Team Ropers

Allen Bach

Allen Bach | Team Roper – Heeler

  • Hometown: Vernon, Texas
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  • Rookie Year: 1978
  • World Titles: 4
  • DOB: 4/30/57

Allen Bach, Four-time World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally since 1978. Originally from Moses Lake, Washington, Bach now lives in Mt. Vernon, Texas with his wife Peggy. When Bach has time off, you’ll find him playing basketball with his sons or taking the family to the lake for a little water-skiing.

Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes | Team Roper – Header

  • Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1980
  • World Titles: 7
  • DOB: 4/4/59

Jake Barnes, Seven-time World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally for 35 years. Originally from Huntsville, Texas, Jake now calls Scottsdale, Arizona home. He lives with his wife Toni and his five kids. His hobbies include basketball, hunting and fishing. He enjoys training and selling horses and putting on roping clinics. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Troubadour

Derrick Begay

Derrick Begay | Team Roper – Header

  • Hometown: Seba Dalkai, Arizona
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2004
  • DOB: 8/15/83

Derrick Begay, Professional Team Roper, has competed professionally since 2013. Originally from Seba Dalkai, Arizona, Begay now calls Winslow, Arizona home. He enjoys hunting and being a cowboy and living off the land. Read More

Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile | Tie-Down Roper and Team Roper-Header

  • Hometown: Decatur, Texas
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1996
  • World Titles: 23
  • DOB: 11/16/76
  • Website: http://www.brelentless.com/

Trevor Brazile, 23-time World Champion, has competed professionally for nineteen years. Trevor lives in Decatur, with his wife Shada and their three children. Inducted in to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on January 10, 2008, he is the most decorated cowboy and the first to cross the $3 million threshold in career earnings. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Deputy

Clay O'Brien Cooper

Clay O’Brien Cooper | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Gardnerville, Nevada
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1981 years
  • World Titles: 7
  • DOB: 5/6/61
  • Website: http://www.clayocooper.com

Clay O’ Brien Cooper, 7-time World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally since 1981. Originally from Arizona, Cooper now lives in Gardnerville, Nevada with his wife and has three kids. He has been inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. He enjoys teaching people how to rope and is an instructor on the popular television show, Total Team Roping.  Read more

Jade Corkill

Jade Corkill | Team Roper – Heeler

  • Hometown: Fallon, Nevada
  • Height: 6’1
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2006
  • World Titles: 3
  • DOB: 8/22/87

Jade Corkill, Three-time World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally for 9 years. Originally from Fallon, Nevada, he now calls Stephenville, Texas home with wife Haley and two sons. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Switchblade

Charly Crawford

Charly Crawford | Team Roper – Header

  • Hometown: Prineville, Oregon
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1998 years
  • DOB: 2/8/78

Charly Crawford, Professional Team Roper, has competed professionally for 17 years. Originally from Prineville, Oregon, he now calls Stephenville, Texas home with his wife Jackie. His hobbies include shoeing and training horses. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Freight Train

Kaleb Driggers

Kaleb Driggers | Team Roper-Header

  • Hometown: Albany, Georgia
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2009
  • DOB: 12/19/89
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Kaleb’s family owns Lazy D Performance Horses in Albany, GA. He has won The American twice in the Team Roping Heading. Team Roping Video for sale: Epic. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Dre

Travis Graves

Travis Graves | Team Roper-Heeler

Travis Graves won The American Heeling Title in 2015. He lives with his wife, Tamika, son Tee and daughter True Vista. He likes playing Basketball and training horses.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Manny

ERA Athlete Jhett Johnson

Jhett Johnson | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Casper, Wyoming
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  • Rookie Year: 1992
  • World Championships: 1
  • DOB: 4/7/71
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Jhett Johnson

Jhett Johnson, World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally since 1992. Johnson lives in Casper, Wyoming on the family ranch with his wife and their three boys. His hobbies include playing cards and ranching. Read More

Martin Lucero

Martin Lucero | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Stephenville, Texas
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1991
  • DOB: 7/11/68
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@MLTeamRoping

Martin has competed professionally for 24 years. He enjoys the thrill of winning. Martin is a very competitive person whether in the arena, the basketball court or the golf course. Martin lives with his wife Jodee and their daughter.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Gator

Chad Masters

Chad Masters | Team Roper – Header

  • Hometown: Cedar Hill, TN
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 162 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2000
  • World Titles: 2
  • DOB: 2/3/81

Chad Masters, Two-time World Champion, has competed professionally since 2000. Originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, Chad now lives in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He hobbies include going to the movies, spending time with family and friends and training horses..

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Clint

Ryan Motes

Ryan Motes | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Weatherford, TX
  • Height: 5’9
  • Weight: 180lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2001
  • DOB: 7/16/80

Ryan Motes tied the world record in Team Roping with a time of 3.3 seconds. Every horse he competes with in rodeo has been born, raised and trained at the family ranch. He lives in Weatherford, Texas with his wife Courtney. Ryan likes training horses, giving roping lessons and helping run the family ranch and mare breeding program.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Starbucks

Junior Nogueira

Junior Nogueira | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Presidente Prudente, Brazil
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 185lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2014
  • DOB: 9/6/91

Junior Nogueira, Professional Team Roper, has competed professionally in America since 2014. Nogueira is originally from Brazil, where he learned to rope and competed professionally for 10 years. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse name: “Green Card”

Turtle Powell

Turtle Powell | Team Roper – Header

  • Hometown: Stephenville, Texas
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1995
  • World Titles: 1
  • DOB: 3/6/73
  • Website: http://www.turtlepowell.com/

Turtle graduated college from Tarleton State University in 1996. He lives in Stephenville, Texas with his wife Molly (professional barrel racer) and their two kids. He loves being home and living close to his parents. He enjoys hunting with his dad and working on things around the house.  Read More
Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Otto

Nick Sartain

Nick Sartain | Team Roper-Header

  • Hometown: Dover, Oklahoma
  • Height: 6.0
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2000
  • World Titles: 1
  • DOB: 1/27/79
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Nick is single and lives in Dover, Oklahoma. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, playing golf and listening to music. He taught himself how to rope by watching training tapes of Allen Bach and Clay O’Brien Cooper and he still considers Cooper his rodeo role model.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Lotta’s Lizzy

Rich Skelton

Rich Skelton | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Llano, Texas
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 178 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1985
  • World Titles: 8
  • DOB: 6/18/66

Rich lives in Llano with his wife Rhonda and daughter Rainey. He is an Eight-time World Champion Team Roper and has competed professionally since 1985. His hobbies include hunting and playing golf.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: 9

 Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith | Team Roper – Heeler

Patrick went to church and school with a family involved in team roping and fell in love with the sport. He worked hard and it paid off with two World Championships. He lives in Lipan, Texas with his wife Christi and their three daughters. His hobbies include riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing. He says bow hunting is as addicting as team roping.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Amigo

ERA Athlete Aaron Tsinigine

Aaron Tsinigine | Team Roper-Header

  • Hometown: Tuba City, AZ
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  • Rookie Year: 2011
  • World Titles: 3
  • DOB: 10/26/86
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Aaron Tsinigine, World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally since 2011. Originally from Fort McDowell, Arizona, Tsinigine now lives in Tuba City, Arizona. His hobbies include playing basketball and playing a card game called Navajo Ten. An interesting fact about Tsinigine is that he started out his professional rodeo career on the heel side and switched over to heading in 2009. He says ERA Athlete, Clay O’ Brien Cooper has always been his role model.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Smudge

 Clay Tryan

Clay Tryan | Team Roper-Header

Originally from Plentywood, Montana, Clay now lives in Lipan, Texas with his wife Bobbi and their three sons. His hobbies include spending time with his family and being with his kids. Clay has three boys who hope to follow in his footsteps as a World Champion Team Roper. He ropes with ERA Athlete, Jade Corkill. Read More

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Johnson

 Kollin VonAhn

Kollin VonAhn | Team Roper-Heeler

  • Hometown: Sac City, Iowa
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 2006
  • World Titles: 2
  • DOB: 6/23/83

Kollin’s wife, Angie Meadors is a top WPRA barrel racer. Kollin graduated from Sac City (Iowa) High in a class of 40. His rodeo role models are Speed Williams and Clay O’Brien Cooper.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Hali

 Speed Williams

Speed Williams | Team Roper-Header

  • Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Rookie Year: 1986 years
  • World Titles: 8
  • DOB: 12/14/67
  • Website: http://www.speedroping.com/

Speed Williams, Eight-time World Champion Team Roper, has competed professionally for 29 years. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida Speed now calls DeLeon, Texas home with his wife Jennifer and their two kids.

Animal Athlete | Horse Name: Quanah Kool