Matt Sherwood and Clint Summers Win 2014 Championship
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Saturday, March 15, 2013) – The 32nd Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic (GSTRC) continues to grow leaps and bounds each year, and this year was no different. The 2014 event saw a record-breaking 697 teams compete for over $1 million in cash and prizes across the two-day event. This year’s competition was held at The Rose Palace Arena in San Antonio, Texas on March 14-15, 2014, and continued in its tradition as the largest open roping event in America.
The 2014 competition surpassed the past 31 years’ records in attendance, participation, and earnings with top placing competitors, Matt Sherwood (header) and Clint Summers (heeler), were awarded a total of $265,800 in cash and both received their own 2015 Cavender Chevrolet (Boerne, Texas) Duallies, a Strait Xtreme horse trailer from Bruton Trailers, a Twister saddle, a Resistol Rope bag, Classic Ropes, golf clubs and bag from The Resort at Tapatio Springs and buckles from Montana Silversmith. Sherwood and Summers won with a time of 16.75 seconds.
In all, $723,500 in cash prizes was awarded including $50,000 that went to rotation winners; Classic champions also clocked the fastest time on Friday night for a time of 4.54 (from the fifth rotation) each winning an additional $1,500 in cash. Arky Rogers and Chase Tryan received the Fast Time on 2 with 9.96 on Friday. All fifty finalists were awarded Justin and Wrangler jackets.
The George Strait Team Roping Classic, which originated as a small family roping gathering with George and his brother Buddy in 1982 is now one of the most prestigious roping competitions in the country and consistently attracts the biggest names in the sport each year.
Additional sponsors of are Wright Lawyers, Coyote Tractors, Frost Bank, Bar-G Feedyard, Cactus Ropes, Priefert Chutes and Classic Ropes. For more information on the 2014 event, stay tuned to www.gstrc.com.
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