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The Short Score: Ariat World Series of Team Roping Riata Buckle Open Finale
Bubba Buckaloo and Nicky Northcott talk about their win in the 2023 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Riata Buckle Open Finale.
Bubba Buckaloo and Nicky Northcott roping their steer to win the 2023 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Riata Buckle Open Finale.
Nicky Northcott winning the 2023 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Riata Buckle Open Finale. | Jennings photo

The Ariat World Series of Team Roping XVII wrapped up at the South Point in Las Vegas Dec. 9-17, 2023, paying out over $18 million. The first roping of the week was the Riata Buckle Open, which paid $106,000 to the winning team of Bubba Buckaloo and Nicky Northcott. Buckaloo and Northcott were 43.06 seconds on six steers for the win, and they join The Short Score to talk about their win.

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