The Short Score: Memorial Day Weekend Roundup

by | May 28, 2024 | The Score

Memorial Day weekend is a time for us to honor and remember those who selflessly sacrificed their lives for our freedoms, and it’s also a major jackpotting weekend in the team roping world.

The best of the best enter across multiple Open ropings in the South, such as the Windy Ryon Memorial Roping, Cody NesSmith Memorial and the Danny DietzMemorial Classic, before they head out for the summer run. On this episode ofThe Short Score, we go over who won what big ropings over Memorial Day weekend 2024.

The weekend kicked off withLuke Brown and Travis Gravestaking home the 50th Annual Windy Ryon Memorial Roping. Brown and Graves won the historic roping with a 41.22 on five steers for $9,904 May 24, 2024.

In Decatur, Texas,Clint Summers and Jake Longtook home theDanny DietzMemorial Classic Openwin May 25. With a 33.03, they pocketed a combined $21,560 for the aggregate title. For Summers, the day marks his first Dietz championship, but Longcelebrated No. 5 at the benefit event in memory of the late Navy SEAL, Danny Dietz. This also adds another major Open win in Long’s already large 2024 resume. (PS: You can watch the Dietz!)

The action continued with theCody NesSmith Memorial Team Ropingin Buffalo. The Cody NesSmith Memorial Team Roping remembers and honors the life ofCody NesSmith, who passed in 2020 to Ewing’s Sarcoma.Kollin VonAhnandAndrew Wardwon the Cody Johnson Resistol Open 7 Header with a 57.13 on seven to split $40,000. The seven-header was followed the next morning by the Bill Fick Ford Open 5 Header, whereTyler WadeandPaul Eavestook home the win with a 30.34 on five.

Lastly, thePriefert Ranch Pro Ropingkicked off today, May 28, and runs through June 2, and you can watch the action live all week long over



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