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Welcome to The Team Roping Journal

The Team Roping Journal strives to expand and energize the team roping industry by telling dynamic stories of the people, horses and events that inspire the sport. Whether you’re a header, heeler or loyal fan, The Team Roping Journal will provide you with stories of ropers, team roping producers, rodeos, great horses and horse care to improve your Western sport life. Through engaging team roping content, including instructional videos and photography, we work to provide the necessary news and training for today’s team roper to maximize his or her precious time in and out of the arena.

Your one-stop-shop for team roping training, horsemanship, rodeo news, standings and so much more.

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Whether he’s home in his native Brazil or here in America, Lincoln Figueiredo ropes all day every day. Heeling is his favorite—he’s an 8.5 on the back side—but he’s packed all kinds of roping into a very full 46 years. Figueiredo lives in Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil, with his wife, Marina, and baby girl, also Marina.

Zane Tisdale’s Leather & Life

Although header Zane Tisdale has a lot of pride in his leatherwork, it’s a passion that shares space with a full-time job, roping and, most importantly, his growing family. —G.R. Schiavino.

Torres Brothers Missing Main Mounts

The Torres Brothers—Joshua and Jonathan—have consistently been Top-30 team ropers in recent years.

What Pro Heelers Prefer And How To Get Your Horse To Drag It The Right Way

Here’s a glimpse of what pro heelers prefer and how to get your horse to drag it the right way.

How Smoothing Out Your Start And Your Handle Will Speed Up Your Runs

How smoothing out your start and your handle will speed up your runs.

Remembering the “Answer Man”

This spring, the rodeo and roping world lost a man who spent his life in its folds, shaping its functions: Hugh “Rooster” Chambliss.

Randy Lewis: Horse Vet

For heeler Randy Lewis, DVM, becoming a horse doctor wasn’t a choice he made. Instead, it was just a fact of life since as long as he can remember.

Disciplining Yourself Is Key To Regaining Your Horse’s Composure In The Box

Disciplining yourself is key to regaining your horse’s composure in the box.

Luke Brown On Earning His Spot Among The Best

Luke Brown on earning his spot among the best.

The Battle Of The Bubble Boys

The bubble. It’s not the place anyone wants to be right now, but it’s inevitable that there are teams put in that position every season.

Sherry Cervi’s world champion mount Stingray is Cory Petska’s next ace in the hole.

Five Flat With Zane Bruce

Five Flat With Zane Bruce

Luke Brown & Jake Long Master the BFI Mountain

Luke Brown & Jake Long Master the BFI Mountain

Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp win the Reno Rodeo from seventh callback.

Horsepower Is Never To Be Taken For Granted

Horsepower Is Never To Be Taken For Granted

Mysterious Foot Injuries

Finally, the two-time Heel Horse of the Year is healed. A vet weighs in.

Buckle Up With Dustin Egusquiza

Buckle Up With Dustin Egusquiza

Back To The Future

A Look Back at What the PRCA Imagined for its Future.

Cole Wheeler and Wesley Thorp win their secondstraight national collegiate championships in Casper.

Today’s Team-roping Talent Pool Runs Deep

Today’s Team-roping Talent Pool Runs Deep

Five Flat With Erich Rogers

Erich Rogers has helped set himself and partner Cory Petska up for their fifth consecutive trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as a team before the summer run even gets underway.

Justin Davis’ Hammer is soaking up retirement with the third generation of Davis boys.

Buckle Up With Brit Ellerman

Colorado Springs’ Pikes Peak or Bust is Brit Ellerman’s bread and butter.

The Legend Lives On.

Young Guns With Mary Ann Brown

Power of Goal Setting Mary Ann Brown roped at the jackpots with her husband, Kenny, for 20 years when he wasn’t off rodeoing. But in 2017, she decided she was ready for a new challenge. She bought her PRCA permit and filled it with plenty of time left to qualify for her first-ever First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo, heading for her six-time First Frontier Circuit champ husband. They placed in a go-round and placed fourth in the average in Harrisburg, Pa.

Patience And Perseverance Pay For Long

Jake Long has heeled at six of the last seven Wrangler National Finals Rodeos. He roped with Brady Tryan at his first and second ones in 2010-11, Travis Tryan in 2012, Coleman Proctor in 2014-15 and Luke Brown in 2016. Long, 33, is a native of Coffeyville, Kan., who lives with his wife, Tasha, and daughters, Haven and Haizlee, in Morgan Mill, Texas.

Learning By Watching And Listening To Others

I grew up watching guys like Leo and Jerold Camarillo, Walt Woodard and Denny Watkins.

Prairie Circuit partners edge good friends for the title

Kristy Barton- Yerrington Carey, Idaho

Kristy Barton-Yerrington, from Carey, Idaho, talks to the World Series of Team Roping after winning the #12 and #9 World Series Qualifiers in Homedale, Idaho.

Five Flat With Chase Tryan

Last fall, I made up my mind that I needed to focus on a few things to really improve my roping if I wanted to win more.

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