Get Ready for the Cinch Roping Fiesta, San Angelo!Press Release
SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association is excited to announce the 2019 Cinch Roping Fiesta Match Ropers: ten-time NFR qualifier and 2005 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Ryan Jarrett will be taking on 2015 and 2018 reigning World Champion tie-down roper Caleb Smidt in the Zesch and Pickett Insurance sponsored event.
The 2019 Cinch Roping Fiesta will be headlined by the Match Calf Roping on Saturday, October 26 at the Outdoor Fiesta Arena. This year’s event will be a rematch from the 2017 event between Oklahoma cowboy Ryan Jarrett and Texas native Caleb Smidt. Jarrett holds the 2005 World Champion All Around Cowboy buckle, while Smidt’s gold buckles come as the current reigning World Champion Tie-Down Roper, repeating from his 2015 title.
The Zesch & Pickett Match Roping is a winner-take-all $20,000 purse. The champion will also receive a custom Lee Bloodworth buckle. This twelve head match challenges the cowboy’s stamina both physically and mentally, as it is literally a marathon of match. Historically, the matched ropers both are gold buckle holders, and tradition is that you have the invitation to compete until there are two consecutive losses.
Jarrett holds an All-Around title as a multi-event competitor from 2005 and Smidt has climbed the rankings to be one of the most consistent ropers competing today with multiple PRCA championship buckles.
In their first match, Smidt dominated the match over Jarrett by a margin of over 32 seconds. In 2018, the two should have matched again, but Smidt declined late due to personal issues. If Jarrett finds himself down again this year, he will likely forfeit his right to return in 2020 opening the door for new challengers. However, if Smidt falls short we will likely see a repeat match again.
Cinch Roping Fiesta tickets are on sale at the Stock Show & Rodeo Office at 200 West 43rd Street, or by phone at (325)653-7785. Tickets for Saturday’s events are $12.00 each, and Sunday’s events are $10.00 each. For more information and a full weekend schedule, please visit www.sanangelorodeo.com.
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