I’ve spent the last few days wrapping up the biggest portion of the advance work for the Timed Event Championship of the World.
This year’s field of 20 top cowboys is outstanding. In fact, it features four former champions representing 11 titles: reigning and three-time champ Daniel Green, five-time winner K.C. Jones, two-time titlist Kyle Lockett and 2010 champion Josh Peek.
If you haven’t witnessed the Timed Event, you’ve missed out on the most grueling challenge in rodeo. The 20 combatants will compete in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping. One time through the mix constitutes one go-round, and each cowboy will compete in five rounds.
It’s a true slugfest in every form of the word. Cowboys must battle the livestock, the variables and their own minds in order to overcome the “Ironman of ProRodeo.”
The Timed Event Championship takes place March 7-9 at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla. If you want to see the top cowboys in the game tackle the toughest test in the game, then you need to be there.