Catching Up with Rookie Tie-Down Roper Brayden Roe

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Originally from Wendell, ID, tie-down roper Brayden Roe is an up and coming athlete with the talent and passion to make a name for himself in professional rodeo. Fighting his way through the Resistol Rookie Roundup in Fort Worth, Texas, Roe ended up with an 8.7-second run in the short round to take home the win.

“The first round was a little rough. I broke the barrier; but the way they formatted it, they took the top eight back, so I snuck in there,” Roe explained. “Then, I kind of got lucky on my second calf, but made it back. And my short round calf, she was a little stronger; so I ran her down there just a bit, but she was really good on the ground. I just tried to make sure I saw my start and made my run; and it happened to be fast enough, so it worked out good.”

2023 Season

So far this season, 22-year-old Roe has earned just over $17,000 and is sitting third in the Rookie of the Year race. In addition to his Rookie Roundup win, he’s taken home money from some big rodeos this year including the Wilderness Circuit Finals Rodeo, the Dixie National Rodeo and La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros.

“I’m going to go to just about everything I can,” Roe said. “There’s Redding and Central Point coming up; and then, I’m from Idaho, so everything gets closer which is nice. I’m rodeoing with Brit Bedke, and we’re going with my cousin Cody Craig a little bit. He’s been to everything, so he’ll kind of be able to help us get where we need to go.”

Success and Goals

Born into a rodeo family, Roe is no stranger to success in the arena, having already qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo and the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo. Currently sitting number 38 in the world standings, the young cowboy is shooting for a solid rookie year to build momentum for the rest of his career.

“The main goal is always to make the finals for sure, so that would be awesome,” Roe said. “Obviously the NFR is the goal, but even if I don’t qualify this year, if I can be in the top 30, that would be a good year for me.”

About the Author

Hannah Crandall

Hannah Crandall, Originally from Earth, Texas, a small town in the Texas panhandle, I was raised around rodeo, agriculture, and the western lifestyle. With a degree from Texas A&M University, I have found a passion for promoting the lifestyle that made me who I am today. I am an experienced writer, marketer, and event professional with a strong desire to share the stories of those in our industry. When I’m not busy seeking out ways to promote the western way of life, I enjoy following those I care about around to rodeos, hunting, and going on runs with my blue-eyed, blue-merle Australian Shepherd.

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