The National Team Ropers' Association features the patented team roping format that allows all category of ropers to compete in the same roping with an equal opportunity to win. Categories are determined similar to a 4-D barrel race. Any roper has the potential to win any or all categories. Therefore, if a pro team breaks a barrier or ropes a leg, they may still win in a lower category. Further, many times ropers who are justing starting a new horse aren't able to compete successfully at many ropings. This format allows the roper not to pressure their young horse and still feel that they have the opportunity to win.
Categories are determined by the number of teams:
- 25-50 Teams (2 categories, 1 place)
- 51-75 Teams (3 categories, 1 place)
- 76-100 Teams (4 categories, 1 place)
- 100-125 Teams (5 categories, 1 place)
- 126-200 Teams (6 categories, 2 places)
- 201-300 Teams (7 categories, 2 places)
- 301-400 Teams (8 categories, 2 places)
All category ropings are 3-steer, straight draw pots progressive after one. All categories pay the same. All teams that rope two get their 3rd steer. At the end of the 3rd round, the teams are ranked from fastest on 3 head to slowest. Then the teams are divided into categories based upon the number of teams. The software program will rank order and categorize the teams for the producer. If fewer teams than the categories allow for catch 3 steers, then the top times from the 2nd go round would be taken to fill those spots.
Since this is a patented format, you are required to submit a $1 a team Association fee that is deducted from the entry fees. This fee also allows the results from your arena to be posted on our website and twice a year (Oct-March; April-September), prizes will be shipped to you the producer based upon the number of teams that you have had. The more team, the better the prizes. A minimum of 500 teams is necessary for the Association to afford quality prizes for your arena. This is a great opportunity for you as a producer to promote your ropings and get prizes for your ropers by simply uploading your winners!