June 25. 2019
#11 WRANGLER NATIONAL PATRIOT
Formerly known as the Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping or ‘The Perry Di’ has a new name and format for 2019! We continue to follow the footsteps and tradition that Perry built this great roping on by giving back to the community and other organizations.
New Format New Name
#11 Wrangler National Patriot
After a few changes in 2018, we are making some changes to the landscape of the Wrangler BFI week
in 2019. First, we have renamed this event, The Wrangler National Patriot #11.5. In addition to the name
change we have rolled the entry fees back to $2,000 per roper. We will only take 150 teams and it will still
remain an 80% payback roping. Additionally, we have added the Cactus #9.5 Over 40 roping to be held on
Wednesday morning—an entry form is included in this packet.
Is the Wrangler National Patriot truly an Invitational?
Yes! Your entry, along with all the other ropers, is sorted diligently to ensure that only legitimate #11.5 teams
are allowed to compete. Data is delivered from the US Classification office on each participant via the fact
that all ropers must have competed at a USTRC/WSTR event in the prior 18 months. The committee will ensure
that a level playing field is compiled.
Who competes at the Wrangler National Patriot?
The average roper age in 2018 was 54 years old. The youngest was 30 and the oldest was 80 years old. We
truly had an international field, as we had teams from Canada in addition to contestants from over 24 states
in the US. The Hawaii competitors won the “furthest traveled” distinction of all competitors in 2018.
How much does the Wrangler National Patriot pay back to the roper?
80% of all the entry fees are paid back to the ropers. In 2018 we didn’t top load the roping and spread the
money more evenly around all the winners. We have heard you, and we will change the payout structure for
2019 and will guarantee $200,000 to the winners (over 100 teams). In addition to the cash, the prize line will
be legendary. Cactus Full Tooled Saddles, Gist Buckles, YETI Coolers, Heel-O-Matic dummies, Resistol Black
Gold Hats, Cactus Leather Rope Bags, BEX Glasses, Justin Boots and much more.
Who are the Charities that benefit form the Wrangler National Patriot Roping?
Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Warriors and Rodeo, and new this year, Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run. With our
great partnerships at Priefert and Heel-O-Matic we are able to auction off some great items that will help
support these great causes. These auction items are one-of-a-kind and are definitely the talk of the cowboy
Will my family enjoy the Wrangler BFI Week?
Absolutely! As a roper you will enjoy an even set of cattle, the WSTR barrier, and a great cash and prize
payback. The Silver Legacy Hotel, which is the host hotel for all Wrangler BFI Week Events now has the
legendary Ruth Chris Steakhouse open and waiting to serve you that famous food and hospitality they are
known for. Don’t forget the Reno Rodeo will celebrate the 100th Anniversary and as always it will be the
Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West. Looking for more roping, the WSTR Qualifier will take place in Reno, June
20th-23rd. Want to see the outstanding youth of our sport, The JR BFI Qualifier will take place at the Reno
Livestock Event Center on June 22nd.
We truly believe that you and your family will enjoy the time you spend with us during the 2019 BFI Week in
Reno. June 25th is your day and the Wrangler National Patriot #11.5 is going to once again be one of the
greatest ropings of the year, thanks to you! See you at the Silver Legacy for check-in!
Rules of the Game
– Payout based upon 125 or more teams, limited to first 150
• This roping will pay back 80% of the entry fees
• The average champion team will also be eligible for go-round winnings
• This is a #11.5 roping capped at a #6. No #6 Elites are eligible to rope
• This is an invitational event but an invitation does not guarantee a roping position
• BFI Week reserves the right to draw-out any team at any time
• All ropers must be current WSTR or USTRC members
• All ropers must have competed in a sanctioned USTRC or WSTR event within the last 18 months. This helps maintain an even playing field and ensures correct roping numbers
• #11.5 cattle will be hand selected and not roped at “The Feist”
• BFI contestants are not eligible to rope in the Wrangler National Patriot #11.5 Invitational
• WSTR tie-on rule applies
• Cross-fires are illegal. Steers must be in tow
• WSTR electric barrier system and setup will be used
• Past champions may enter but no past champions can rope together
• All ropers must be 30 years old or older within the calendar year in order to compete
To compete in this event is by invitation only. If you have any questions regarding invitations and how to receive an invite, please email Daren@bfiweek.com or call 602.721.5027
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. #11 Reno Million, #12 Desert Showdown, and All-Girl stalls will be located at Valley Road Stalls across the street.
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 29th, 2017 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 BFI17 when calling in.
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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