Jody Carper interviews CJ Cash and Cole Bunting after winning the ACTRA Super 7 Roping. The pair picked up over $37,000 in cash and awards. – Off The Beaten Path Photo
By Mike Sweeney
ACTRA Business Manager
RENO, NV – With almost a million dollars up for grabs at the 2018 ACTRA National Finals held October 21-27, the top winners came from five different ACTRA Chapters. California’s Cole Bunting made the biggest haul with over $24,000 in cash and awards. Right behind him was the Northwest’s CJ Cash, taking home over $20,000 in cash and awards. Coming in third was Hawaii’s Shawn Aguiar, picking up over $16,000 in cash and awards. Idaho/Nevada’s Bailey Corkill took home almost $10,000 in cash and awards. Alan Hall from the Rocky Mountain Chapter rounded out the top five with just over $9,500 in cash and awards. There were 587 checks paid out at the Finals!
Clay Smith and Paul Eaves are 1-2 in the heading and heeling. – Kirt Steinke Photo
By Lane Karney
Special to Ropers Sports News
Photos by Kirt Steinke
The world’s greatest western sporting event will light up Las Vegas—best known as “Cowboy Town” during Rodeo’s Super Bowl—during the 10-day, $10 million run of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The NFR, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, will play host to the greatest triumphs and tribulations known to cowboys over the course of the December 6-15 showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. While every event will undoubtedly unfold in dramatic fashion, as always, the field of team ropers at this year’s Finals will provide its own stellar storylines.