Hundreds compete in Reno Rodeo Team Roping Invitational

Reported by: Alyx Sacks
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Updated: 6/24/2014 9:24 am
RENO, Nev. (AP &, KRNV) — The 18th annual Reno Rodeo Team Roping Invitational hits the dirt Tuesday morning. 414 contestants making up 207 teams are competing one day for $1,000,000.

Team roping features two competitors who are on horseback and one steer. The first roper is the "header," the person who ropes the front of the steer. Then, the second rider or the heeler is responsible for roping up the steer at its hind feet. Teams compete for the fastest time to complete the task.

"It's such a family sport. Anyone can participate," Philip Murrah with the Reno Rodeo Team Roping Invitational says.

Competitors have traveled from all over the U.S. and even Canada to compete this year. Ben Clements with the Reno Rodeo Team Roping Invitational says it's a prestigious competition and that's what attracts so many athletes.

With the generosity of the competitors and as a part of their entrance fee to compete, the Reno Rodeo Team Roping Invitational has raised about $1.1 million for the community and in the last few years specifically $300,000 to the Nevada Military Support Alliance.

Wednesday will be dedicated to ladies only. There are 107 teams registered so there will be 214 female contestants.

Today's competition is free to the public in the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center Indoor Arena. Competition began at 9 a.m.

For more information on the Team Roping Invitational click here.

The 95th Reno Rodeo is set to buck out of the chutes at 7 p.m. every night. Tickets range from $12 to $27. For more information on the Reno Rodeo click here.
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