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Rosters set for 2018 BFI Week

Wrangler BFI Week fills new Junior ropings; will award Polaris Rangers to Reno Million champs. RENO, Nev. (May 22, 2018)– The 41st Annual edition of the world’s richest professional team roping – the Bob Feist Invitational in Reno, Nevada – is just a few weeks away (June 18-21) and the roster is set.   The BFI itself kicks things off on Monday, as always, showcasing the world’s best 100 professional teams competing over six rounds for more than $800,000 in cash and prizes. Standing alone as the richest Open roping in the country, the BFI will be broadcast live on ...Read More

New Junior BFI scheduled in Reno

High-stakes team roping for kids 17 and under will also be a Jr. NFR qualifier. PHOENIX, Arizona, March 21, 2018 – For more than 40 years, kids throwing loops at roping dummies have pretended they were the high-call team at the Bob Feist Invitational. Now, those kids can actually back in the box on Wrangler BFI Week, in the same arena as the pros at the world’s richest Open team roping – to compete in their own BFI. The inaugural Hooey BFI Junior Championships are scheduled for June 20, 2018, in Reno, Nevada – just two days after the 41st ...Read More

Crawford and Stahl win $41K during Wrangler BFI Week

RENO, Nev. (June 22, 2017) – The $146,340 paid out on June 22 to the world’s best female ropers made the first-ever Charlie 1 Horse All-Girl Challenge in Reno, Nev., the highest-paying women’s roping of all time. Ashley Moreau of Huntsville, Texas, roped three calves in 8.86 seconds to win the breakaway and $4,540, while fellow Texans Jackie Crawford and Annette Stahl roped four steers in 33.69 seconds to win the team roping and $20,500 per woman. Crawford then claimed an additional $2,500 bonus as the first-ever Charlie 1 Horse All-Around champion. “We don’t have things for girls like this!” ...Read More

Fullers win first-ever #12 High Desert Showdown

RENO, Nev. (June 21, 2017) – An uncle-nephew team took top honors – and $50,400 – home to the Northwest in the first-ever #12 High Desert Showdown in Reno, Nev. The new addition to Wrangler BFI Week could well become the most popular event of the week for recreational team ropers. Tim Fuller, 66, a logger from Lewiston, Idaho, and his nephew Casey Fuller, 27, a carpenter from Clarkston, Wash., won a hefty $50,400 together on Wednesday after catching their four steers in 32.05 seconds. The first-ever edition of the High Desert Showdown drew 139 teams that paid a $2,000 ...Read More

Arizona couple wins $200,000 in the #11 Reno Million

A retired schoolteacher and government employee – both recreational team ropers – raked in $200,000 Tuesday in Reno, Nev., at the 21st edition of the #11 Reno Million. Jim and Peg Williams of Kingman, Ariz., both 58, caught four steers together in 38.54 seconds to win the event founded in 1996 by local real estate developer Perry Di Loreto. The roping, now owned by Ullman Peterson Events, gives equally matched amateur ropers across the country a chance at six-figure payouts. This year’s Reno Million drew 136 teams, each of whom paid a $5,500 entry fee to compete for 80 percent ...Read More

Brown and Long win $120K in Reno

In team roping in the 21st century, only Hall-of-Famers Jake Barnes and Tee Woolman have claimed as many NFR average titles as Luke Brown, so it seemed only a matter of time before the King of Consistency came tight on a win at the sport’s most prestigious six-round Open contest – the Bob Feist Invitational. Brown had been close before, having placed second here in the past, but finally got the win with Jake Long during the event’s 40th anniversary on June 19 in Reno, Nev. Brown’s half of their $120,000 paycheck made him the third all-time money leader in ...Read More

BFI raises $26,000 for Warriors And Rodeo

Every year in the middle of June, recreational and professional team ropers and fans flock to The Biggest Little City in the World for the BFI, so traditionally, on the eve of the roping, organizers hold a cowboy auction and dinner for contestants and fans alike. This year on June 18, because of the generosity of Heel-O-Matic Training Systems, team ropers in town for Wrangler BFI Week raised $26,000 for Warriors And Rodeo – a non-profit organization designed to give back to those who are willing to put their life on the line for our country’s freedoms and safety. Heel-O-Matic ...Read More

40th Bob Feist Invitational to team with Wrangler will live-stream the BFI and affiliated ropings for the first time as part of the Wrangler title sponsorship in 2017 RENO, Nev. (Dec. 16, 2016) – Ullman-Peterson Events, the owner of the richest one-day Open and Amateur ropings in America, has rebranded the amateur events for 2017 and added a title sponsorship from Wrangler, the iconic and leading western American denim brand.   Not only does the change make one of the richest weeks in western sports even richer, but it also allows fans worldwide to watch the world’s richest one-day Open roping live for the first time in ...Read More

Small and Thorp win $130,000 at 39th BFI

Reno, Nev., June 20, 2016 – A couple of kids who had never been to the esteemed Bob Feist Invitational handily dominated the 39th edition of the richest one-day Open roping in the world. On Monday, 21-year-old Zac Small of Welch, Okla., and 20-year-old Wesley Thorp of Throckmorton, Texas, roped six steers in 42.71 seconds to split $124,000 in the overall purse plus $6,000 in two of the six rounds. They also claimed a truckload of first-place prizes that included Coats saddles, Gist buckles, Myler bits, Best Ever pads, Justin full-quill ostrich boots, Yeti coolers and Cactus horse blankets – ...Read More

Join us in celebrating 40 years of team roping excellence!

The Bob Feist Invitational is celebrating 40 years of team roping excellence on June 19th, 2017 during the Wildest, Richest, Rodeo in the West in Reno, Nevada. The BFI, commonly known as “The Feist” is the largest one day open roping in the country. One hundred of the best teams in the country battle it out over five full go-round rounds for their chance at nearly $800,000 in cash and prizes. At the end of the day, the top fifteen teams on five head will advance to the short-round and from there the champions of “The Feist” will be crowned ...Read More