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.