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Sartain & Johnson Win 25th Anniversary GSTRC

Top winners team up for only the second time

It’s absolutely great to see a member of the Appaloosa family making headlines. Whether an Appaloosa was involved or not, we are proud of Nick and offer our congratulations!

San Antonio, TX (March 24, 2007) – An unlikely pair teamed up for the second year in a row to compete in The George Strait Team Roping Classic – and walked off first-time winners. Header Nick Sartain (Yukon, OK) and Heeler Jhett Johnson (Casper, WY), who do not rope together during the regular season, decided to rope as partners on a last second whim. The two ropers teamed up in the 2006 GSTRC but did not make the finals. This year was a different story. The duo took first with a combined three round score of 16.84.

627 teams traveled to The Rose Palace in San Antonio, Texas this weekend to compete in the 25th Anniversary edition George Strait Team Roping Classic. Hosted by country superstar and avid team roper, George Strait, the sold-out GSTRC event is among the largest and most prestigious open ropings in the country and annually plays host to the most accomplished names in the sport. Ropers competed for a chance at cash prizes totaling more than $500,000, two Chevy Silverado Trucks provided by Cavender Chevrolet of Boerne, TX, two Strait X-treme 3-horse slant trailers by Bruton, Twister saddles and Gist Buckles.

1 Comment

  1. boice Said,

    March 30, 2007 @ 5:58 am

    Best open roping that I have ever been to. Cannot wait till next year!

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