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Photo courtesy / Buffalo City Tourism Foundation Two ropers attempt to secure a steer during the 2011 Wrangler Team Roping Championship qualifier at the Jamestown Rodeo Arena on the north end of the Stutsman County Fairgrounds.

Ridin' and ropin': Eighth annual Wrangler TRC qualifier here this weekend


Between 500 and 700 ropers are expected to compete this weekend at the Wrangler Team Roping Championship qualifier event at the Jamestown Rodeo Arena.

The arena gates open at noon Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday, with roping events starting at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

The Jamestown qualifier, known as the "North Dakota Big Daddy," is toward the end of the Wrangler TRC tour season, according to Dennis Tryan, the tour's owner.

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