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Rocky Mountain Roping Pioneer Bill Hogan

Those who enjoy a robust roping scene along Colorado’s Front Range can tip their hat to Boulder’s Bill Hogan, who hosted some of the first organized ropings in the 1970s.

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THE WAY IT WAS : 2020 SC TX Rodeo Ring of Honor Inductee Tex Williams

In 1967, Tex Williams was the first Black cowboy to compete and win at the Texas State High School Finals. Today, the 2020 SC TX Rodeo Ring of Honor inductee is ready to rope in Vegas again.

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Cactus to the Core: Co-Founder of Cactus Ropes’ Mike Piland

Amidst myriad challenges, Mike Piland has made a habit of saddling up and riding for the brand.

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The Roping Life: Red Rightsell

At a robust 91 years old, Red Rightsell has been roping for some 75 years, and he’s gearing up for another season.

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Jim Riley: “The Adventurer” and Founder of Dynamite Arena

The founder of Arizona’s famed Dynamite Arena, Jim Riley, serendipitously came to team roping after racing cars and motorcycles and winning horse shows.

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The Outlaw’s Reach: H.P. Evetts

When 1974 World Champion team roper H.P. Evetts hit the pro circuit, he was a wolf and, to many, an outlaw. But today, ropers recognize Evetts as a gamechanger: a founding father of the reach and modern-day heading.

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Border-Crossing Businessman: Phil Stadtler

When Californian Phil Stadtler headed to Mexico in the ’40s in search of rodeo steers, he set ropers on a clear path to the sport of team roping.

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Rodeo Raised & Heel Bound: Sherry Robinson

For Sherry Robinson, who threw the winning loop around her steer’s heels at the 2012 Cinch Cruel Girl Championships at age 60, catching two feet “is just a gas.”

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Force of Nature: Jim Scott

Arizonan Jim Scott returns to the roping arena in time for his 89th birthday.

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Billy Pipes: From Producer to Participant

For Billy Pipes, founder of the Wildfire Open to the World, winning amounts to more than just payouts.

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