Kolton Schmidt and Wyatt Cox are a new team with so much to celebrate after winning $50 grand a man at the 2021 BFI Reno Championship. They set sail on their Fourth of July run with bulging bank accounts and a boatload of confidence after their career-best win. – Andersen C Bar C Photo
By Kendra Santos for Ullman-Peterson Events
RENO, NEVADA (June 21) – Roping for big money on a Monday has been part of the rich Reno Rodeo week tradition since the Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic moved to the Silver State nearly four decades ago in 1984. When COVID-19 shut Reno down in 2020, the BFI moved to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. But back by popular demand in 2021, the producers of the BFI brought the BFI Reno Championship presented by Wild Rag Vodka to town. Canadian-born Kolton Schmidt and California-native Wyatt Cox roped six steers in 40.27 seconds to hit the $100,000 jackpot here in the Reno Livestock Events Center today, and the happy champs could not be more thankful.