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Multiple teams share what it takes to participate in the Buc Days roping competition

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 19:53:48-04

Rodeo athletes saddled up at the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown.

Several teams took part in the Buc Days Rodeo qualifying events for roping.

Participants in this competition say time is crucial when it comes to roping.

In the team competition, each person has one task to get the job done.

One person is in charge of catching the head of the steer and the other must make a clean sweep for the heels.

“There is a lot that goes into it these guys they practice all the time they do pretty good just at the end of the day you try and come out and do the best you can,” says Miguel Gutierrez.

This competition was open for all ages, with various skill levels and this is something that young Colt Munoz is no stranger to.

Colt has been apart of many competitions and has won several buckles. He says with these roping tournaments, missing your steer can affect your results.

“And if you miss, you’re going to get flagged out, and if you get flagged out that’s going to be a no time,” says Munoz.

“You just got to practice, practice practice,” says Christopher Guerrera.

Over fifty teams took part in this roping match. Participants say that repetition is key, and of course, having confidence in your performance.