Section 1: The run
1a. The steer wrestler must make a full and complete run
-The contestant must start in the back of the box.
-The steer wrestler must dismount from his/her horse to catch the “steer.”
-If contact between the steer wrestler and steer is lost, the run is immediately over, resulting in a no time.
-The steer must be thrown by the horns with no assistance from the hazer once the contestants feet hit the ground.
-After catching the steer, the contestant must bring the steer to a stop or a change of direction must occur.
-The steer must be brought down by the steer wrestler twisting the steer down by the horns/head. If the steer is knocked down, tripped, or brought to the ground by any form other than the legal act, the steer must be brought back to it feet and thrown the legal way.
-The steer must be fully out of the chute before the steer wrestler’s feet hit the ground.
1b. The hazer
-Only 1 hazer is allowed in each run.
-Each individual run can consist of a different hazer, howeve only one can be used for each run.
-The hazer may not bump/hit the steer in the face.
-The hazer can not provide any assistance to the steer wrestler while he/she is working the “steer.” If this occurs, the run is immediately counted as a no time.
1c. Legal Catch
-The steer must be initially caught from the horse. If the initial catch is lost, but contact is still maintained, the steer wrestler can still work the steer to the ground. If contact is lost, the run is immediately over and results in a no time.
-The steer wrestler can not use force in other parts of the animal to help bring the steer to the ground (i.e using fingers in eyes, lips, noses, etc). If these acts happen the runs will automatically result in a no time.
1e. Calling Time
-Time stops when the steer is on its side with all 4 legs visibly sticking out. All four legs and the steers head must be facing in the same direction.
-The contestant must remain in contact with the steer once it is on the ground until all 4 legs are clearly out from underneath the animal and the head of the steer is facing the same direction
*This is a video based contest, so make sure the the steers leg are visible in the video. If our timers can not see all the legs the time will continue until all legs are visible and we can accurately stop the timer.
1h. Questionable catches
This is a video based competition, so any questionable catches due to video angle or poor quality video will be determined at the judge’s/timer’s best ability. This being said, video clarity is key in helping determine the success of your runs.
1i. Time/Time takers:
-The judge/timer will start the time for each run as soon as the gate of the chute opens. The time will finish when the steer is on its side with all 4 legs sticking cleanly out and the head of the steer facing in the same direction
-The time will go out to the one thousandth spot (.000)
* Video clarity is beneficial to the contestant
Section 2: Judging
2a. Camera position
-To help Premier Timed Events give you the best possible time, we recommend you film from the left side of the arena. Make sure the videographer is down the arena far enough so the run is always in front of the camera. This angle/viewpoint is not mandatory, however Premier Time Events recommends this to help us in timing your runs as accurately as possible.
-Videos from other angles and positions will be taken and timed at the timer’s best ability/judgment. The steer wrestlers and the steer must stay in the video at all times. The gate of the chute must also be visible in the beginning of each run along with the steer wrestler, the steer and the hazer. Once the steer wrestler is working the steer the hazer no longer needs to be in the video.
2b. Judges/Timer decision
-Our judges and timers decisions are final.
-To help them determine the best time we recommend videos come from recommended angles/position and submit the clearest videos as possible. The poorer the video quality the more difficult it will be for timers and judges to be as precise, which could lead to longer times than expected, or a no time if the timer/judge can not determine the run.
There is no barrier! Time will start as soon as the gate for the cattle opens. (As soon as our judge/timer sees the gates begin to open/move they will start the timer)
2d. Timing and Timers
The time for all runs will start as soon as the gate of the chute containing the cattle begin to open. The time will stop when the steer is on its side and all 4 legs are visibly sticking out and the steers head facing the same direction.
Any videos sent to Premier Timed Events will be used for timing and will be submitted as your entries (3 head averages). All videos must be filmed during the current week’s competition. We have software that tells us when the video was taken. If the submitted video was filmed at any other time besides the current week of competition, the roper will automatically be drawn out of the roping and entry fees will not be returned, but will be kept in the competition/jackpot.
-Also, our software will allow us to see if the video was tampered with in anyway that may depict the speed/time on the video. If the video is found to be sped up, or slowed down for that matter, the roper will again automatically be disqualified from the contest. Entry fees will not be returned, but will remain in the competition/jackpot.
There is no tiebreaker. In the events of a tie the winnings from the number of winning places will be split evenly amongst the ropers that fall under the tie.
Section 3. Livestock
3a. Cattle are chosen at roper’s choice.
-Premier Timed Events cannot inspect all cattle used, however we do not condone harmful treatment and unnecessary medication to the cattle. If any such actions are seen in the videos, contestants will automatically be disqualified with entry fees not being returned. Entry fees will remain in the competition/jackpot.
3c. Questionable treatment
If Premier Timed Events feels that the handling or treatment of any livestock during the run may be considered unethical we have the right to not publicly display the run, and it will result in a no time.
– Cattle are contestants choice. (size, speed, etc) However, cattle are the ONLY livestock allowed to be used for submission in Premier Timed Event’s contests.
Section 4 Payouts
80% pay outs for all jackpots unless stated other wise for special events.
Premier Timed Events uses a specially designed payout formula that will pay out a specific percentage of teams based on the total number of teams in each jackpot. The payout percentage will be set as follows, 10% of entered contestants will be winning money, unless stated otherwise for special events.
Example: 10% of 100 contestants is 10 paid contestants
10% of 150 contestants is 15 paid contestants
-When team numbers are uneven Premier Timed Events will not round up to the next placing/money winning position.
151- 154 contestants =15 contestants
155- 159 contestants =15 contestants
Section 5 Video
5a. Premier Timed Events will accept all types of video files and files from all types of devices.
5b. The video must show the chute at the beginning of the roping in order to see the chute gate open.
5c. The video must also contain the steer wrestler, the steer, the hazer and the chute at the beginning of the video. Once the gate is opened the chute no longer needs to be in the video. The steer wrestler the steer and the hazer must all remain in the video until the steer wrestler is on the ground working the steer. Once the steer wrestler is working the steer the steer wrestler and steer are the only things that must remain in the video. Failing to do so will result in immediate disqualification of the contestant and the entry fee will not be returned, but will be left in the competition/jackpot prize.
5d. Premier Timed Events recommends filming runs from the left side of the arena. This will give the best angel and view of all the required aspects for each roping run.
5e. Videos can be submitted from different days during the week of competition. However the videos must be entered all at one time.
5f. The books for each weekly contest will be open from Sunday at 12:00 am and will close at Saturday at 11:59 pm.
5g. The winners will be announced no later than Tuesday following the closing of the weekly contests.
6a. Steer Wrestling divisions will be based on ropers age. Contestants can compete in their eligible age division and up. The same videos can be entered in all eligible division each week. Age division is based on the contestants age at the start of each weeks roping. (Sunday @ 12:00 am)
-All contestants must complete the FREE membership form, which is found on the website, before competing.
6c. Dress code
-There is no dress code for Premier Timed Events, but we ask you keep all attire respectable, being that the videos may be displayed for public viewing.
6d. Once videos are submitted to Premier Timed Events, Premier Timed Events has the rights to the videos and may use the videos as necessary.
6e. Steer Wrestling must be done from horseback and contestants must only be “throwing” a form of cattle.
Section 7. Match roping
1. All the above steer wrestling rules apply.
2. No age divisions. Matches are open head to head competitions.
3. All Matches are 3 head fastest time wins
4. 80% payouts for all matches. All matches have the option for adjustable entry fees. Contestants will have the ability to set the entry to whatever the 2 challenging contestants/members agree on. ($25 minimum)
5. Matches are weekly contests
– Each weeks match must be started after Sunday at 12:00 am and completed/filled by Saturday at 11:59 pm
6. There is no limit on the number of match entries. However, each weekly match must be against a different contestant.
Section 8: Contact Information
3515-B Longmire Dr Box 206
College Station, Tx 77845