In The Arena

Bob Feist

I want to congratulate Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith for putting on a beautiful display of roping and horsemanship while shattering the average record at this year’s BFI. I was particularly happy for Trevor as he checked one more thing off his bucket list, the BFI championship. Patrick, who won the BFI in 2005 with Clay Tryan, seemed equally as happy for Trevor.

Time again for the Bob Feist Invitational, held June 24th in Reno, Nev. The team list for this year’s roping includes veterans as well as some talented rookies. This is a roping that is set up for an elite few that have the proper roping talent, horsemanship, and horse power. It is not just another roping that someone may enter and think they are going to maybe have a good day and beat the best ropers in the world. You have to be mentally and physically prepared for this grueling day of competition.

It’s been a busy March all over the rodeo and team roping world. Some of the biggest dollar wins seem to be recorded this time of year when someone gets on a roll. In this issue of RSN you will read who has been winning all of the big bucks.

I was in Arizona the week of Feb. 18-22, and saw all four seasons. Some of the days were good for roping and golf or any other outdoor activity you wanted to do, but there were a few days that were miserable. 

There is not a shortage of ropers or barrel racers in Arizona this time of year and for the most part they can find some sort of competition seven days a week within a 100-mile radius. It is amazing and each year it seems to be getting more popular with folks from out of state. It is the place to be for about three to four months.