Team Roping + Fashion
with Amy Witt
Ropers Sports News is proud to introduce a new monthly column written by aspiring journalist and fashionista Amy Witt, Porterville, Calif. “Besides team roping, I eat, sleep, and breathe fashion. Not only do I have a strong sense of knowledge and education in the fashion industry, I have been active in the western/rodeo industry for more than seven years, winning national and state championship titles. I am a designer for Wrangler as well, and have an up and coming clothing line, Cowboy Fresh. Team roping and fashion is what I do!”
Since they were young buckaroos, they’ve watch the legends make their way to the National Finals, dreaming of having the opportunity to someday compete for a world championship. Now, two young cowboys have roped their way into making their dreams into a reality.
They’re the women of the old Wild West. Making statements is their name. Short tops and high tops, high heels and bright colors, Calamity Jane, Belle Starr and Prairie Rose are back! But this time, these cowgirls are here to help make statements in and out of the arena!
Albert Einstein once said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” In the game of rodeo, there are many players, variables, situations and challenges that are constantly changing and re-defining one of the toughest sports in the world and one of the toughest sports in rodeo, team roping. A cat-and-mouse game, team roping is far more complex than what meets the eye.
Some are just lethal with a rope. Every time you hear their names announced, you drop everything to admire their talents from the sidelines. Greats like Jake and Clay, the Locketts, the Coopers, Jade Corkill, Russell Cardoza, Trevor Brazile, Tammy White... the list goes on. Now think of all the many cowboys and cowgirls who claimed “cowboying” as their career, their livelihood, the only thing they’ve ever known.