Jeep Roping Event Added To County Fair
August 8th, 1968
A new twist in rodeo fun and excitement, jeep roping, has been added to the Lassen County Fair championship rodeo slated for Aug. 17 and 18.
Keith James, chairman of the free-for-all event for the Lassen County Sheriff’s Posse, disclosed that two teams of “four wheeled cowboys” from Susanville will compete for a trophy to be awarded the team with the best total time over the two days.
The event takes a three man team roper, driver and ribbon man. Under the rules, the roper is mounted on a saddle fastened to the hood of a Jeep.
The Jeep and its crew break from the barrier after the steer, as in calf roping. When the roper snags his steer, the ribbon man, riding next to the driver, must run from the Jeep, untie a ribbon from the tail of the steer and climb back in the Jeep before time is stopped.
Signed for competition is a team from the Lassen County Junior Chamber of Commerce made up of Kenny Doyle, Ron Ward and Carl Ford. Competing against them will be the Minutemen of the Susan River Volunteer Fire Department, Ronnie Farwell, Harry Weir and Harry Rueck.
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