Cactus Ropes Unveils Innovative Box Pad Design

PLEASANTON, TEXAS (August 15, 2008) – Now available from Cactus Ropes is an innovative box pad design that removes the pain of shipping, transporting, carrying and storing the item. Not only is the box pad a clever design, it is also economically priced.

The box pads are offered in two sizes. The three-paneled box pad is 4’X4’ and the six-paneled is 4’X8’. The box pads feature heavy-duty webbing on the edges and reinforced D-rings on the top, bottom and center of the pad for trouble-free attachment. The two alligator clips and straps secure the box pads in its storing position and the conveniently-placed handle makes carrying a breeze. The accordion-style design is one that makes this box pad distinctive in the industry. Your logo can also be added to the unique box pad.

This is one corner you will not be afraid to back into – Cactus has your back.

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Cactus Ropes Brings a New 4-Strand Rope Line to the Market

PLEASANTON, TEXAS (July 18, 2008) – During the pre-release testing period Cactus Ropes recognized they had developed an exceptional rope line. The excitement generated by pros and amateurs alike is a clear indication that these head and heel ropes are going to dominate the rope market.

The MOJO and MOJO-LITE four strand ropes are well received by our Cactus endorsees David Key, Jake Long, Coleman Proctor, Tommy Zuniga, Brady Minor and Cuatro Hindes. While they and others have been winning at major roping events using other Cactus brands, there is certainly a changeover to our MOJO and MOJO-LITE says Barry Berg, rope maker at Cactus.

Coleman Proctor and Jake Long using the MOJO brand set an arena record at the Bob Feist Invitational in Reno, Nevada in June.

Their time: a lightning fast 4.46 seconds.

Coleman said “The smooth feel and consistent swing have convinced me there is no better rope for me.”

David Key’s enthusiastic response using the MOJO-LITE at the Windy Ryon in Texas in 100-degree heat: “The durability of the rope is what I like best about it.”

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Daniel Green is the World’s Greatest Roper – Two Years in a Row

GUTHRIE, Okla., October 28, 2007 – Competition was fast and furious with the top 20 ropers in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) contending for the title of the 2007 Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper. In the end, 2006 Defending Champion Daniel Green reclaimed the title and took home earnings of $25,000.00. After chasing last year’s runner-up Coleman Proctor for the first two performances, Green narrowed the gap and surpassed Proctor’s total time. Proctor went on to finish fourth overall.

Green, a native of California has proven to many over his rodeo career to be one of the greatest ropers in the history of the sport. A year ago, he put a stranglehold on that sentiment by becoming the first champion in Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper history. That, combined with this year’s victory plus his 2002 Wrangler Timed Event Championship solidifies Green’s place as the World’s Greatest Roper.

The final short round came down to a “who’s who” of current rodeo lore. Seasoned champions and proven winners pursued Green in the final round which included the likes of Four-Time PRCA All-Around World Champion Trevor Brazile, Eight-time PRCA World Champion Team Roper Speed Williams, and the 2006 PRCA World Champion Team Roper Matt Sherwood.

Former National Finals Rodeo Team Roping qualifier Jay Adams of Logandale, Nevada claimed the Fastest Round of the event with a 23.5 in the third round for a check of $7,000.00.

The event proved to be a true all-around test of roping skills. Each contestant was required to compete in three roping disciplines: tie-down roping, team roping heading, and team roping heeling. All totaled, each contestant roped 18-head of stock over two days with the top five roping an additional 3-head to determine the event champion. The World’s Greatest Roper was developed by the Lazy E in 2006 to determine the best roper in the world — the man who could stand out in more than his specialty roping event, the man who could be consistent over two days and seven rounds of over-all competition. This event attracted the biggest names in the rodeo industry in addition to fans from across the country!

The Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper is sponsored by Wrangler, Dodge, Priefert Ranch & Rodeo Equipment, Boyd Gaming, MidFirst Bank, Hiram West Silversmiths, Cactus Saddlery, Christensen Media Group, Bloomer Trailers, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, KWTV News 9, The Oklahoman, Lane Frost Sportsmedicine, the Best Western-Edmond and the Fairfield Marriott Inn & Suites-Edmond.

The World’s Greatest Roper is a Lazy E Production. For more information on the World’s Greatest Roper or other Lazy E events, contact the Lazy E Arena, 9600 Lazy E Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 282-RIDE, (800) 595-RIDE or visit www.lazye.com.

WRANGLER WORLD’S GREATEST ROPER FINAL STANDINGS and RESULTS

Average On 21 Head:

* Daniel Green, Oakdale California, 234.5, $25,00
* Speed Williams, De Leon, Texas 246.9, $12,000
* Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas 252.8, $7,000
* Coleman Proctor, Miami, Oklahoma, 279.8, $4,000
* Matt Sherwood, Queen Creek, Arizona 289.8, $2,00

Fastest Rounds:

* Jay Adams, Logandale, Nevada 23.5, $7,000
* Jake Cooper, Monument, New Mexico 25.3, $5,000
* Jess Tierney, Hermosa, South Dakota, 25.7, $4,000
* Jimmie Cooper, Monument, New Mexico 26.3, $2,000

Fastest Run Bonuses:

* Heading Jim Cooper, Monument, New Mexico, 5.2, $4,000
* Tie Down, Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 9.5, $4,000
* Heeling Jim Cooper, Monument, New Mexico, 5.6, $4,000

CONTESTANT LIST:

1. DANIEL GREEN
2. COLEMAN PROCTOR
3. COLE WILSON
4. STEVE DUHON
5. K.C. JONES
6. RANDON ADAMS
7. JAY ADAMS
8. TOMMY GUY
9. TREVOR BRAZILE
10. KYLE LOCKETT
11. JIMMIE COOPER
12. JESS TIERNEY
13. J.R. OLSON
14. JAKE COOPER
15. SPEED WILLIAMS
16. MATT SHERWOOD
17. JIM COOPER
18. J.D. CROUSE
19. MIKE GEORGE
20. MATT ROBERTSON

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Daniel Green Wins Second Timed Event Championship

GUTHRIE, OK – Daniel Green of Oakdale, California, claimed his second Wrangler Timed Event Championship Sunday by breaking the arena record in the average, with 276.1-seconds over 25 head of livestock. Green came into the fifth and final round with a 31-second lead over five-time event winner, Trevor Brazile and emerged the winner in a field of twenty competitors.

Green pocketed a cool $57,000 for three day’s work by winning $50,000 in the average; $4,000 for fourth fastest round; and $3,000 as an arena record bonus. Brazile claimed second place with 298.4, earning $25,000. Third was won by Casey Branquinho with a 349.2, winning $15,000.

Barely six months ago Green was crowned the Wrangler World’s Greatest Roper for the second consecutive year. This event requires twenty of the top ropers in the world to compete in heading, heeling and tie-down roping. After 18-head the top five progress to a three-head competition to determine the champion.

Daniel credits Cactus Ropes with having ropes are straight and consistent. For both heading heeling he uses a popular Cactus four-strand, the Amigo; and for calf roping he ropes with the Cactus Double S calf rope, endorsed by Stran Smith.

How does he manage to dominate the “iron man” events?

“First and foremost, it’s a blessing from God to have the talent and ability; Secondly I have to give credit to incredible support from my family, friends and sponsors like Cactus Ropes, Wrangler and Heel-O-Matic,” says Green.

Green has qualified for ten WNFR rodeos but eventually made the decision to stay home and coach soccer games and raise his three children: Grace, 9, Kyndall, 6, and Eli, 3.

“I attend a few events every year like the Timed Event, World’s Greatest Roper and the rodeos that are close – enough to feed my competitive spirit,” laughs Green.

“This is awesome and I’d like to thank my sponsors Cactus Ropes, Wrangler, and Heel-O-Matic for their great support. I’d also want to thank the many friends behind the scenes that helped make this happen: Jason Lahr, Sam Duvall, Cody Cowden, Jerome Schneeberger, Kim Zig and everyone who rooted for me.”

The World’s Greatest Roper, also held at the Lazy E Arena, will be moved this year to Reno, Nevada and held in conjunction with the Reno Rodeo and the Bob Feist Invitational on June 21st and 22nd, 2008.

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