** New Rule Change**
For the 2015 roping year you will be required to go to 6 roping’s to qualify for MTRA Finals this year
2015 MTRA Finals Dates – October 17th and 18th
New for 2015 – Horse of the year nominations: If you have a head or heel horse you would like to nominate please email the MTRA and we will collect all nominations to be voted upon at the finals.
Many thanks to all the people who made the 2014 finals possible – Thanks to all of the
sponsors for their support, and thanks to all of the behind the scenes people who made this event possible. Record entries made for an outstanding weekend! Special thanks goes out to the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association, Mike Clark and Ty Lowery for their help at the finals.
Congratulations to all the Champions!
#12 High Point Header – Alistair Hagan
#12 High Point Heeler - Shane Brown
#12 Roping Champions Alistair Hagan and
# 8 High Point Header - Ty Patton
# 8 High Point Heeler – Charlie King
#8 Roping Champions – Ty Patton and Ory Brown
Head Horse of the Finals - Cody Kelly -
Heel Horse of the Finals – Grant Duncalfe – Deuce
Most improved Roper 18 & under – Matt Campbell
Year End High Point - Murray Moran
3 & Under Champion - Jessica Brown
4 Champion – Dereck Mandel
5+ Champion – Murray Moran
Finals pictures can be seen and purchased at CountrifiedPhotography.com
MANITOBA TEAM ROPING ASSOCIATION
The M.T.R.A was established in 1975 and has seen many different walks of life from ranchers & business men to nurses and dentists compete in the association.
Team roping also known as heading and heeling is an event that features a steer (typically a Corriente) 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, but it is also legal for the rope to go around the neck, or go around one horn and the nose resulting in what they call a “half head,” the second is the “heeler,” who ropes the steer by its hind feet, with a five second penalty assessed to the end time if only one leg is caught.
The Manitoba Team Roping association uses numbered ropings to allow competitors of any ability to successfully have a chance to win.