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Clay O'Brien Cooper

Your Riding Style Impacts Your Roping Longevity

Your riding style affects your ability to have a long career in the roping arena.

Team Ropers

The Great Tee Woolman’s Iconic Career

Tee Woolman is a three-time world champion team roper and ProRodeo Hall of Famer. In 1980, he pulled off the rare rodeo feat of winning his first world title the same year he earned rookie header of the year honors. Oklahoma native Woolman, who turned 65 on December 4, and his wife, Jacque, are about to move and make their new home in Bluffdale, Texas.

Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper have 56 National Finals Rodeo qualifications and seven NFR average wins between them. They won Rodeo’s Super Bowl together in three different decades—in 1985, 1994 and 2007. Dan Hubbell Photo


There is No Single Path to Success in Team Roping or Life

How you succeed in roping and in life depends on the gifts you have and how you choose to use them.

Team Ropers

Remembering the Roar of Leo ‘The Lion’ Camarillo With Special Moment of Silence

Leo Camarillo watched every move the 2020 NFR team ropers made, and had it all broken down from that Arizona hospital bed.


Cowboy Kings: Elite Four Top Hands Who’ve Won BOTH the BFI and Cinch Timed Event Championship

Here are the four cowboys who've won the Bob Feist Invitational AND the Cinch Timed Event Championship.

Editor's Notes

Heavy Hearts: The February 2021 Issue Preview of The Team Roping Journal

A sneak peek at the February 2021 issue's Dear Roper letter inside of the The Team Roping Journal Magazine.

Team Ropers

Remembering Leo “The Lion” Camarillo

When it came to breaking the cowboy game all the way down to find a better way, Leo Camarillo was relentless and refused to take no for an answer.

Team Ropers

Tee Woolman on Leo Camarillo: The Lion Really Was The Greatest

Few got to know Leo Camarillo like Tee Woolman, who won his first two world titles heading for Leo in 1980 and 1982.

Team Ropers

Love and Prayers to The Lion

Roping icon Leo Camarillo goes to battle with COVID-19.

Team Ropers

The Lion: ProRodeo Hall of Famer Leo Camarillo

Roping revolutionary Leo Camarillo was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural Class of 1979. The Lion won four world team roping titles in 1972-73, ’75 and ’83, and was the co-world all-around champion with Tom Ferguson in 1975. Native Californian Leo—whose family includes his wife, Sue, two sons, Wade and Trey, and a daughter, Cassie—lives in Maricopa, Arizona.

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