Team roping is a rodeo sport that involves immobilizing a steer by roping its head and heels. The sport is practiced by teams of two participants, each of whom is mounted on horseback. The event begins when a steer is released out of the gates, shortly before the horses. Working together, one participant throws a looped rope (a "lasso") around the steer’s head while the second throws another lasso at the steer’s legs to prevent it from moving. As this is a timed competition, the fastest time wins the competition. At high levels of competition, the winning team may take fewer than four seconds to fully immobilize the steer.
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The Ontario High School Rodeo Association; Ontario Rodeo Association; Canadian Rodeo Association
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