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.
Old West Cowboy Ropers Receive Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction
Inducted into the 2020 Rodeo Hall of Fame are Arizona’s John and Thomas Rhodes—father and son ropers who laid the groundwork for what team roping would one day become.
The Evolution of Team Roping
Team roping found its origins in cowboys doctoring cattle across the West, with California’s vaqueros leading the charge. That was until a few key players and watershed moments made it the highest-paying Western sport and an industry all its own.
Don Beasley and Gary Mouw: The Unknown Great Team Ropers
Ropers like the Camarillo's were big names from team roping's very beginning, but two ropers that were overlooked were Don Beasley and Gary Mouw.
150 Years of July 4th Roping and Rodeo
This year’s Deer Trail Rodeo in Colorado marks the 150th anniversary of its first iteration. Here are five historical roping and rodeo events that paved the way to Cowboy Christmas.