Native Americans hoping for RAM National Circuit Finals Team Roping Title

Edward Hawley (header) and Ty Romo (heeler) have won $12,793 at the 2017 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Florida. PRCA photo by Ric Anderson.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Team ropers from the Turquoise Circuit are showing the rest of the nation just how it is done at the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo (RNCFR) in the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park.

Edward Hawley Jr., from Surprise, Arizona and Ty Romo, from Whiteriver, Arizona have the fastest total time on two runs after Saturday’s rodeo performances. They stopped the clock in 6.0 seconds on Saturday afternoon bringing their total on two head to 10.9. So far, they have won $12,793 here, likely one of the biggest checks they have gotten in their career.

Last November, they won the Indian National Finals Rodeo championship in Las Vegas. Now they are on track to win their first national championship in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The top eight in the overall standings advance to Sunday’s semifinals. Hawley and Romo are leaders of the pack. Previous times will be erased for the semifinals and where contestants are hoping to be one of the four fastest who advance to the finals.

There is $1 million in cash and prizes that will be distributed at this year’s RNCFR with the bulk of that distributed on Sunday. The rodeo starts at 2:30 p.m.