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Okies Win First-Ever Cactus #10.5 For $61,500

Okies Win First-Ever Cactus #10.5 For $61,500

GUTHRIE, Okla. (June 23, 2020) – Good friends Mark Collins and Max Vincent were moved to tears and long hugs after their $61,500 win in the first-ever 10.5 roping during Wrangler BFI Week presented by Yeti, held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.           “To be able to drive two hours from the house and win life-changing money is incredible,” said Collins, who owns a lumber yard and hardware store in tiny Leedey. Mark Collins 10.5 Over 40 Champion HeaderOlie's Images, LLC. It marked the first time he ever headed a steer for Vincent, 59, instead of the other ...Read More
Cactus Kingpins Win 11.5 for $100,000 In Guthrie

Cactus Kingpins Win 11.5 for $100,000 In Guthrie

GUTHRIE, Okla. (June 23, 2020) – He finally did it. Barry Berg – who has overseen for nearly 30 years the production of millions of Cactus Ropes – has had callbacks three different times to win the coveted six-figure prize in Reno’s original Invitational #11 roping. On June 22, he and Dustin Noblitt, the president of Cactus’ parent company, personally roped their way to the $100,000 win on the 25th anniversary of the Wrangler National Patriot 11.5. “This is the fairest, friendliest place to rope four steers that you can imagine,” said Berg of Pleasanton, Texas. He and Noblitt had ...Read More
Husband-and-wife team wins $100K in #12.5 Showdown

Husband-and-wife team wins $100K in #12.5 Showdown

GUTHRIE, Okla. (June 22, 2020) – Coming from the fourth callback position in Guthrie, Oklahoma, on June 22, team roping couple Hannah and Mike White of Dekalb, Texas, notched the biggest tandem win of their 21-year marriage. The duo roped four steers in 34.09 seconds to split the $100,000 first-place paycheck in the #12.5 Showdown of Wrangler BFI Week, presented by Yeti. Last year’s champion heeler, Clay Elkington, placed third this time to earn $25,000, bringing his individual two-year haul in the #12.5 to $61,000. And placing fourth in the roping was 22-year-old Wyatt Hershberger, for $20,500. His win barely ...Read More
Fuller and Ward win $155K at one-of-a-kind BFI in Oklahoma

Fuller and Ward win $155K at one-of-a-kind BFI in Oklahoma

GUTHRIE, Okla. (June 21, 2020) – By just seven hundredths of a second over six steers, professional team ropers Kal Fuller of Bozeman, Montana, and Reagan Ward of Purcell, Oklahoma, won the richest event of their sport and split a first-place paycheck worth a record $150,000 at the 43rd Annual Bob Feist Invitational. The event is part of Wrangler BFI Week presented by Yeti, held for the first time inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, since its usual venue in Reno, Nevada, was shut down due to the pandemic. “Words can’t describe this,” said Ward, who won in ...Read More
Lovins and McGuire win Hooey Junior BFI and $20K

Lovins and McGuire win Hooey Junior BFI and $20K

Arizona team wins Jr. 10.5 for $16K GUTHRIE, Okla. (June 20, 2020) – Jordan Lovins of Canadian, Texas, had never been to the Bob Feist Invitational. But when he heard that Wrangler BFI Week, presented by Yeti, moved to his neighboring Oklahoma from Reno, Nevada, he “was all over it.” Lovins, 17, hauled his steers to his local fairgrounds to practice under BFI-like dimensions and found someone with fresh steers so he could practice on a herd similar to the hard-running set of BFI Week. He capitalized by winning first and second – switching ends – for $15,900 in the ...Read More
Smith Family Hoping For Big Father’s Day

Smith Family Hoping For Big Father’s Day

You’ve no doubt heard of the Smith family – Clay has won the past two world heading championships in the PRCA. But his two brothers Jake and Britt, and his dad Mark all rope, too, and well.  Last year at Wrangler BFI Week, Britt won the Hooey Jr. BFI for the second straight year and Mark won the Wrangler Patriot 11.5, with their respective partners. Britt earned $10,000, while his dad took a cool $100,000 paycheck home to Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  In Guthrie, they’re ready to get in on that legendary BFI week prizeline all over again. Plus, as one ...Read More
Largest field in recent memory to compete at 43rd BFI

Largest field in recent memory to compete at 43rd BFI

Retired King of the Cowboys headlines roster gunning for more than $700K at the only BFI held in Lazy E Arena PHOENIX, Arizona, June 17, 2019 – Due to the 2020 scramble to find a new location after the coronavirus pandemic cancelled its venue in Reno, Nevada, the 43rd Annual Bob Feist Invitational opened more slots than usual and will showcase 140 teams on June 21st at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. That pushes the purse well past $700,000 in cash and prizes – which is just fine with rodeo’s only $7 million cowboy. “Because of the location switch, ...Read More
The official spirit of the 2020 BFI!

The official spirit of the 2020 BFI!

Ropers from across the country will gather in Oklahoma this month for the 43rd annual Bob Feist Invitational – the world’s richest team roping competition, for pros and amateurs. With a new venue, new safety protocols and a new schedule, this event is happening against all odds, because of the hard-working, determined organizers and competitors. As a first-time sponsor of this year’s event, Wild Rag Vodka applauds that will power and determination. We are proud to be aligned with people who found the sport of team roping, and the act of coming together so vital, they moved such a storied ...Read More
2020 BFI Entered Teams

2020 BFI Entered Teams

Fresh thoughts from 2019 champ Lane Siggins

Fresh thoughts from 2019 champ Lane Siggins

Winning the BFI last year and getting Montana Silversmiths Heel Horse of the BFI helped my confidence a lot. It proved I’m where I belong, as far as my talent, and eliminated the question of whether my horse is good enough. Rodeoing is so up and down, it can be hard on a guy from time to time. To this day, winning that roping has kept my thinking positive. I have earned the most coveted title in jackpotting history; the daddy of all jackpots. That win will go down with Shooter and me until the day we die. Lane Siggins, ...Read More
PRIVATE PARTY AFTER THE FEIST!You are invited to The Feist Party with Randall King

If you are a Wrangler BFI or Cinch Timed Event Championship ticket holder or contestant, this event is for you.

Sunday, March 14 at the Hilton Garden Inn from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Hotel information and details about the party will be emailed.