Heartland Ropings 2014
There has been a change in the schedule. Unfortunately, advertisements went out for the #10 Heartland in July at Stephenvillle, which was different from our calendar. After giving it great thought, we believe it will cause less confusion to go with the advertisement, produce the 10 Heartland at Stephenville, and reschedule the remaining divisions. Stay tuned we will make those announcements shortly.
SO WHAT’ THE BIG DEAL ABOUT THE HEARTLAND FINALES MEGA QUALIFIER, and why should we go?
Its pretty simple actually. Before WSTR split up the Heartland Finals up in 2014 it was the 8th richest team roping in the United States. They split this Mega-Qualifier up at the request of team ropers that loved the format but could only afford to enter one of these high dollar events periodically. So in 2013 WSTR placed one Heartland Division in five different locations and different times of the year.
The result was that when the five legs of the Heartland Finale were complete team ropers collected $772,920, and another $60,000 was awarded in prizes to the push the total take over the $800,000 mark. The total was enough that had the event been held in one location it still would have been the 8th richest team roping in the United States . The tally when each division completed looked like this: The Heartland #10 at Hamilton, TX paid $178,400, the #13 in Guthrie, OK paid $137,000, the #11 in Hamilton, TX paid 187,000, the #12 in Graham, TX paid $167,000, and the #9 in Alvarado paid $103,320.
In addition to the big money, team ropers flock to the Heartland Mega-qualifiers because every team placing in the average of each division qualifies for the WSTR Finale in Las Vegas. First and second in the Consolation qualify for Las Vegas. So if you are one of those ropers that spotlights the biggest and best events in the world, you may want to this on your schedule. Special Note – The Guthrie qualifier that contained the #13 Heartland has been cancelled to avoid a conflict with the USTRC Regional in Wichita, KS.
Mark these following Heartland dates on your calendar:
Heartland #10 – July 26th, Stephenville, TX
Heartland #13 – August 29th , Hamilton, TX
Heartland #9 – September 6th, Guthrie, OK
Heartland #11 – October 11th, Stephenville, TX