Ropers Sports News | April 2021

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All of the vendors saw an outstanding week with many customers doing early Christmas shopping. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Be sure to catch BFI Week and CTEC results in this issue. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ At press time, we were no- tified that Larry Hunnicutt had passed away. Larry and his late wife Pat, were mov- ers and shakers in the his- tory of California team rop- ing. They were the creators of ACTRA (originally the American Computer Team Roping Association, now known as the Amer ican Cowboys Team Roping As- sociation) that started in the 1980’s and still flourishes today. Their Ceres Sports Arena located in Ceres, Cali- fornia was the major hub of team roping events for 30 plus years. Our sincere con- dolences to their daughter Pam and the Hunnicutt fam- ily. We hope to have more in future issues about the impact the Hunnicutt family had on team roping not only in California but nationally. What a month March has been for the timed event con- testants with The American, Timed Event Championship and BFI Week taking place. Many millions of dollars were spread around dur- ing these three prestigious events. Erich Rogers and Paden Bray took home big dollars at The American in Arling- ton, Texas. That big win put them into the number one spot in the PRCA standings by quite a margin ($50,000 of their $100,000 payday counts). Erich then came up to the Cinch Timed Event Championship at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla- homa and placed in the av- erage with Paden assisting him as his helper (header and heeler). Erich always makes a nice showing at the CTEC. This year the CTEC was one of the closest races I have ever seen at the pres- t igous event wi th many changes in the last three rounds of the five go-round compet i t ion wi th an ag- gregate total on 25 head of livestock. When it was all said and done, Marcus The- riot of Poplarville, Missis- sippi made a great show- ing at his fifth appearance at the CTEC. Last year he finished fifth and this year he came back strong to win the event. He was consistent in all five events and put 25 great runs together to take home the title. Paul David Tierney, a former champion of this event, came back to win reserve champion. Seth Hall finished third this year after finishing third last year which was his rookie year. Lane Karney won fourth in the average which was the best of the five California cowboys entered. Califor- nia still holds the record for most wins of this prestigious event with nine titles being captured since its inception. Briar Teague displayed some excellent cowboy tal- ent in the Junior Ironman contest during the CTEC at the Lazy E Arena. Dan Wall and the rest of the CTEC staff did an outstanding job making sure this event culti- vates contestants for the fu- ture. The McKinney family, owners of the Lazy E Arena, take great pride in the youth of America and have sev- eral events annually hosting youth and their families. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The late Leo Camarillo was the first CTEC Champi- on and came back to win it a second time. Leo and all the past champions were hon- ored in a special ceremony the final night of the CTEC along with banners dropping from the ceiling showing every champion’s title years. It was a very moving cer- emony. Before the short go at the the BFI, an additional tribute was also played to Leo as a past champion and a steer was released from the chute with a rope on to com- memorate the past champion we recently lost to COVID. RIP, Lion. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Cowboy Channel was on hand for all the BFI ac- tion as was the Wrangler Net- work. Wrangler has been a title sponsor of the BFI for many years. Dru Stewart and Amy Wilson covered many R OPERS S PORTS N EWS www.roperssportsnews.com Ropers Sports News (USPS 701920) is published monthly for $25 per year by Ropers Sports News, 24060 N. Ray Road, Lodi, CA 95242. Periodical postage paid at King City, CA 93930. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Ropers Sports News, 24060 N. Ray Road, Lodi, CA 95242. Advertising rates may be obtained by writing to Ropers Sports News, 24060 N. Ray Road, Lodi, CA 95242, or by phoning (209) 333-2924. Fax (209) 368-9512. E-mail: info@roperssportsnews.com. Ads, News Copy and Photos must be received by the 10th of each month to make the next month’s issue. Owner/Publisher BOB FEIST • General Manager STEPHANIE REYNOLDS ANDERSON R OPERS S PORTS N EWS www.roperssportsnews.com Ropers Sports News (USPS 701920) is published monthly for $25 per year by Ropers Sports News, 24060 N. Ray Road, Lodi, CA 95242. Periodical postage paid at King City, CA 93930. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Ropers Sports News, 24060 N. Ray Road, Lodi, CA 95242. Advertising rates may be obtained by writing to Ropers Sports News, 24060 N. Ray Road, Lodi, CA 95242, or by phoning (209) 333-2924. Fax (209) 368-9512. E-mail: info@roperssportsnews.com. Ads, News Copy and Photos must be received by the 10th of each month to make the next month’s issue. Owner/Publisher BOB FEIST • General Manager STEPHANIE REYNOLDS ANDERSON In The Arena With Bob Feist March Events Pay Out Millions To Cowboys & Cowgirls

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