At some point in your career, you're going to have to learn to be an aggressive team roper if you want to have success--especially in the rodeo arena. You have to learn to reach. You don't have to be wild, but there is an art to reaching. A guy who can reach at the rodeos if he needs to has a huge advantage. A lot of times there are reachers and there are guys who are conservative. If you ever want to be a Jake Barnes or a Speed Williams, you better learn to reach. This also pertains to jackpot ropers who find themselves out of the average, trying to salvage a go-round to get their money back or needing to make an aggressive run to win a bottom hole in the average.