Ticket feature: Team roping championships to begin Friday

File photo Team roping is set to take place at the Curry County Events Center Friday through Sunday with events starting at 9 a.m. daily.

Freedom New Mexico

The New Mexico Championships Team Roping will be taking place in Clovis Friday through Sunday.

Sanctioned by the United States Team Roping Championships, the event will be held at the Curry County Events Center beginning at 9 a.m. daily.

“Clovis is a great venue for the sport and we are looking forward to seeing how the event will grow since its move from Albuquerque,” said USTRC President Kirk Bray.

“This event will allow area ropers to qualify for the National Finals of Team Roping, as well as the regional finals to take place in Colorado in September. Others interested in the sport can also come by and see what makes team roping one of the richest sports in the horse industry.”

A timed event that requires team effort, ropers participating in USTRC sanctioned events are working toward competing in the National Finals of Team Roping.

An approximate prize package of $175,000 will be awarded to ropers.

In 2010, ropers from more than 15 states participated, competing for a purse of more than $155,000, according to a press release.

Information: www.ustrc.com

Fast facts

What: New Mexico Championships Team Roping

When: 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday

Where: Curry County Events Center

Cost: Free

Information: www.ustrc.com