The Feist Team Roping by Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping, BFI Week

The Feist

Saturday, April 1, 2023

THE FEIST

THE MOST ANTICIPATED SATURDAY OF 2023! Who will battle it out for those Gist Silversmiths buckles at the 46th annual BFI?

The Most Anticipated Saturday of  2023

The Feist is the most recognized and prestigious event in the sport of team roping and features the finest roping and equine athletes the sport has to offer. This is going to be another year for the record books with a purse of over $650,000 with 125 of the best teams. Entries will fill up fast and we will once again have to turn away teams-over 40 teams in 2022 did not get in, 10 teams will be placed on the wait list. As part of the entry process to be considered for a spot in the BFI, teams will have to be paid in full, and new contestants will MUST list recent open roping accomplishments. 3% of the entry fees are held out as stock charge, with 97% being put toward the purse. The final draw of contestants and roping order will be announced on March 5, 2023. This is a 6 head roping, progressive after 5 and the top 15 will advance to the short round. Roping will start at team 1 and drop down 20 teams for each subsequent round.

Two sponsors per roper will be printed in the day sheets and read by the announcers-Teams and/or individuals may be self-sponsored. Non-chosen teams and those not cleared from the waitlist will have 100% of their fees refunded. All entries are subject to review. Checks and credit cards are accepted.

We invite you to come to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping with us this April. 125 of the top teams in the roping industry will back the boxes for a chance at winning the coveted Gist Silversmith BFI buckles. Doors open at 7 a.m. followed by grand entry, the introduction of teams, and the national anthem. The first team will rope at 9 o’clock sharp.

$2.500 per roper 97% payback.

6 steer top 15 to Wrangler and Priefert Short Round.
LIMITED to 125 teams. Rope Barrier.

Click here to purchase tickets. Will be live-streamed on Wrangler Network.

PAYOUT = $650,000 in cash and prizes

6 Rounds. 5 Full Go-Rounds. Top 15 Advance to the Short-Go

Entries Open: December 20, 2023

Entries Close: March 1, 2023 (no late entries)

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Entry Criteria

We invite you to come celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping with us this April. 125 of the top teams in the world will back in the boxes for a chance at winning the coveted Gist BFI buckles. The doors open at 7 a.m. followed by the grand entry, introduction of the teams, and the national anthem. The first team will rope at 9 o’clock sharp.

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Entry Form

ENTRIES OPEN: December 20, 2023
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ENTRY PROCEDURE

1. Both ends must be PAID IN FULL to be considered for entry
2. Cashiers check, money orders, company (sponsor) checks, and credit cards accepted
3. Personal checks ARE accepted
4. Teams or individuals may be self-sponsored
5. Two sponsors per roper can be printed in the program and read by the announcers
6. 3% ($150) will be held out for administration fees. $4,850 per team goes to the purse
7. Non-chosen teams and non-drawn waiting list teams will be 100% refunded
8. First-time contestants must provide all recent roping accomplishments in order to be considered for entry
9. All entries are subject to review

REGULATIONS

1. This will be a six head competition featuring five full rounds
2. The top 15 teams in the average after the fifth round will advance to the short-go
3. Teams will be placed in roping order BUT late entered teams will rope first
4. The roping will start at team number 1 then drop down 20 teams to start the next round
5. 125 teams will be chosen by the BFI committee plus 10 additional waiting list teams
6. PRCA dress-code will be strictly enforced
7. Management reserves the right to refuse any entry

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Sending in entries and money does not guarantee a spot.

Hotel Reservations

Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis. All room blocks are subject to a thirty (30) day cut-off. 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. Please check with the property to make sure your room reservation is completed prior to arrival.

Group Name: Bob Feist Invitational 2022

Group Code: BFI22O


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Group Code: BFI22O

 

Stall Reservation

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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Past Champions

BFI SCORE LENGTH

The times are getting faster, but remember the scores have changed over the years:

1977-1980: 35-foot score at Chowchilla, Calif.

1981: 25-foot score at Las Vegas, Nev.

1982: 35-foot score at Denton, Texas

1984-1988: 18-foot score at Reno, Nev. (Outdoor Arena)

1989-2019: 18-foot score at Reno, Nev. (Indoor Arena)

2020-current: 19-foot score at Lazy E Arena Guthrie, OK.

1977 – Ron Darnell & Matt Silveira, 74.88

1978 – Larry Goss & Mike Garrison, 81.42

1979 – Brian Burrows & Allen Bach, 82.67

1980 – Tee Woolman & Leo Camarillo, 67.03

1981 – David Motes & Denny Watkins, 56.48

1982 – Bret Beach & Clay O’Brien Cooper, 70.86

1984 – Mark Arnold & Rickey Green, 57.99

1985 – Tim Fanning & Mark Fanning, 53.30

1986 – Danny Garcia & Stewart Pike, 54.89

1987 – Dee Pickett & Mike Beers, 56.78

1988 – Jake Barnes & Clay O’Brien Cooper, 45.70

1989 – Troy Frazier & Wade Jess, 47.96

1990 – Rocky Carpenter & Tom Flenniken, Jr., 50.41

1991 – Charles Pogue & Steve Northcott, 46.54

1992 – Rick Steed & Greg Bennett, 48.79

1993 – Matt Tyler & Steve Northcott, 49.83

1994 – Kevin Stewart & K.C. Jones, 51.35

1995 – Rube Woolsey & Kory Koontz, 51.40

1996 – Matt Tyler & Kory Koontz, 47.63

1997 – Bobby Hurley & Cody Cowden, 47.72

1998 – Speed Williams & Rich Skelton, 52.01

1999 – Charles Pogue & Britt Bockius, 45.79

2000 – Charles Pogue & Britt Bockius, 44.62

2001 – Speed Williams & Rich Skelton, 45.72

2002 – Speed Williams & Rich Skelton, 44.63

2003 – Mikey Fletcher & Travis Woodard, 45.21

2004 – Turtle Powell & Monty Joe Petska, 43.75

2005 – Clay Tryan & Patrick Smith, 43.87

2006 – Brandon Thone & Chad Harper, 45.98

2007 – Steve Purcella & Casey Chamberlain, 46.92

2008 – Clay Tryan & Walt Woodard, 47.83

2009 – Caleb Mitchell & Ryan Motes, 45.49

2010 – J.D. Yates & Jay Wadhams, 45.92

2011 – Colby Siddoway & Caleb Twisselman, 44.63

2012 – Clay Tryan & Travis Graves, 45.37

2013 – Trevor Brazile & Patrick Smith, 40.54

2014 –  Drew Horner & Buddy Hawkins, 45.20

2015 – Erich Rogers & Cory Petska, 42.83

2016 – Zac Small & Wesley Thorp, 42.71

2017 – Luke Brown & Jake Long, 44.7

2018 – Chris Francis & Cade Passig, 43.34

2019 – JR Dees & Lane Siggins, 44.62

2020 – Kal Fuller & Reagan Ward, 46.89

2021 – Manny Egusquiza & Kory Koontz, 46.48

2022 – Jake Cooper Clay & Billie Jack Saebens, 47.11

BFI Fast-Time Winners

BFI Average Champions

(In Order Of Fastest Time On Six Head)

40.54TREVOR BRAZILE & PATRICK SMITH 2013

42.71-  Zac Small & Wesley Thorp  2016

42.83-  Erich Rogers & Cory Petska 2015

43.34- Chris Francis & Cade Passig 2018

43.75 – Turtle Powell & Monty Joe Petska, 2004

43.87 – Clay Tryan & Patrick Smith, 2005

44.62 – Charles Pogue & Britt Bockius, 2000

44.62-  JR Dees & Lane Siggins, 2019

44.63 – Speed Williams & Rich Skelton, 2002

44.63 – Colby Siddoway & Caleb Twisselman, 2011

44.70 – Luke Brown & Jake Long, 2017

45.20 –  Drew Horner & Buddy Hawkins, 2014

45.21 – Mikey Fletcher & Travis Woodard, 2003

45.37-  Clay Tryan & Travis Graves  2012

45.49 – Caleb Mitchell & Ryan Motes, 2009

45.70 – Jake Barnes & Clay O’Brien Cooper, 1988

45.72 – Speed Williams & Rich Skelton, 2001

45.79 – Charles Pogue & Britt Bockius, 1999

45.92 – J.D. Yates & Jay Wadhams, 2010 

45.98 – Brandon Thone & Chad Harper, 2006

46.48- Manny Egusquiza & Kory Koontz, 2021

46.89- Kal Fuller & Reagan Ward, 2020

46.54 – Charles Pogue & Steve Northcott, 1991

46.92 – Steve Purcella & Casey Chamberlain, 2007

47.11- Jake Cooper Clay & Billie Jack Saebens, 2022

47.63 – Matt Tyler & Kory Koontz, 1996

47.72 – Bobby Hurley & Cody Cowden, 1997

47.83 – Clay Tryan & Walt Woodard, 2008

47.96 – Troy Frazier & Wade Jess, 1989

48.79 – Rick Steed & Greg Bennett, 1992

49.83 – Matt Tyler & Steve Northcott, 1993

50.41 – Rocky Carpenter & Tom Flenniken, Jr., 1990

51.35 – Kevin Stewart & K.C. Jones, 1994

51.40 – Rube Woolsey & Kory Koontz, 1995

52.01 – Speed Williams & Rick Skelton, 1998

53.30 – Tim Fanning & Mark Fanning, 1985

54.89 – Danny Garcia & Stewart Pike, 1986

56.48 – David Motes & Denny Watkins, 1981

56.78 – Dee Pickett & Mike Beers, 1987

57.99 – Mark Arnold & Rickey Green, 1984

67.03 – Tee Woolman & Leo Camarillo, 1980

70.86 – Bret Beach & Clay O’Brien Cooper, 1982

74.88 – Ron Darnell & Matt Silveira, 1977

81.42 – Larry Goss & Mike Garrison, 1978

82.67 – Brian Burrows & Allen Bach, 1979

 

 

Please note the score for the following years: 

– 1977-1980: 35 foot score at Chowchilla, Calif.

– 1981: 25 foot score at Las Vegas, Nev. 

– 1982: 35 foot score at Denton, Texas 

– 1984-1988: 18 foot score at Reno, Nev. (Outdoor Arena) 

– 1989-2019: 18 foot score at Reno, Nev. (Indoor Arena)

-2020-2022:  19 foot score at Lazy E Arena

 

Fast Time On One Steer

(in order of time)

4.21* SPENCER MITCHELL & DAKOTA KIRCHENSCHLAGER 2013

4.27  Max Kuttler & Brandon Bates 2018

4.46 • Coleman Proctor & Jake Long, 2008

4.48-  Tyler Wade & Kinney Harrell, 2015 

4.57 – Tyler Wade & Billie Jack Saebens 2019

4.61 – Derrick Begay & Will Woodfin, 2014

4.65 – Cory Clark & Wyatt Cox 2020

4.65 – Steven Duby & Taylor Duby, 2017

4.79 • Nick Sartain & Kollin Von Ahn, 2009

4.86 • Shane Durbin & Hollis Harris, 2004

4.90 • Kelsey Parchman & Caleb Twisselman, 2010

5.00 – Corey Kidd & Adam Plyler, 2011

5.00 • Charles Pogue & Dennis Gatz, 2006

5.04 • Wade Wheatley & Kyle Lockett, 2002

5.06   Chad Masters  & Clay O’Brien Cooper  2012

5.09 • Tyler Magnus & Jacky Stephenson, 2003

5.17 • Luke Brown & Nicky Simmons, 2005

5.18 • Tee Woolman & Tyler Magnus, 1999

5.18 • Bret Boatright & Kory Koontz, 1997

5.27 • Tyler Magnus & Clay O’Brien Cooper, 2000

5.29 • David Key & Kory Koontz, 2007

5.40 • Daniel Green & Chris Green, 1996

5.44 • Doyle Gellerman & Bobby Harris, 1985

5.46 • Justin Hampton & Dusty Watkins, 1992

5.47 – Aaron Tsinigine & Landen Glenn, 2022

5.51 • Brady Wren & Cody Guess, 2001

5.53   Levi Simpson & Tyler Worley, 2021

5.60 • David Motes & Dennis Gatz, 1988

5.64 • Bobby Hurley & Denny Watkins, 1987

5.86 • Tee Woolman & Rich Skelton, 1993

5.89 • Bret Boatright & Terry Selland, 1991

6.00 • Jake Barnes & Clay O’Brien Cooper, 1989

6.09 • Guy Howell & Bobby Harris, 1998

6.09 • Mike Macy & Terry Selland, 1990 (tie)

6.09 • Tee Woolman & Monty Joe Petska, 1990 (tie)

6.13 • Richard Eiguren & Tim Van Ostran, 1995

6.16 • Jerry Skaggs & Joel Maker, 1986

6.30 • Bob McClelland & Wade Masters, 1994

6.49 • Gary Johnson & Clayton Ward, 1981

6.94 • Dee Pickett & Mike Beers, 1984

7.56 • Bob McClelland & Rickey Green, 1979

8.31 • Julio Moreno & Rickey Green, 1982

8.45 • Joe Murray & Rickey Green, 1977

9.08 • Joe Murray & Sam Williams, 1980

9.23 • Jim Petersen & John Rodriguez, 1978

 

Please note the score for the following years: 

– 1977-1980: 35 foot score at Chowchilla, Calif.

– 1981: 25 foot score at Las Vegas, Nev. 

– 1982: 35 foot score at Denton, Texas 

– 1984-1988: 18 foot score at Reno, Nev. (Outdoor Arena) 

– 1989-2019: 18 foot score at Reno, Nev. (Indoor Arena)

– 2020-2021:  19 foot score at Lazy E Arena