We’re less than an hour and a half from kickoff of the 2012 Timed Event Championship at the Lazy E Arena.
As always, I look for this to be a fantastic event. It takes a certain kind of cowboy to compete at this level, because each man faces the challenge of competing on five head per go-round for five rounds. That’s 25 runs over just three days heading, tie-down roping, heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping.
There are some newcomers to the game, but they’re mixed with legends the sport, including two ProRodeo Hall-of-Famers, Jimmie Cooper and Paul Tierney. By the way, both of those great cowboys will be competing against their sons: Jim Ross Cooper, Jess Tierney and Paul David Tierney.
If you’re in the Lazy E, follow @LazyEArena on Twitter or find the Lazy E Arena on Facebook and keep track. I will be posting tidbits all weekend long, and we will have trivia questions every round. If you know the answer, go straight to the box office and tell the people there the answer. The first person to do so will win a prize, from Lazy E or Timed Event merchandise to the chance to win tickets to the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo.
If you’re not at the Lazy E, you can still follow the action on Twitter and Facebook, but also check out the live broadcast from Steve Kenyon at ProRodeo Live. Steve owns a PRCA Media Award for Broadcast Excellence, and he has earned that prestigous buckle with his dedication to this sport.
Most of all, have fun. That’s what it’s all about.