Every year, there are a few new names in the hat for the invitation-only Timed Event Championship, a unique event that originated at the Lazy E Arena in 1985 and features cowboys competing in all five timed-event disciplines — heading, heeling, steer wrestling, tie-down roping and steer roping.
This year’s list of entrants is field with world champions, from Trevor Brazile to Jimmie Cooper to Steve Duhon. Several of the cowboys earn all-around points throughout each season because they compete in multiple events at PRCA rodeos — sometimes it means a tie-down roper will team rope or include some steer roping.
Two-time steer wrestling world champion Dean Gorsuch is scheduled to compete, and I love to see great bulldoggers show off their roping skills in this wonderful competition. Duhon has won a lot of money in this arena over the years, even though his focus was steer wrestling for so much of his career.
Now Gorsuch will get his shot. The Timed Event Championship will take place March 2-4 at the Lazy E Arena, northeast of Oklahoma City.