colter Todd Story

Colter Todd walked away from team roping at the top of his game. He’s not the only one to have done this, but the way he left, the wins he left on the table and his unwavering commitment to his family are worth knowing. This is TRJ’s most-downloaded audio article of all time.

Horse Market Report: Solo Select’s Ty Smith’s Take on the 2023 Rope Horse Business

Team roping is alive and well, and perhaps one of the brightest indicators of that truth is the rope horse market. And perhaps nobody knows that better than Solo Select CEO Ty Smith

Smith, co-owner of This Catt Shines, is one of the Western performance industry’s leading brokers, buying and selling elite prospects through Solo Select Horses, as well as through major physical sales like those hosted by Western Bloodstock. A team roper at heart, Smith owns This Catt Shines, standing at the Lazy E, and Solo Select owns the prolific Woody Be Tuff

In this episode of The Score, Smith outlines his take on the 2023 rope horse market, including where mares, yearlings and prospects fit into the mix, and what forces are driving the demand in the marketplace right now. Plus, he gives some insight into Select Genes, the new program Melanie Smith and Solo Select launched just this month.

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