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Roping (Rodeo Event)

Roping is a competitive sport of the Rodeo discipline. It is based on the routine tasks of capturing calves and adult cattle performed by cowboys as part of their job. The objective of the sport is to throw a rope with a loop around the head, horns or legs, based on the size and age of the animal, and prevent it from moving.

All roping events are timed events in which competitors are working against a clock. In competitions there are three types of roping events, which are:

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