If you’re looking for something different when it comes to team roping, this weekend offers a chance for spectators to see – for free - some unusual action at Lone Star Arena. It’s the Land of the Cowboy Te a.m. Roping featuring the unusual “Beans, Beef & Burritos” competition.

What the heck is that? It involves a team roping two steers, one muley and one donkey. According to Dictionary.com a muley is “any cow that is hornless, polled.” See? The beans are the steers, the muley is the beef and, well - you get it.

Ben Clemens, who’s in charge of event scheduling at the USTRC, says, “It’s unusual and a lot of fun. Teams come from all over the country, but with the winter weather like it is in some places, we just don’t know how many teams will be here. But the local weather looks good so we should have a good turnout no matter what.

He continues, “The guaranteed payout depends on how many teams enter, but last year it was $40,000. There are other guaranteed prizes like buckles to the average winners of each roping. On Sunday there’s the Blackjack Roping for the younger ropers, 21 and under. That’s always a lot of fun.”

Event Details:

Friday:

Books open at 5 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. - Rope at 7 p.m.

#15 Slide - $100/roper, 4 head PA/1, Pick or Draw. Enter 4x.

Buckles to average winners.

Triad #'s only - cash only

2014 USTRC or 2014 WSTR membership required.

Saturday:

Books open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 10:30 a.m. - Rope at 11 a.m.

#13 Beans, Beef & Burritos - 2 steers, 1 muley, 1 donkey. $100/roper, P/A1, Pick or Draw. Enter 4x.

#12 Beans, Beef & Burritos - 2 steers, 1 muley, 1 donkey. $100/roper, P/A1, Pick or Draw. Enter 4x.

Books open at 5 p.m., Rope at 6 p.m.

Open Beans, Beef & Burritos - 2 steers, 1mule, 1 donkey. $250/roper, P/A1, Enter 3x. Limited to 50 entries.

Buckles to average winners.

Triad #'s only - cash Only

2014 USTRC or 2014 WSTR membership required.

Sunday:

Books Open at 9:30 a.m.; Close at 10:30 a.m. - Rope at 11 a.m. for first roping.

#11 Blackjack Roping - Must be 21 and under to enter. $100/roper, 4 Head, P/A1, Pick or Draw. Enter 4x.

#10 Slide - $100/roper, 4 Head, P/A1, Pick or Draw, Enter 4x, Entries taken until short go of previous roping.

#9 Slide - $100/roper, 4 Head, P/A1, Pick or Draw, Enter 4x, Entries taken until short go of previous roping.

Buckles to Average Winners.

Triad #'s only - cash only

2014 USTRC or 2014 WSTR membership required.

Lone Star Arena is located at 4696 N. U.S. Hwy. 377 just outside the Stephenville city limits.

For more information, call 965-7981.