Clovis Jackpot Roping

For the safety of our contestants in the inclement weather we are experiencing this weekend, the Jackpot Roping scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 8 has been canceled

“The committee has determined for the safety of our contestants we will cancel the Jackpot Roping event,” said Vince Genco, Clovis Rodeo Association Director and Arena Director.  “While we must work rain or shine in the activities we do every day on our working ranches, we also put the safety of our livestock first.”

“Under PRCA rules (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) the professional sport of rodeo will take place rain or shine.  We will make adjustments to events during the 103rd Clovis Rodeo if necessary to protect the safety of contestants and livestock,” he stated.


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.