Rodeo Athletes

Timed Event: Tie Down Roping

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2023 Clovis Rodeo Tie Down Roping Champion

Shane Hanchey, 38.4 seconds on four head

Tie-down roping is an authentic ranch skill that originated from working cowboys. Once the calf has been roped, the cowboy dismounts and runs down the length of the rope to the calf. When the calf is on the ground, the cowboy ties three legs together. Calves are given a head start – if the roper’s horse leaves the box too soon the roper receives a 10-second penalty.  

World record: 6.3 seconds (2005)

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