Fast Back Ropes brings back the Pink Patron by popular demand
Granbury, TX – Fast Back Ropes first introduced the “rope with a cause,” the Pink Patron, in 2008. This bright pink rope quickly became a favorite for ropers, many of whom had personal experience with breast cancer. For every Pink Patron sold, Fast Back Ropes has donated $1 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Due to production and warehouse demands in 2011, Fast Back Ropes had to make this rope available by special order only.
Due to popular demand, the Pink Patron will soon be back in stores. The Pink Patron has been re-engineered with a new fiber and feels better than ever before.
“We received a lot of feedback from customers who missed the Pink Patron,” explains Al Benson. “We used this opportunity to make some improvements before re-introducing the rope.”
The Pink Patron is a vivid pink four-strand poly blend. In addition to high visibility, the Pink Patron, is well balanced with distinct tip feel.
“I lost my mother to breast cancer when I was twelve, so when the Pink Patron came along I was anxious to try it,” says team roper, Hector Hernandez. “I found that I really like the weight and body of this rope, both heading and heeling.”
Fast Back Ropes will continue to donate $1 per Pink Patron sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Look for your Pink Patron at your local Fast Back dealer on April 15, 2013. For dealer locations visit fastbackropes.com or call 800-479-1851.
“It was time for a new roping video,” explains Smith. “Technology has advanced so much and this video features angles and camera shots that have not been seen before.”
DRIVEN is a menu driven DVD packed full of information and entertainment. Included are detailed instructions for heelers, 80-plus rodeo runs, and interviews with Patrick’s family and friends.
“I’m always asked how to overcome pressure,” says Patrick. “We have a segment that addresses mental preparation and how to deal with pressure.”
In this video Smith is brutally honest about the ups and downs of his rodeo journey.
“I have been thinking about this for a long, long time. I wanted to offer ropers something that’s hasn’t been done before. We really tried to think outside the box while creating this DVD and I’m very proud of it.”
Available now for pre-order at patricksmithroping.com. DVD will be released, and available for shipping / purchase on December 6, 2012. If you are in Las Vegas during the WNFR, you can purchase it at the following booths:
Fast Back Ropes: Cowboy Christmas, Hilton Convention Center
Teskey’s: Cowboy Christmas, Hilton Convention Center, and Sands Convention Center
NRS/MGM and South Point
Roper Apparel: Cowboy Christmas, Hilton Convention Center, and Mandalay Bay
Time Machine: Mandalay Bay
Great gift item. WNFR/ Christmas Special price: $49.99 valid through 12/15/12. Regular price $59.99
Salado, TX – Saturday, February 11th, was a big payday for the young team of Bubba Buckaloo and Dakota Kirchenschlager. As high team back, the duo needed to make a 9-second run to win the roping. A nice businessman run easily won first place with time to spare.
Buckaloo and Kirchenschlager bested 159 teams with an aggregate time of 45.11 on six-head – close to two-seconds faster than second place. They each won $50,000 in cash, Montana Silversmith buckles, Cactus Saddlery briefcases and Resistol Black Gold hats.
Both partners double dipped in the average. Bubba Buckaloo also won sixth place with Matt Zancanella for an additional $6,900. Dakota won seventh place with Tate Kirchenschlager, his cousin and regular rodeo partner, earning another $5,700.
“It just feels amazing,” says Kirchenschlager. “The thrill of winning this roping only comes second to the birth of my daughter, Bryln.”
“Bubba and I have been friends for a long time and it has always been a dream of ours to win the Wildfire Open. I’m very grateful to my sponsors and other folks that helped make this possible. I’d like to thank Fighting 7 Ranch, Fast Back Ropes, and Coats Saddlery.”
Full results are as follows:
Fast time, 1st rotation: 1. Kelsey Parchman/Justin Copp, 6.21, $7,200; 2. Casey Gattis/B. J. Dugger, 6.22 $4,260; 3. Charles Pogue/Jett Hillman, 6.31, $2840.
Fast time, short round: 1. Brady Tryan/Broc Cresta, 4.9 $7,200; 2. Clay Smith/Nick Rowland, 5.55, $4260; 3. Colby Lovell/Cesar DeLaCruz, 5.88, $2840.
Average: 1. Bubba Buckaloo/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 45.11, $100,000; 2. Brady Tryan/Broc Cresta, 46.72, $27,500; 3. David Key/Paul Eaves, 47.19, $24,000; 4. David Motes/Jaytin McCright, 47.79, $20,600; 5. Shane Philipp/John Philipp, 48.08, $17,200; 6. Bubba Buckaloo/Mat Zancanella, 48.4, $13,800; 7. Tate Kirchenschlager/Dakota Kirchenschlager, 48.44, $11,400.
Fast Back Ropes is excited to announce an addition to their arsenal of premier ropes. The new Redline will be available for purchase in stores October 1, 2011.
Fast Back has enjoyed an overwhelming response to their last rope released in 2010, the Natural. The Natural was built with a slightly deader feel than other Fast Back ropes, and an accented tip feel. All feedback indicates that ropers love the Natural. There are some who crave a lighter, snappier version of this best seller, so master rope-maker, Al Benson, started development on a new rope based on these requests. After months of testing, the Redline was born.
The Redline is a nylon-poly blend that is red in color. The Redline is slightly smaller and lighter than the Natural with some of the same desirable characteristics that make the Natural so popular.
“We anticipate the Redline will appeal to both headers and heelers,” explains Al Benson. “This rope is made with a unique poly fiber developed specifically for the Redline.”
The Redline will be available in stores October 1, 2011.
Gallup, NM – For an entire week, nearly one thousand kids and their families converged on Gallup, New Mexico, for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, beginning June 26th. This seventh edition of the finals featured a total of 907 contestants from 38 states, four Canadian provinces, and Australia participating in rodeo events and NRA shooting sports.
Rodeo events included Barrel Racing, Boys Breakaway, Boys Goat Tying, Junior Bull Riding, Chute Dogging, Girls Breakaway, Girls Goat Tying, Pole Bending, Ribbon Roping, Tie Down and Team Roping.
Marcus Theriot, from Poplarville, Mississippi, handily won three of those events and placed second in a fourth to win the All Around title with a whopping 2,825 points (twice as many as the Reserve All Around). Marcus won first in the Chute Dogging, Tie Down roping and Team Roping. He also won second in the Boys Goat Tying and finished in the top twenty in the Ribbon Roping.
Prior to the Junior High Finals, on Memorial Day weekend, at the Barry Burk Championship Junior Roping in Durant, Oklahoma, Marcus dominated the 13-15 Tie Down field of 75 ropers. Theriot won the 1st, 2nd and 4th rounds and the average with an aggregate time of 43.42 seconds on four head.
According to his dad Herbert, 1994 Tie Down World Champion, there’s nothing Marcus would rather do than rope and rodeo. Marcus has a drive and desire that comes from within.
“We never have to tell him to practice or ride his horse,” says Herbert. “I’ve seen him roping the dummy at midnight. If he’s not roping, he’s watching NFR videos.”
Though young Theriot is likely at the start of a long and rewarding rodeo career, that is not what his parents are most proud of.
“Marcus is a good, humble kid and is mature beyond his years,” explains his father. “I’m proud of the fact that win or lose, Marcus stays the same. He’s not bothered by pressure at all.”
On the way home from Gallup, the Theriots stopped in Denton, Texas, for Roy Cooper’s 27th Annual Junior Calf Roping. There, Marcus won the 13-15 Boys Tie Down Roping.
At fourteen years old, Marcus is 5’11” and weighs 185 pounds, the same weight his father was during his first trip to the NFR in 1988. Next year he will be in the 9th grade, advancing to the High School division of rodeo. Between competing at a new level and helping his dad produce rodeos, Marcus will definitely be in his element.
Marcus is sponsored by Cinch, Fast Back Ropes and Lyles Strings.
$100,000 Pay Day for Speed Williams and Marty Becker
Salado, TX – Thirteen years ago in 1999, Wildfire Arena owner, Billy Pipes, produced the very first Wildfire Open to the World. Back then the first place payout was $16,000 and the beginning of fulfilling Pipes’ dream of hosting a premier event for professional ropers.
“Initially my goal was to have the biggest Open roping in the country. I’ve since realized that’s impossible with the both the BFI and George Strait Team Roping. They’ve both been around for at least thirty years. I’m a happy third,” explains Pipes.
“I don’t think people realize how much time and effort goes into producing this roping,” adds Billy. “We don’t make a dime. We produce it year after year because we all love to watch this caliber of roper and aspire to be that good even though we know we never will.”
Added money guaranteeing a first place payout of $100,000 for the winning team ensured this was indeed a premier event with an impressive roster of competitors.
On February 12th, 2011, Wildfire arena played host to 138 teams of the best ropers in the country. The Wildfire Open to the World is a six-head roping with entry fees of $600 per man, enter twice.
Fifteen teams came back in the Resistol short round with 6.23-seconds separating the first and last teams on five-head aggregate. Eleventh high call team of Chad Masters and Jade Corkill made a fast run of 5.38 seconds placing them third in the short go and fourth in the average. The fourth high call team of Luke Brown and Martin Lucero made an impressive 6.34-second run and clinched a second place win paying them $14,000 each.
High call team was Speed Williams and Marty Becker, who needed to rope their sixth steer faster than 7.42 seconds to win the roping. Their final run of 7.08 cemented the victory and awarded each $50,000 in cash, Gist buckles, Cactus Saddlery brief cases and Resistol Black Gold hats.
It appears Wildfire has come full circle as Speed Williams won the first Open to the World Championship in 1999 with Brad Culpepper.
“It used to be fairly common for me to win a jackpot now and then. That hasn’t been the case in the last few years so this felt pretty good,” says Williams. “I thank Roy Gene Evans for letting me ride his horse, Two Moons. He’s a great athlete. I’d like to invite people to watch the free video of the short round of this roping on my website at www.speedroping.com.”
Results: Fast time 1st rotation: 1. J.D. Yates/Caleb Twisselman 5.51, $6,000; 2. Speed Williams/Marty Becker, 5.63, $4,000; 3. Casey Mahoney/Kory Koontz, 5.86, $2,400.
Short Go Fast Time: 1. Logan Olson/Kinney Harrell, 5.33, $6,000; 2. Coleman Proctor/Jake Long, 5.34, $4,000; 3. Chad Masters/Jade Corkill, 5.38, $2,400.
Average: 1. Speed Williams/Marty Becker, 41.2, $100,000; 2. Luke Brown/Martin Lucero, 41.55, $28,000; 3. J. D. Yates/Caleb Twisselman, 41.67, $24,000; 4. Chad Masters/Jade Corkill, 42.24, $19,800; 5. Turtle Powell/Jett Johnson, 42.25, $15,800; 6. Derick Fleming/Cody Doescher, 42.43, $11,800.
For the first time in history team ropers have surpassed the $200,000 mark in season earnings. Fast Back cowboy, Patrick Smith, and partner Trevor Brazile won an incredible $120,419 at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to clinch the 2010 Team Roping world title. This is Brazile’s first team roping title and Patrick Smith’s second, having won his first in 2005.
Brazile also won the Tie Down Championship, along with the All Around title to complete a Triple Crown win, becoming the first multiple Triple Crown winner since Jim Shoulders in 1958. Brazile earned more than $500,000 in the 2010 rodeo season.
Coming to the national finals in eighth place in the world standings would require a stellar performance by Brazile and Smith to have a chance at winning a team roping world championship.
“The teams ahead of us had roped so well and had such a great year. We had everything to gain and nothing to lose,” explains Smith. “We decided not to get caught up in the numbers and what everyone else was doing, and just go make the best run we could each night.”
Mission accomplished. Brazile and Smith placed in eight out of ten rounds and won second in the average for a phenomenal performance in Las Vegas.
Brady Tryan, one of the three Tryan brothers competing at the WNFR this year, enjoyed extraordinary success on his first trip to the Thomas & Mack. Brady placed in six rounds, winning first or second in four of them, in addition to fourth in the average for total WNFR earnings of $91,000.
“The game plan from the beginning was to win as much as possible,” says Brady. “After competing at the NFR for the first time, I know now I never want to watch from the sidelines again. I want to continue improving so I can keep going back.”
Also winning a substantial paycheck was three-time WNFR qualifier, Keven Daniel, who placed in five rounds, finishing third in the average for a total of $83,274 in 2010 WNFR earnings.
Fast Back congratulates all five of their 2010 WNFR contestants (Clay Tryan, Brady Tryan, Patrick Smith, Keven Daniel and Jerome Schneeberger) who collectively earned over $340,000 at this year’s PRCA national finals.
The team won the first round with a rapid 4.3-second run, followed by a 4.2-second win in the second round. In the Semi-Final round, a 4.7-second run was good enough to win second place. The team won the Final round with another consistent 4.6, clinching the event championship, a fantastic follow up to their win at the Justin Boots Playoffs two weeks prior in Puyallup, Washington.
By Saturday, Tryan had surpassed Chad Masters’ year-old record for regular-season earnings by a header with $145,524. Clay currently leads the PRCA standings with $146,608 – $30,000 more than second place header, Chad Masters; and $40,000 ahead of third place header, Turtle Powell.
“It’s always great to have a lead, because you don’t have to win as much as the next guy” says Tryan, “But the fact is we still have to rope really well at the NFR and that’s our goal.”
Granbury, TX – Fast Back Ropes is excited to introduce a new rope this fall, The Natural. The Natural is a nylon-poly blended, four-strand, with a feel unlike anything Fast Back currently manufactures.
“We have always built ropes with lots of body, among other characteristics,” explains Al Benson, General Manager of Fast Back. “With the evolution of rope making, we realize ropers are unique and not everyone likes the same thing. Ropers speak, we listen and the Natural is the result of that process.”
The Natural is a highly visible natural color made of specially manufactured materials for better grip on the horn. Ropers will appreciate the Natural’s extreme durability and consistent performance in all weather conditions.
The Natural is slightly deader with more tip weight and is very forgiving. This rope will be a good fit for many ropers who are not currently Fast Back users. Ropers who prefer a rope with less body and more tip weight will love the Natural.
“When heeling with this rope, it molds to the ground without bouncing,” explains BFI champion and PRCA heeler, Ryan Motes, “I like that the Natural comes tight fast and grabs and holds the horn extremely well.”
The Natural will be available at retail and online stores October 15, 2010. Stay connected with the latest information and updates by visiting www.fastbackropes.com, and Fast Back Ropes on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/fastbackropes, or information and promotions.