The Bob Tallman Invitational, named after the Hall of Fame Reno Rodeo announcer and Winnemucca native, will be the richest team roping Open in history.
“Bob Tallman is a true homegrown Nevada rodeo hero. Having him affiliated with this prestigious event is truly gratifying to the Reno Rodeo committee and the entire community,” said Greg “Lightning” Williams, 2023 Reno Rodeo Association President. “We look forward to hosting the Bob Tallman Invitational in addition to all of the new associated roping events and the barrel racing event, The Reno, returning to the Reno Rodeo in 2023.”
For Bob Tallman, it’s an honor to lend his name and expertise to the first annual Bob Tallman Invitational team roping event.
“In all my years, four decades of history, I have learned there is room and reasons for change.,” said Tallman. “I’ve been a roper and avid supporter of the team roping world, coast to coast and with no borders. I believe that Patriot Events, owned and operated by Kevin and Andrea Hall, will be hugely successful in promoting, orchestrating, and managing this event for all involved. Once again this will be a step up for Reno Rodeo and a long-lasting achievement for their future.”
According to Kevin and Andrea Hall of Patriot Events, the Bob Tallman Invitational is the newest major Open roping event on the planet and it’s also designed to create what team ropers dream about – a truly limited, hand-picked roster selected by Bob Tallman himself paying record dollars to the industry’s elite.
“Couple that with a lineup of majors, the #11.5 Reno Million, the #10.5 and #8.5 Reno Patriot, Jr Patriot Open, Reno All Girls Team Roping, Breakaway Roping and the return of the richest added-money one-day open barrel race, The Reno, we will be including a Best of the Best tiedown roping featuring the top tie-down ropers in the world.”
The Bob Tallman Invitational will be held on Monday, June 19, 2023 in the indoor arena at the Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center.