Breakaway roping will be run during the PRCA Pro Rodeo, and after PRCA slack on Friday morning.   It is co-approved by WPRA and ALL AGES.

Format *

Maximum of ten (10) competitors will run in each PRCA Pro Rodeo performance, with the excess running in slack on Friday.

This is an all ages, WPRA co-approved event.

Entry & Fees *

  • Entries are only taken on Monday March 13 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 520-975-6325
  • Fees of $40 + $5 office fee (total of $45 per competitor) must be paid in cash by 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday in the announcer’s stand.

Ground Rules *

  1. Open to females all ages
  2. Only 3 contestants can be entered per phone call.  Each contestant may give 2 performance preferences of when they want up.  This is not a guarantee contestant will get her preference.
  3. Only 3 contestants in a buddy group.  If a buddy group gives a preference and there is not enough spaces left in that performance the buddy group will be move to the first available performance.
  4. Contestant must call back on Wednesday March 15 between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at 520-975-6325 to see which performance your are in.
  5. Only one loop

Producer *

Friends of Horseshoe Park and Salt River Rodeo.

What is Breakaway Roping? *

Breakaway roping is a rodeo event that features a calf and one mounted cowgirl.

The breakaway roper is behind a taut rope fastened with an easily broken string which is fastened to the rope on the calf. When the roper is ready she calls for the calf and the chute man trips a lever opening the doors. The suddenly freed calf breaks out running. When the calf reaches the end of his rope, it pops off and simultaneously releases the barrier for the roper. The roper must throw the rope in a loop around the calf’s neck.

Once the rope is around the calf’s neck, the roper signals the horse to stop suddenly. The rope is tied to the saddle horn with a string. When the calf hits the end of the rope, the rope is pulled tight and the string breaks. The breaking of the string marks the end of the run. The fastest run wins.

Results *

Place      Contestant                             Score      Winnings
1              Kelsi Eastman                       2.6          $388.60
2              Leigh Ann Billingsley          2.8          $321.60
3              Kelsey Jeffries                       3.2          $254.60
4              Heidi Winkle                         3.3           $154.10
5              Tatum Schaefer                     3.3           $154.10
6              Shawnee Sherwood              3.4           $67.00

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