Amateur ropers who want to rub elbows with some of the greatest cowboys in ProRodeo will get their chance during the inaugural Timed Event Championship Pro-Am Team Roping, set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Lazy E Arena.
The Lazy E will accept 20 headers (with a 4 handicap or less) and 20 heelers (with a 5 or less) on a first-come-first-serve basis. The Lazy E will provide 20 cowboys competing at the 2012 Timed Event Championship to be partners to the amateurs in each roping. The draw will take place at 3 p.m.
The roping is going to be quite lucrative. The entry fee is $250 per roper, with 100 percent of the money going into the payout. The payback will be for the top four in the three-run average, with the amateur receiving 60 percent and the pro 40 percent.
The Timed Event Championship cowboy introduction will take place after the pro-am at 8 p.m. in Roper’s Cantina.