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Bob Crosby Tops World Steer Roping Record

Bob Crosby Tops World Steer Roping Record

Transcribed & Submitted by: Mollie Stehno


November 14, 1940--The Chelsea Reporter--Bob Crosby, a former Chelsean is $2500 richer today than he was last Sunday.  Crosby who now lives at Roswell, New Mexico won the above amount in a steer roping contest held in Carlsbad last Sunday.  He had a wager of $1000 with George Wier and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce added another $500 to the pot for the winner in the World Champion Steer Roping Contest. Wier is of Hobbs, New Mexico and held a record of winning the steer roping championship of the world in 1932.  Crosby was twice winner of the Roosevelt Trophy and is World’s champion all-round cowboy.

Crosby had especially trained four horses for this event; he said and had purchased 15 head of Mexican steers to practice on before the contest last Sunday.  Just how well he had trained is shown by the time he took to rope, trip and tie ten full grown steers and come out with 135 seconds to spare.  His average time for each steer was 25.7 seconds, shown by the following table.

Crosby   Weir
25.4   53.3
20.4   2.6
31.2   27.2
23.3   34.2
22.3   40.
27.1   60
26.4   21
23.4   65
27.2   29.3
23   33.4

Crosby has many friends and acquaintances in Chelsea. He was raised here as a boy and moved to New Mexico several years ago.


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