Watch: Ropers and Spectators Enjoy Near Perfect Weather at the 66th Annual Cinch Roping Fiesta
SAN ANGELO, TX – Thousands of roping fans flocked to the San Angelo Fairgrounds Saturday for the first day of competition in the 66th annual Cinch Roping Fiesta.
The weather was almost perfect for the event in the outdoor arena which featured the invitational calf roping and the match roping Saturday afternoon.
Watch Video from the Calf Roping:
The Roping Fiesta also includes a Cowboy Christmas Craft show that has outgrown the San Angelo Coliseum. Dozens of new vendor booths are setup in the Housley Communications barn next door to the outdoor arena.
There are also several food vendors selling everything from pizza to loaded baked potatoes to burritos.
The 2019 Cinch Roping Fiesta Match Ropers are ten-time NFR qualifier and 2005 World Champion All-Around Cowboy Ryan Jarrett 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 today 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.
We will post results as they become available.
The legendary Roping Fiesta events continue Sunday afternoon with the steer roping and the double mugging competitions.
Arts and crafts vendors will be open as well as the food vendors. Tickets for the Sunday events are available at the gate. Admission to the crafts show is free.
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