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Matt Sherwood

Hometown: SNOWFLAKE, Arizona Team Roping (Header) Bio: Matt Sherwood grew up in Snowflake, Arizona. He is a two time world champion team roper. He was brought up in a roping family and has influenced both his wife and children to take up roping and rodeo too. He has continuously contributed towards the sport by opening

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The Man Behind The Quarter Million

As superstitious as it may be, Friday the 13th brought fame and fortune to the rope horse industry. Horse trainers and avid ropers came from all over the country to Ft. Worth, Texas to prove their young, rope horses were worth a quarter million dollars. The first ever World Championship Rope Horse Futurity was a

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Why A Crossfire Rule?

The crossfire rule came into play in the late 70s and what is surprising is you could do it at amateur rodeos and all amateur jackpots, but it was the PRCA that banned heeling steers before they were turned. I personally practiced roping steers going straight down the arena for four years…and I don’t mean

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Changing The All-Girl Game With Whitney Desalvo

Female ropers have been beating the odds and changing the game at a rapid pace. These ropers have mounted themselves on higher caliber horses and built insane strength with their ropes. It is nothing to watch a #15 or #13 roping and see females roping with the best. All girl ropings are a prime example

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Stepping Up Your Mental Game

Don’t carry your mistakes around with you, instead place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to success – Ryan Ferreras. Mental game: It’s something that all ropers deal with, regardless of their level. The biggest thing about having a good strong mental game is just believing in yourself and telling yourself

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4 Tips For Finding A Team Roping Mentor

I started competing in team roping when I was 11 years old.  When I first got started, my dad was always a mentor.  As a man who used to spin steers for Virgil Green, I trusted his coaching, even when I didn’t want to listen to him because he was my dad. When he passed

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Roping Your Way Out Of A Slump

If you’ve ever been around a team roping for at least three minutes, I am sure you have heard someone saying they are in a slump. The slump is when you just can’t seem to get over the hill to the pay window. Either you are roping good but every thing seems to fall apart

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