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6 FLAT with Francis and Passig: How to Win the BFI

Chris Francis and Cade Passig roped six steers in 43.34 seconds to win $122,000 at the 2018 Bob Feist Invitational June 18, battling hard-running cattle on the Reno Livestock Center’s 18-foot barrier. Here’s how they did it.

Team Roping News

Northwest ropers win $60K in High Desert Showdown

Molly Hepper and Marlow Eldridge win the #12 High Desert Showdown during Wrangler BFI Week.

"The Score" Podcast

The Score Season 1, Episode 7 with BFI Champions Chris Francis and Cade Passig

The 2018 Bob Feist Invitational Champions Chris Francis and Cade Passig

Team Ropers

BFI Greats on Being In It to Win It

The Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic is a bucket-list event like no other. BFI Week is the ultimate team roping reunion, and if you don’t trek to Reno to rope, you make the trip because it’s great watching. The best of the best do battle under real-deal cowboy conditions for tall dollars. If you love team roping, it doesn’t get any better than that. Just ask some of the winningest BFI ropers of all time.


World Standings Leader Smith Gears Up for 2018 BFI

Clay Smith has led the PRCA World Standings since the season began in October 2017. He and heeler Paul Eaves have a $10,000 lead on the rest of the pack with $56,537.02 won as of Friday, June 15. Smith and Eaves will start their assault on the regular season in Reno, Nevada, first at the Bob Feist Invitational, then at the Reno Rodeo and on to the Fourth of July run.

Inner Strength

Clay Tryan’s BFI Winning Edge

The Bob Feist Invitational’s six-head marathon on a long score with fresh cattle is just as much a mental test as it is a physical feat. Clay Tryan, who has won the Bob Feist Invitational three times and amassed $214,111 in earnings there alone, has built up the kind of mental endurance it takes to battle the best in the business in Reno’s Livestock Center the third Monday in June and come out on top, time and time again.

Team Roping News

CSI Elite Team Tyler Wade’s BFI Preparations

Tyler Wade gears up for the Bob Feist Invitational and prepares for a new baby on the way.


Buckle Up with Cody Cowden

Cowden's BFI Buckle.

Team Roping News

Rosters Set for 2018 BFI Week

Wrangler BFI Week fills new Junior ropings (champs may earn $15,000); will award Polaris Rangers to Reno Million winners.

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