NRS Fall Team Roping Saddle Challenge0
Three hundred and sixty-two roping teams flooded the NRS Arena on October 19, 2013, for the Fall Challenge Saddle Roping. The roping was split into #8, #9, #10 and #11 teams. The top two point earners, Cody Coulter and Bronc Fanning, won an NRS Trophy Roping Saddle. Cody earned points for placing second in the #8 roping, fifth in the #9 and second and third in the #10. Bronc placed first in the #9 and second and third in the #11.
Payoff and buckles were awarded to average winners of each roping. Ricardo Soto and Steve Phillips won first place in the #8 roping, where there was a total payout of $2,180 dollars to the top point earners. Jimmy Henderson and Bronc Fanning took first place in the #9 roping. Payout for the # 9 roping was $4,680 dollars. Shawn McCalister and Jesse Hawkins took first place in the #10 roping. Payout for the #10 roping was $4,130 dollars. Finally, in the #11 roping, first place was earned by Zane Bruce and Matthew Smith where there was a total payout of $3,050.
This is the second year that the NRS arena has held a Fall Challenge Saddle Roping. This year NRS will be holding a second Fall Challenge on November 9, 2013. Books will open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 a.m. Roping will begin at 9:30 a.m. Two NRS Trophy saddles will be given to the the two high point earners of the day.
NRS Arena sponsors include Resistol, Cinch, and Tony Lama. NRS Arena is located four miles south of Decatur, Texas. Offering a full service, family experience, the NRS Arena features a covered 150’X300′ covered arena, 56 stalls, trailer hook-ups, pro-shop, bunk houses, and much more.