Clovis Jackpot Roping
The Clovis Rodeo Association celebrates their community’s western heritage, with the annual Jackpot Roping event held prior to the rodeo on Saturday, April 8. The event opens a month of activities leading towards the Clovis Rodeo, always held the last (full) weekend of April.
The Jackpot Roping event is the time for local cowboys and cowgirls to show off their skills when ropers from throughout California join them for the high-energy competition. Rodeo fans will see some of the best cowboys and cowgirls compete in one of the most exciting timed event competitions in rodeo.
Ropers with all levels of experience compete for top prize money and custom made centennial buckles that say Clovis Roping Champion.
The action begins in the rodeo arena at about 8:00 a.m. and concludes in the early afternoon. There is no charge to fans that want to come out and watch the action. Parking at the Clovis Rodeo grounds is also free.
The 2016 winners included:
Roping Header and Heeler Time
#4.5 Pick or Draw Daniel Valesquez and Jerry Ruiz 25.13
#5.5 Pick or Draw Clay Ruiz and Bob Blair 29.17
#7 Handicap Draw Clay Ruiz and Sammy Habib Jr. 27.70
#8.5 Pick and Draw Don McCaslam and Jim Hardin Sr. 25.54
Local rodeo supporters and rodeo association members, Earl Hall of Hall Ag, George Porter of Porter Farms and M&M Fabricators of Clovis are great supporters of this annual event.