Bob Feist Reno Million Roping, Biggest team roping

11.5 Businessman’s

March 15. 2021

#11.5 Businessman’s

Here is your chance to win $100,000! Same great roping with 85% payback! The roping format will remain the same being a four-steer, with a three-steer consolation round, progressive on three, and will be limited to 150 teams at $2,000 a roper.

11.5 Businessman’s FAQ


The average age of contestants in this roping was 52 years old. The youngest was 30 and the oldest was 81 years old. It was truly an international field in 2019, with teams from Canada battling contestants from at least 24 states including Hawaii. All ropers must be 30 years old as of 2020.


This year, 85% of your entry fees are paid back. In 2019, we top-loaded the first-place average payoff, and your checks reflected that. We heard from you, so in 2021 we’re guaranteeing $100,000 to the average winners (based on 100 teams with the 85% payback, see sample payout for the main average).

A minimum of 50 different paychecks will be written to ropers in this event, including the go-rounds and the three-steer consolation. What’s more, this roping features the legendary BFI prize line including fully-tooled Cactus Trophy Saddles, Gist Buckles, YETI Coolers, Heel-O-Matics, Resistol Black Gold Hats, Cactus Trophy Ropebags, Justin Boots and much more.


We love continuing the tradition of giving back, and one recipient in 2021 is The Wounded Warrior Project. Who is a Warrior? Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. We’re so grateful to partner with great brands like Priefert and Heel-O-Matic in auctioning off some great items to help support such a worthy cause.


Yes! The 44th Annual BFI will take place on Sunday March 14, at 8:00 am, a free dinner and the cowboy auction for THE FEIST will take place at the night before at the Lazy E Arena.

As a roper, you’ll receive a great swag bag before getting horseback to enjoy an even set of cattle, WSTR barrier, and epic cash and prizes. Your family will enjoy the trade show inside the roping arena.

#11.5 Businessman’s

ENTRIES OPEN: 12/01/2020

This is your invitation to enter the 2021 edition of the 11.5 Businessman’s. While there have been some modifications to the roping, we still value the original principals that this roping was founded on—produce a fair and good paying roping, while giving back to the community.

Some exciting news for the 2021 roping— along with the big move to the legendary Lazy E Arena, it is an 85% payback roping! The roping format will remain the same being a four-steer, with a three-steer consolation round, progressive on three, and will be limited to 150 teams at $2,000 a roper with a 6.5 heeler cap.

Let’s talk payout. Where can you rope against 150 teams for the payout of 85%, PLUS the huge prize line worth another bucket load, which includes Cactus Saddles, Gist Silversmith Buckles, YETI Coolers, Cactus Saddlery Pads, Cactus Saddlery Breast Collars, Heel-O-Matics Bones & Hox, Total Feed, Bio Mane, Wranglers, Cactus Ropes, and Resistol Black Gold Hats just to name a few.

The schedule for BFI Week will be kicking off Monday morning with the 12.5 Oil Field Showdown at 8:00 am and the 11.5 Businessman’s starting shortly there-after estimated around 1:00pm.

BFI Week has a day dedicated to the over 40 ropers and that will be Tuesday March 16th. The 10.5 roping will start at 8:00 am and the 9.5 Over 40 will immediately follow. These are both 85% payback ropings.

Wednesday will still be the All-Girl day, with the Team Roping starting at 8:00 am and the increasingly popular Breakaway roping starting at 1:00 pm. New this year is our Under 18 Incentive that is guaranteed $3,000 in the All-Girl Breakaway.

Thursday, March 18th, will see some of the best youth participating in the Hooey Jr BFI Championship, starting at 8:00 am with the 10.5 followed by the Open at 1:00 pm.

Entry Forms

If you have any questions regarding this roping, please email [email protected] or call 602.721.5027

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Entries Open: 12/01/2020

Pre-Entries Close: 2/28/2021. ON-SITE ENTRIES ALLOWED $50 LATE FEE.

Stall Reservations

Stalls are ordered based on your reservation. All stalls must be paid for in advance by check, money order or credit card. Contestants are responsible and liable for any damage to the stalls during your occupancy. Maintenance work orders will be billed back accordingly. There will be no money refunds for unused stalls. All stalls are assigned on a first-paid-first-served basis. Make and send payments to the address above. There will be no on-site trailer parking.

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Make sure and reserve your stalls early by sending in this form.

Hotel Release Forms

Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis. All room blocks are subject to a thirty (30) day cut-off. Reservations received after May 20th, 2020 will only be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. Checks are not accepted and all reservations must be held with a valid credit card. Room rates may vary on time of year and time of the week. Special BFI WEEK room rates will be available to competitors of Ullman-Peterson Events contestants only. Filling out this form does not guarantee a room reservation. Please check with the property to make sure your room reservation is completed prior to arrival. Use rate code BFI20 when calling in.

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Make sure to book hotels early. For websites and phone numbers, check the Hotels/Travel tab on the top of the page.


We offer this as a convenience to our ropers.

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