A local rodeo competitor qualified to rope for the nation’s richest team roping during the recent United States Team Roping Championships Kansas Championships held Sept. 16-18 in Valley Center, Kan.
Dusty Bina of Lincolnville was the winner in the No. 9 division defeating 400 other teams with partner Mike Holley of Turon, Kan. The duo roped four steers in 37.61 seconds to win Martin Trophy Saddles and split a $7,121 paycheck from the $37,465 total purse. The win qualified both ropers for the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping to be held in October in Oklahoma City.