“The Wrangler TEAM ROPING CHAMPIONSHIPS was formed to bring a  professional atmosphere with a national sponsorship program to the  amateur team roping industry. For the first time ever, the amateur roper  will be able to win sponsorships from national companies that until  now, was only available to top ranked pros. We want an association that  will benefit the ropers, sponsors, producers, the Wrangler Team Roping  Championships and the sport of team roping.”

— Dennis Tryan November 2005