Ropers have 10 million reasons to saddle up and head to Las Vegas this week for the Priefert World Series of Team Roping Finale. The country’s best headers and heelers will vie for their share of $10 million in prize money in one of roping’s premier competitions December 8-14.
The series finale will be a four head average with three full go-rounds, and a short round. The top 10% teams in each of the rotations will advance to the short round. In addition to those forty teams, the fastest FOUR teams who miss the cut will also advance. Every team who makes the short round will be guaranteed a check. The short round will determine which check each team receives.
Now in it’s ninth year, the WSTR Finale has enjoyed a surge in popularity, Founder Denny Gentry said.
“The growth and change from last year is phenomenal. The payoff jumped from $7.25 Million last year just at $10,000,000 this year. The addition of the #15 added at least $830,000 to that mix at half the entry price,” he said. “In addition, the qualifiers in Priefert #2 will add an additional $600,000. Three of the Finales will pay over $1.7 million, and the #10 will come up just shy of $1.9 million.
“We are thankful to everyone who participated this year making this by far the greatest team roping held in the history of our sport.”
Roping starts December 8 with the #15 Fast Back Ropes Finale, and a pair of qualifiers. Check out the WSTR Finale Schedule for the entire schedule.
Want to see who’s vying for the cash? Complete contestant listing is available on wstr.com.