Ropers Sports News • May 2021

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In years past there has been some park- ing available across the street at the college campus but this year it may not be available due to cost factors. If you are planning to attend this year’s event be aware that parking may be somewhat of a problem so check ahead to make sure you aren’t caught off guard. If you are coming to watch the events and not hauling horses, you should remember that the Silver Legacy is again the host hotel and does provide shuttle services to the arena all day long. Many ropings are back on schedule this year and as al- ways there will be many rop- ings throughout the Reno area during the rodeo and Wran- gler BFI Reno Championship. Check out this issue for many ropings and barrel races that will be going on these coming months. The city of Reno has always been a great host city and it’s good to see that some of the COVID restrictions have been lifted to accommodate these western events again. It is al- ways a pleasure to stay in Reno and enjoy the great food and entertainment available there and in Lake Tahoe. Over the years, prior to COVID, Reno has lost some western events Spring has sprung and many events are taking place that were canceled last year due to COVID. This past month I at- tended several functions that seemed to be done in safe con- ditions and all used extreme caution to assure that the at- tendees could feel comfortable. The Red Bluff Round-Up was one of the events that I attended and I was pleased to see it was able to celebrate its 100th anniversary. They missed out on celebrating last year due to the pandemic, and this year General Manager James Miller, along with the rodeo committee, made it hap- pen. The weather couldn’t have been better for the record crowds that attended the out- standing rodeo. Red Bluff is so special in that it features many unique events during the rodeo to make it a little above and be- yond the norm. The Wild Pony Race along with Mutton Bustin open the show, giving the fans some thrilling moments. Red Bluff has long been known for its Wild Ride competition where contestants dress up in costumes and ride broncs and are then judged on their cos- tumes as well as their ride. The Cowboy Channel hostess Amy Wilson, along with Wran- gler’s Jeff Chadwick, judged this year’s ride. The winner of the Wild Ride was Tanner Butner and Chance Barass who teamed up for an overall score of 94. GM Mi l l e r wa s ove r - whelmed by the record break- ing that went on this year from contestant entries, crowds, concessions to novelty sales of the 100-year anniversary memorabilia items. He had the help of many local and state politicians and health depart- ment people to make this all happen for which he is most grateful. There was a sense of great appreciation for their ef- forts in making this event hap- pen and many fans expressed their appreciation throughout the weekend. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Other great news that has reached our office is that the Reno Rodeo and Wrangler BFI Reno Championship will be allowed to happen once again. These events also had been put on hold the past year due to the virus. In 2020, the BFI was moved to the Lazy E Arena in Oklahoma to fulfill the contestant’s desire to com- pete in a year that was full of cancelations. Earlier this year, it was still undecided if Reno was going to be able to host any events again. With that un- certainty, the BFI owners de- cided to go back to Oklahoma in March to ensure that there would be a BFI in 2021. As of now, Reno has once again been given the green light to host events, which has kicked all involved into high gear to make events happen again in the month of June. The Wrangler BFI Reno Championship will be the title of this year’s event and will take place during the Reno Rodeo in June. There is a full schedule of events to be held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center in this issue on pages 16 & 17. Many of the same events held in Oklahoma will now take place with a lim- ited number of teams in each event. This is mainly due to the fact that the Reno Rodeo is held each night and events must be over in time for the the parking lots to empty of con- testants rigs to make way for the rodeo fans. Reno-Sparks Lives tock Events Center is limited to the amount of parking they have available. Each year it seems to 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. 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Owner/Publisher BOB FEIST • General Manager STEPHANIE REYNOLDS ANDERSON In The Arena With Bob Feist Red Bluff Hits A Home Run & BFI Returns To Reno See IN THE ARENA On Page 11

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