Senior Boys (age 15-18)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

CYC19960(1)

Tie-Down Calf Roping

Also known as tie-down roping, features one rider horseback and a calf. The horse and roper start in the box and the event begins when the calf breaks the barrier. The goal of this timed event is for the rider to rope the calf around its neck, dismount from the horse, run to the calf, flank it and restrain it by tying three legs together, in as short a time as possible.

CYC22708(1)

Senior Boys Chute Dogging

A rodeo event related to steer wrestling. However, the competitor starts the event in a bucking chute with the steer as opposed to grabbing onto the steer from horseback. The event is designed to give novices a chance to prepare for steer wrestling. When the chute gate opens, the competitor must bring the steer to a line 10 feet out and wrestle the steer to the ground. Time limit: 60 seconds.

Cowboys competing at a rodeo

Steer Wrestling

Also known as bulldogging is a rodeo event in which a rider mounted on a horse chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer and then wrestles the steer to the ground by grabbing its horns and pulling it off balance so that it falls to the ground. The fastest time wins.

CYF15311

Team Ribbon Roping

A team event that features one mounted rider and one contestant on foot. Each team must consist of one boy and one girl. .The horse and roper start in the box and the runner may start from anywhere in the arena. The event begins when the calf breaks the barrier. The roper must rope the calf and “dally”. The runner must then grab the ribbon off the calf's tail and race back to the finish line in front of the roping box.

CYC22514

Team Roping - Header

Also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header", the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns. Once the steer is caught, the header must dally and use his horse to turn the steer to the left for the “heeler” to rope the hind feet. The “header” is the contestant in this event that will receive the time and the points.

CYC10357(1)

Team Roping - Heeler

Also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer and two mounted riders. The first roper is referred to as the "header", the person who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns. Once the steer is caught, the header must dally and use his horse to turn the steer to the left. The second roper is the "heeler", who ropes the steer by its hind feet after the "header" has turned the steer. The “heeler” is the contestant in this event that will receive the time and the points.

CYC22912

Bull Riding N/A for the 2024 season

A rodeo event that involves a rider getting on a bull in a bucking chute and holding onto a rope around the bull with one hand. When the chute gate opens, the rider attempts to ride the bull while it is bucking and trying to get the rider off. To receive a score, the rider must ride the bull for 8 seconds.

Saddle Bronc - Brody 2

Saddle Bronc Riding N/A for the 2024 season

A rough stock event in which the competitor climbs onto a saddled bucking horse in a bucking chute. When the chute gate opens, the horse bursts out and starts trying to buck the rider off. The rider must stay on the horse for 8 seconds to receive a score.

Senior Bareback - Max 2

Bareback Bronc Riding N/A for the 2024 season

A rough stock event in which the competitor climbs onto a bucking horse in a chute and uses one hand to hold on to a leather rigging that is strapped around the horse. When the chute gate opens, the horse bursts out and starts trying to buck the rider off. The rider must stay on the horse for 8 seconds to receive a score.