ACTRA Hosts the Wrangler Professional's Choice National Finals

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The week before the USTRC hosts its national finals, the American Cowboy Team Roping Association puts on a big show of its own?the Wrangler Professional's Choice ACTRA National Finals.

The event, held in Reno, Nev., at the Reno Livestock and Events Center, will run from Oct. 15-22. It will pay out an estimated $900,000 in paychecks as well as $235,000 in awards, including two Maverick trophy trailers and 44 Scott Thomas saddles.

Last year, over 5,000 teams competed for more than $875,000 in cash and prizes.

Entries for the Wrangler Professional's Choice National Finals close the day prior to or the day of each roping.

Last year, the Super 7 roping paid the most, with Dusty Worsham and Rikki Perezchica earning $7,928 apiece for turning 5 steers in 38.14 seconds. Entry fees for the Super 7 this year are only $85 a roper.

Event Schedule

Oct. 15, Saturday

Office opens 2 p.m.

4 p.m. #12

6 p.m. #10 1/2 entries close, office closes

Oct. 16, Sunday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. #10 1/2 starts

11 a.m. Open roping entries close

1 p.m. Mixed Handicap (#8 Even) entries close

5 p.m. Office & #8 1/2 entries close

Oct. 17, Monday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. #8 1/2 starts

12 p.m. Earl Hall Scholarship Roping entries close

5 p.m. Century Roping & office close

Oct. 18, Tuesday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. Century Roping starts

12 p.m. Director/Sponsor/Arena Operator entries close

3 p.m. Office & Wrangler Patriot Super 7 entries close

7 p.m. Banquet, Calcutta, Catastrophe Auction begins @ Circus Circus

Oct. 19, Wednesday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. Wrangler Patriot Super 7 starts

5 p.m. Office & #5 1/2 Roping entries close

Oct. 20, Thursday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. #5 1/2 roping starts

5 p.m. Office & #4 Roping entries close

Oct. 21, Friday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. #4 Roping starts

12 p.m. Youth & Significant Others' Bones Roping starts

5 p.m. Office & #3 Roping entries close

Oct. 22, Saturday

Office opens 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. #3 Roping starts