Low interest cancels team roping event

Not enough competitors meant Truck Roping event cancelled

A team-roping event scheduled for the weekend at the Calnash Ag Events Centre was called off after organizers said they failed to attract adequate interest to take the event to the end.

The annual event called “Truck Roping”, organized by Coates Team Roping was scheduled to last Saturday through Sunday, May 14-15, but organizers said only 155 teams had signed up for the competition and that it was not enough to complete the event with the awarding of a truck to a winning pair.

The competition was cancelled.

Meantime, the results of the team roping events from the previous weekend were announced.

In the Canada Team Roping event, Steve Hoff was the top earner as he competed as the header in the top two winning pairs, collecting more $2,700. His heelers were Dirk McCarroll and Laurie Flahr. McCarroll, competing with other headers also made more than $1,700.

In the World Series Team Roping event that followed the Canada Team Roping, more than 700 teams from all over western Canada are reported to have competed with more than $120,000 prize money being given away.

Top earners were not named.

In the course of the two events, $1,300 was reported to have been raised for Fort McMurray evacuees.


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