Team roping regional finals to be hosted in Clovis

CNJ staff

The United States Team Roping Championships will host the Regional Finals in Clovis August 4-7 at the Curry County Events Center.

Touted as the richest team roping series, the event will offer $340,000 in cash and prizes with an estimated economic impact of $1.2 million to the Clovis area, according to a press release.

Last year the event hosted more than 1,600 teams from 12 states, the release said.

“The Southwest Regional Finals attracts ropers from across the Southwest to the West Coast,” said USTRC President Kirk Bray.

“Clovis hosted one of our regular season events earlier this year and our ropers received a warm welcome. This will be a great event for ropers in the region.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 and at 8 a.m. the remaining days.

Pre-entry is required with entries postmarked no later than today. To enter a Shoot-Out division, ropers must have participated in a 2011 season USTRC Sanctioned, Affiliate, Grass Roots or Regional Preliminary division.

A USTRC membership is required before roping and can be obtained at the event office.

Information: www.ustrc.com or (254) 968-0002.