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USTRC Team Roping

USTRC Team Roping

The USTRC was founded in 1989 after it became clear that the growing sport had a need for a classification or ratings system that would provide ropers with competition that was comparable to their level of ability. This classification system, which first began with individual assessment and voting by other ropers and producers, soon became the industry standard and remains so in team roping, being utilized by USTRC and other team roping producer groups. Ratings are now determined by individual performance records throughout team roping competition and are formulated through the USTRC’s exclusive and objective TRIAD classification system.

Originally based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the USTRC relocated to Stephenville in 2000. A for-profit group, it was purchased from its founder and developer Denny Gentry in 1999 by Equibrand Corporation, a company that services the equine industry in a number of capacities and with a vested interest in the growth and improvement of the sport of team roping.

USTRC is currently under the direction of President Kirk Bray and he, along with a staff of 16 dedicated employees, oversee the production of more than 25 USTRC sanctioned events each year, as well as the scheduling and coordination of all other USTRC sanctioned or affiliated events, along with maintenance of member information, performance records and the production of the monthly membership magazine, SuperLooper Magazine.

To date, the USTRC has awarded more than $55 million in prize money through its many competitions.

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