Ropers Sports News | November-December 2022

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2022 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS PAGE 55 sign up for breakaway lessons. One of the big conversations Gabe and I have had pertains to him being a #6 header. There is a lot to be won in jackpots since he can head in the #12 and #13. However, we have a long way to go in our heading. He ropes the horns good but gets excited when he catches and his handles, to say the least, are a little wild. It’s that time of year when team ropers flock to Arizona and he wants me to rope in all the Open ropings there. We are entered in the WSTR Open in Vegas. I’ve told him if we can stay away from the top 15, we have a chance to compete. He is adamant we have a chance, but I’m trying to explain that we can keep our money together better if we stay away from those 30 guys. It truly is a dream come true to stay booked teaching something I love to do… and be able to teach my kids and be around them while I do it. But that time is quickly coming to an end. My daughter is gone more days of the week than she is home, and she takes my wife with her. My son turns 16 this month and he’s at the stage that he thinks they can’t have a rodeo or roping without him. One thing I can say is both kids truly love roping and they’ve done well learning horsemanship. The question I’m getting now days is, “Are you going to rodeo with your son when he turns 18?” I’ve had a few clients offer to sponsor us and I’ve said I will have to wait and see the condition of my body and the horses we have. I hope to find him someone a lot younger than me to do that with. He’s already reserved his mama to be his driver like she was for Hali this year. That’s one thing I will say about my wife…she is a professional driver, videographer, and helper. You can ask anyone who rodeoed during my time how much my wife did to help us. Her famous saying is “Marry a cowboy, have rodeo babies, it will be easy.” She hasn’t been home much this year and it’s not looking good for next year either. If you’re in Las Vegas for the World Series Finals and you’re interested in seeing what the Speed Trainer is about, reach out to me. I’ll give you a little demo on how hard it is to do things correctly. It’s easy to rope on, but it’s hard to use your feet and hands correctly. One of the most important things in roping is improving your horsemanship and using your feet, hands, and body correctly and not just using your rope. What’s new with me: I’ve been loading videos at speedroping.com of Gabe and me roping at jackpots and rodeos. We got to rope at Ben Clements Open roping. The first round was a Poison round, the second was a Salinas set up, the third was a mini-Pendleton Round, the fourth was a Prescott set up and the fifth was mulies. It was a neat experience for my son to get to rope in those situations. We’ve had some chances in the Open ropings, but dad hasn’t been holding up his end very well. Gabe is really looking forward to going to Arizona and trying his luck out there heeling. NOVEMBER 2022 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 November 19th Hydesville, CA Team Roping Page 42 Middletown, CA Team Roping Page 20 Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 November 20th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Turlock, CA Team Roping See Sept./Oct. issue November 23rd Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 November 24th Hollister, CA Team Roping Page 49 For more information, or book private lessons visit: speedroping.com. For ordering information call: Colter Buck at 903-434-8970 Developed by 8-Time Consecutive World Champion Team Roper, Speed Williams The Speed Trainer can help you: • Improve balance and horsemanship • Learn to rope quicker • Dally better • Isolate and correct mistakes • Work with your horse for ` smoother and quicker runs ROPERS SPORTS NEWS EVENT CALENDAR November 25th Fillmore, CA Team Roping See Sept.-Oct. RSN November 26th Hydesville, CA Team Roping Page 42 Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 November 26th-27th Lincoln, CA Team Roping Page 10 Nov. 28th-Dec. 6th Wickenburg, AZ Team Roping Pages 28/29 November 29th-30th Las Vegas, NV Breakaway Roping Page 31 Nov. 29th-Dec. 3rd Wickenburg, AZ Team Roping Page 33 November 30th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 DECEMBER 2022 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 December 3rd Hydesville, CA Team Roping Page 42 Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 December 7th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 December 10th Hydesville, CA Team Roping Page 42 Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 December 11th Butte Valley, CA Team Roping Page 20 December 14th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 December 14th-17th Fort Worth, TX WCRA Rodeo See Sept./Oct. issue December 17th Browns Valley, CA Team Roping Page 20 Hydesville, CA Team Roping Page 42 Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 December 18th Red Bluff, CA Team Roping Page 20 Turlock, CA Team Roping Page 39 December 21st Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 December 24th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 December 28th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Dec. 31st-Jan. 1st Lincoln, CA Team Roping Page 10 December 31st Hydesville, CA Team Roping Page 42 Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 JANUARY 2023 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 January 1st Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 Turlock, CA Team Roping Page 39 January 4th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 January 7th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 January 7th-8th Chowchilla, CA Team Roping Page 43 January 11th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 January 14th Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 January 15th Turlock, CA Team Roping Page 39 January 23rd Los Molinos, CA Team Roping Page 20 January 24th-28th Red Bluff, CA Bull & Gelding Sale See Sept./Oct. issue January 29th Turlock, CA Team Roping Page 39 February 4th-5th Porterville, CA Team Roping Page 45 March 2nd-4th Guthrie, OK Cinch Timed Event Championship Page 35 March 3rd Scottsdale, AZ Horse Sale Page 41 April 8th Sanger, CA Team Roping Page 23 June 30th-July 3rd Taylorsville, CA Team Roping Page 23 July 25th-29th Guthrie, OK Junior Rodeo Page 11 Speed Williams... 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