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RIVERSIDE, CA – The R4R (Ropings 4 Ropers) Finals, held October 12-15, 2017 at the Riverside Rancheros were a great success!

Spud Denmark was the high money #2.5 and down roper for the weekend and took home the gorgeous All American trailer! Manuel Sanchez kept roping them down to win the Wild Gold #6 Shoot Out and the high money #3-4.5 roper, earning $3,000, and Nate Preuit took home a few championships along with the $2,000 bonus for the #5 and higher high money roper.

R4R is deeply indebted to its main sponsors: Scott Thomas Saddlery, Wild Gold, All American Trailers, A Cut Above Buckles, and San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Equine for their belief in the association and its members. R4R would also like to thank its other sponsors, producers, and of course their outstanding membership for their support this year!

Results are as follows, payoffs are per man:

THURS. OCT. 12

HEEL-O-MATIC #3: 2 for $25

1st go: 1. Grace Beth Sutton and Gavin Lopez, 6.75, $68

Average: 1. Grace Beth Sutton and Gavin Lopez, 13.42, $243. 2. Krystle Schvanaveldt and Rance Winters, 13.42, $243. 3. Fallon Arave and Rance Winters, 13.87, $122.

FRI. OCT. 13

#9 HDCP PICK & DRAW: 3 for $60

1st go: 1. Dan Denmark and Brad Bishop 5.22 $207

Average: 1. Jesse McNett and Nate Preuit, 23.84, $930. 2. Wesley Stillman and Nate Preuit, 25.58, $558 3. Sean Hansell and Wyatt Lloyd, 25.92, $372  

#6 Hdcp Century Roping: 3 for $60

1st go: 1. Dan Denmark and Lonnie Songer 6.64 $148

Average: 1. Sean Maginnis and Monty Crist, 30.18, $667.  2. Roy Songer and Nate Preuit,  31.81  $400. 3. John Dewdney and Larry Kelly, 37.85, $267.

Scrambled Egg #7 Hdcp: 3 for $60

1st go:: 1. John Smith and Jace Helton, 5.19, $211 2. Jesse McNett and Spud Denmark,  5.85, $140

Average: 1. Lacy Songer and Levi Brott, 23.26, $1,264. 2. John Smith and Jace Helton, 24.32, $948. 3. Greg Keenan and Larry Kelly, 27.18, $632. 4. Nate Preuit and Spud Denmark, 27.58, $316.

All Girl #6 HDCP: 3 for $60

1st go: Brady Denmark and Jessica King, 8.55, $109.

Average: 1. Brady Denmark and Joyce Battaglia, 34.20, $590. 2. Lindy Gorham and Gentry Winters, 20.03 on 2, $393.

OPEN ROPING: 4 for $150

1st go: JT Prather and Brad Bishop, 6.10, $150.

Average: 1. JT Prather and Wyatt Cox, 30.89, $,1925. 2. Ryan Dodds and Wyatt Cox, 30.99, $1,285.

SAT. OCT. 15

#7 HDCP Pick & Draw: 3 for $75

1st go: 1. Dillon Ishman and Monty Crist, 6.40, $370. 2. Levi Brott and Brad Bishop, 6.47, $240.

Average: 1. Anthony Castro and Justin McDaniel, 20.28, $1,650. 2. Ashley Borsum and Wyatt Lloyd, 25.97, $1,370. 3. Chris Sass and Monty Crist, 27.61, $1,100 4. Dalton Curley and Lonnie Songer, 29.09, $820. 5. Rich Donahoo and Monty Crist, 30.07, $540.

#6 HDCP DOWN: 3 for $75

1st go: 1. Levi Brott and Spud Denmark, 8.15, $322. 2. Chris Sass and Ryan Martin 8.43, $193. 3. Clay Regner and Jesse McNett, 8.54, $129.

Average: 1. Levi Brott and Spud Denmark, 27.15, $1,911. 2. Troy Helton and Randy Toon 28.53, $1,332. 3. Claude Straub and Lacy Songer, 28.69, $984. 4. Randy Stanley Sr and AJ Vetter, 31.42, $695. 5. Thad Ostrander and Tim Boyd, 33.43, $521, 6. Patrick Ferlisi and Manuel Sanchez ,35.05, $347. 

#6 40 & Over: 3 for $75

1st go: 1. Craig Wisner and Nate Preuit, 6.66, $230. 2. Dusty Gravatt Sr. and Nate Preuit, 6.79, $153.

Average: 1. Craig Wisner and Nate Preuit, 27.56, $1,378.  2. John Smith and Roland Timney, 28.18, $1,033. 3. Arturo Chavez and Ruben Figueroa, 28.83, $689. 4. Joe Harris and Lonnie Songer, 29.02, $172. 5. Chris Sass and Lonnie Songer, 29.02, $172.

All American Trailer #8 Showdown: 4 for $100

1st go: 1. Jesse McNett and Nate Preuit, 5.96, $302. 2. John Smith and Taylor Winters, 6.33, $202.

Average: 1. Roy Songer and Nate Preuit, 35.46, $1,814. 2. Jesse McNett and Jace Helton, 35.50, $1,361. 3. Jesse McNett and Taylor Winters, 36.18, $907. 4. John Smith and Wyatt Lloyd, 36.76, $454.

SUN. OCT. 16

#5 HDCP DOWN: 3 for $75

1st go: 1. Claude Straub and Lacy Songer, 8.31, $380. 2. Javier Loza and Carlos Martinez, 8.32, $225. 3. Shelley Lunde and Spud Denmark, 8.60, $150.

Average: 1. Ashley Troncatty and Carlos Martinez, 26.70, $2,000. 2. Rami Vallodid and Randy Toon, 28.50, $1,600. 3. Rami Vallodid and Robby England, 29.39, $1,300. 4. Sharon Tavaglione and Jerry Schvanaveldt, 29.83, $950. 5. Stephanie Schulman and Matt Franklin, 30.98, $600. 6. Shelley Lunde and Spud Denmark, 32.41, $350.

#4: 3 for $75

1st go: 1. Brayden Israel and Jerry Schvanaveldt, 7.77, $325 .2. Stephanie Schulman and Jessica King, 9.00, $210.

Average: 1. Brayden Israel and Jerry Schvanaveldt, 27.48, $,1450. 2. Leo Lumley and August Gibbs, 38.78, $1,200. 3. Jack Hsu and Dennis Eller, 39.99, $975. 4. Jason Tucker and Ryan Gorham, 44.92, $700. 5. John Dewdney and Bob Urbatsch, 45.26, $500.

#6 Wild Gold Showdown: 4 for $100

1st go: 1. Claude Straub and Levi Brott, 7.21, $49. 2. Claude Straub and Jesse McNett, 7.22, $328.

Average: 1. Patrick Ferlisi and Manuel Sanchez, 35.66, $2,583. 2. Randy Stanley Sr. and Manuel Sanchez, 36.04, $1,845. 3. Javier Loza and Manuel Sanchez, 37.06, $1,402. 4. Anthony Castro and Jesse McNett, 37.47, $1,033. 5. Brayden Israel and Manuel Sanchez, 39.95, $517.


Spud Denmark (c) won a trailer as the high money #2.5 and down roper at the R4R Finals. Presenting are Jason Tucker of All American Trailers and James Greer, R4R sponsor.


Heel-O-Matic #3 winners Rance Winters and Krystle Schvanaveldt received buckles for their win. James Greer of R4R presenting.


Winners of the #4 Roping were Dennis Eller and Jack Hsu (third); champions Brayden Israel and Jerry Schvanaveldt and August Gibbs and Leo Lumley (second). James Greer of R4R presenting.


Winners of the #5 Roping: Randy Toon and Rami Vallodid (second); champions Carlos Martinez and Ashley Troncatty and Robby England (third).  James Greer of R4R presenting.


Winners of the  #6 40 & Over Roping: Arturo Chavez and Ruben Figueroa (third), champions Nate Preuit and Craig Wisner and John Smith and Rolan Timney (second). James Greer of R4R presenting.


#7 Handicap Draw Pot champions: Chris Sass (third), champions Anthony Castro and Justin McDaniel, Ashley Borsum and Wyatt Lloyd (second). Monty Crist not pictured. James Greer of R4R presenting.


Winners  of the #6 Handicap Down, Troy Helton and Randy Toon (second); champions Spud Denmark and Levi Brott and Lacey Songer and Claude Straub (third).  James Greer of R4R presenting.


James Greer of R4R presents Dummy Roping champions with their awards.