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LSSRA Rulebook

Lone Star Steer Ropers Association Rulebook

Walk up and late entries will be accepted but first to rope. Books open Monday 8:00 AM before the weekend of the roping. All ropings will be three full rounds with an average. Anyone interested in hosting a LSSRA roping please contact us. LSSRA is Non Profit 501C Association. Any and all sponsorships and contributions are 100% tax deductible. Entries fees are $525 A, $500 B, and $400 C.  Memberships are $150.00 Permits are $50.00.

 You must come to five (5) ropings to qualify for the finals. Each day counts as one (1); unless notified otherwise.

LSSRA Prizes

Year End Prizes

  • First in each division 
  • Second in each division 
  • Horse of the year in each division 

Finals Prizes (We will have added money)

  • First in the average winner in each division
  • Second in the average winner in each division
  • Third in the average winner in each division

High Point roper of the weekend in the B & C divisions will be awarded buckles.

Ropers must have Membership paid in full for points to be awarded.

Ropers must compete at five ropings to qualify for the finals.





1.  Ropers must cross and tie three legs. A steer must remain tied for six (6) seconds to qualify as a legal tie. There must be at least one wrap around all three legs, and a half-hitch.

2.  Only slick around both horns shall be a legal catch. Half-hitch on horns or legs will be a no time.

3.  For a trip to be legal, the rope must be below the hip of the steer on the side opposite the direction the horse is turning.  It has to be there at one point.

4.  There will be a sixty (60) second elapsed time limit. The timer shall blow a whistle indicating “NO TIME” at the end of the sixty (60) seconds for the A & B Divisions only.

5.  If a steer’s horns pull together and the rope comes off, roper will receive a “NO TIME”. If the rope stays on one horn from a legal head catch until tie has been completed and examined by the arena judge, the tie will be official.

6. All ropings will be one (1) loop in every round. C ropers have the opportunity to make two (2) attempts and one flat fall in all rounds, as long as the roper does not lose contact with the horse. A & B ropers will have an opportunity at two (2) attempts and one (1) flat fall, as long as they are still in the average (catch in the 1st round) and as long as the roper does not lose contact with the horse.

7. Ropers will be allowed to enter on two (2) horses. Only one (1) horse will be designated for points and shall be declared prior to the start of the roping.

8.  If a roper trips a steer with a hamburger hold a “NO TIME” will be received. If ropers do not know what this rule is, please ask.

9.  Ropers may pick the steer’s head up after given the finished signal by the flagman. The judge will determine the tie and his decision will be final.

10.  The flagman’s decision is final.

11.  Entries will open Monday at 8 a.m. before each roping. Late entries will be taken but last to enter, first to rope.

12.  All ropers must purchase a membership or permit to rope at any LSSRA sanctioned event.

13.  Membership dues are $150 and must be paid in full before you can receive any points. 

14. Ropers will be allowed to rope on a permit at the cost of $50. Each permit fee can be applied to the membership fee, but until the membership fee is paid in full, no points will be awarded; furthermore, points will only count from the date the membership is paid in full. No back points will be awarded. 

15. Hosts will determine whether or not permits will be permitted at their ropings; regardless of added money and or prizes. Permit ropers will ONLY receive their roping count, NO POINTS AWARDED. The permit roper will only be eligible for the added money and added prizes. Permit ropers are NOT eligible for any and all HIGH POINT MONEY, HIGH POINT PRIZES AND OR HIGH POINT AWARDS.

16. Hosts of a LSSRA sanctioned event will automatically qualify for that years Finals.

17. Hosts of a LSSRA sanctioned event will determine order of divisions.

18.  Ropers must attend and participate in five (5) ropings to be eligible to compete at the finals. You must have competed in at least five (5) ropings in each division to enter that division at the finals. For Example: If someone wants to enter the C and B Division at the finals, he must have competed in five (5) ropings in the C Division and five (5) ropings in the B Division.

19. Ropers with a Four (4) count of ropings prior to Finals MAY purchase ONE additional roping for $500.00 to qualify for the Finals. Their points will be awarded and count toward the year end.

20.  Any additional questions that do not fall under the LSSRA rules will then fall back to the guidelines set by the PRCA.

21.  If there is a tie for any award, we will then go by the fastest time.


1.  Points at the regular ropings are as follows:

 Go Rounds: 1st = (10), 2nd = (8), 3rd = (6), 4th = (4), 5th = (2)

 Average: 1st = (20), 2nd = (18), 3rd = (16), 4th = (14), 5th = (12)

 No points will be rewarded for NO- TIMES.

2.   Points at the FINALS ONLY will be doubled.

3.   Every member that competes in a roping will automatically get one (1) point. 

4.  The LSSRA Board of Directors has the right to move ropers in any division at any time.

5.  If a roper is moved to a higher division, he can take all of his points, up to one point less than the leader of the division being moved to.

6.  Cattle will be chute ran. Numbers will not be drawn unless said otherwise. No Roper can run the same steer twice in their division in one (1) Roping. Ropers, first to enter, last to rope.

7.  Entry fees will be: (A’s $525) (B’s $500) (C’s 400). Entry fees at the Finals will be: (A's $1050) (B's $1000) (C's $800). A $40 production fee will go back to the LSSRA for prizes and added money at the Finals. All divisions will rope a straight 3 head. Finals will be a straight 6 head. At all ropings not scheduled there may be a $15 Host Fee that will be added.

8.  You can pay for your fees with cash, check or credit card.  If you write a bad check then you will be on a cash basis from then on. You must also make the check good in cash and pay a $50.00 dollar fine that must be paid before you rope.

9. No ground money will be awarded to ropers in any and all divisions and rounds. It will go directly to LSSRA.

10.  The board has the right to cut any steer before he is run in a division. A steer can’t be cut after he has been run in a division unless he is injured.

11. M Branded/Mexican and Native cattle will be allowed. LSSRA will provide due diligence as far as animal welfare, but will not be responsible for animal loss or injuries. 


A Division & B Division- Last hole in the rounds and average will pay no less than half their fees back.

5-8 ropers = 1 money straight across

9-10 ropers = 1 money in go rounds and two in the average

11-15 ropers = 2 moneys straight across

16-20 ropers = 3 moneys straight across

21-30 ropers = 4 moneys straight across

C Division- New payoff adopted January 2022

1-4 ropers = 1 money

5-6 ropers = 1 money in the go rounds and two in the average

7-8 ropers = 2 moneys straight across

9-10 ropers = 2 moneys in the go rounds three in the average

11-12 ropers = 3 moneys straight across

13-14 ropers = 3 moneys in the go rounds and four in the average

15-16 ropers = 4 moneys straight across

12.  Any abuse to a horse or steer on the arena grounds may result in a $100 fine and/or a possible disqualification. The fine must be paid in full before you compete in the next roping.

13.  Vulgar profanity in the arena may result in a $100 fine and a possible disqualification. The fine must be paid in full before you compete in the next roping.

14.  We do not declare even if a steer stops. When you nod and the steer is turned out, the steer is yours.

15.  You must compete at the finals to receive any prizes unless you have a doctor’s release, death in the family, etc. And then it will still be up to the board of directors to determine whether you get prizes.

16.  We have a dress code which includes a long sleeve button up shirt and cowboy hat. You must be dressed appropriately when you are competing in your division or you will be fined $10 for each infraction. This means every run you must be dressed or you can be fined every time you enter the box and or arena. All fines must be paid in full before you compete in the next roping.

17.  Fees must be paid in full before you rope.

18.  In the event that only one (1) roper enters and is ready to compete, he has the option of paying $12.50 and receiving one (1) point without competing. If there are 2 ropers to enter, it will be considered a contest just like any other roping and they will compete.

19.  We will vote on new Directors every year at the Finals. All positions are a three year term.

20.  In the event that every Roper receives a “No Time” in a go-round, the money will go directly to LSSRA for the Finals.

21.  If a roper is running late for whatever reason, he will be moved to the end of the round. If he is not present then, we will not wait.

22.  Directors will be responsible for Classifying Ropers.

23.  Engaging in, or attempting to engage in, any action threatening, berating, harassing, or intimidating to an LSSRA official, spectator, or any employee or member of the LSSRA will be considered either a Class I  ($100 fine) or Class II ($250 Fine) offense and may be punishable by ineligibility, suspension, and/or expulsion. Decisions will be made by the Board of Directors by the next competition.

24.  If a Roper thinks his steer is crippled, he may pull up and get a rerun as long as the Flagman agrees that the steer is in fact unfit to rope. If the Flagman decides the steer is fit to rope, he is yours.

25. Ropers must give 48 hours notice when drawing out of each roping or will be Fined $25.00 (Fine fee is paid directly to the stock contractor).

For more information call:

Joby Mooney 254-216-2611 Tim Spiva 806-681-6731 Skyler Flake 940-256-1663 Danny Taylor 979-255-6945 Cody Lee 254-223-1125 Levi Gutierrez 830-734-7780 Seth Schafer 307-534-6551