ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (June 22, 2020) — The Sweetwater Events Complex plans to host the 2020 World Series of Team Roping Qualifier, according to a press release sent out from the Sweetwater Events Complex today.
The event takes place at the Sweetwater Events Complex Grandstands on June 26-28.
The World Series of Team Roping (WSTR), founded in 2006, produces the richest team roping event in the world. Each year, WSTR produces over 140 qualification events, with the WSTR Finale located in Las Vegas, NV. The WSTR Finals is the richest and most prestigious showcase for the sport. The WSTR Finals paid out $12.5 million cash and prizes. During the season, WSTR paid contestants $34 million in cash purses.
For the past several years, the World Series Qualifier, produced by Triple T Productions, was held in Jackson, Wyoming. While the event was highly successful, the location caused problems for both the production team and proper attending the event.
Staff at the Sweetwater Events Complex reached out when the producers began looking for a new venue. The Events Complex has the facilities required, plus the I-80 location is a great asset. The 2019 Jackson event hosted approximately 460 ropers, and more is expected this weekend.
The Sweetwater Events Complex has this event locked in for 2020, 2021, and 2022.