2017 Qualifiers - Tie Down Roping

Competitor must rope the calf, dismount, throw the calf by hand, and cross and tie three legs. The horse and contestant must start behind a mechanical/electronic barrier giving the calf a fair head start. Once the roper has made contact with the calf and the rope is tied, the calf must remain in control of the roper and cannot be chased down. A no time will be issued if the calf gains his freedom at any point during the contest. Throwing the calf by hand consists of the calf standing upright on at least three legs or the calf can be helped up.

A tie is considered legal when at least three legs are crossed, there is a wrap around no less than three legs and a Half Hitch or Hooey. If the tie comes loose or three legs do not remain crossed before the judge rules a complete run, a no time will be awarded.

Once the contestant calls for time by throwing his hands in the air, he may no longer assist the run by touching his pigging string nor his rope. He may not work his horse by waving his arms or making noises with his mouth. All will result in a disqualification.

THE AMERICAN Rodeo Tie Down Roping Qualifiers

DateEvent NameLocationResults
May 29, 2016American QualifierGuthrie, OKGet Results
September 18, 2016Marty Yates/Shawn McMullanStephenville, TXGet Results
September 25, 2016Bacque Memorial Calf RopingScott, LAGet Results
October 12, 2016Quarter Horse CongressColumbus, OHGet Results
October 14, 2016Leo Ohl MemorialHamilton, TXGet Results
October 28, 2016San Angelo Roping FiestaSan Angelo, TXGet Results
November 10, 2016Last Chance ERA QualifierFort Worth, TXGet Results
November 13, 2016Cross Brand Cowboy ChurchTyler, TXGet Results
November 24, 2016Rising Star Open RopingGuthrie, OKGet Results
February 12, 2017George Rowland MemorialLevelland, TXComing Soon