New breakaway roping series launched in Pavillion

(Pavillion, WY) – The second event of the new local breakaway roping series, BIG WIND Breakaway, is happening tomorrow, June 22nd, at the Wind River Outdoor Recreation Arena.

There are three divisions which include: open for both men and women of any age, novice for beginners and youth for 13 and under.

The events begin at 7 pm and practice starts at 4:30 pm. Entry fees are $40 for both open and novice divisions, and youth is $20. The practice fee is $5 per run on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payout details are shared in the photos at the bottom of the post.


BIG WIND Breakaway was founded by Jessie Whitlock and Briana Sorensen who recognized the limited local options for practicing and competing.

Both are new moms who love roping and want their littles to rope as well. Their hope is to continue to grow the series and maybe even become a qualifier for national events.

This first summer is a smaller series with 6 nights – June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug 3, Aug 17 – then finals on August 31.

Those wishing to participate in the finals must attend 3 of the series events to qualify.

JH Photography is attending the roping events as well to capture those memorable moments.


Everyone is invited to come have some fun, Briana shared. It’s a place to learn and get comfortable roping.

The 2021 rules and complete details are shared below. For the latest updates, follow BIG WIND Breakaway on Facebook. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor is encouraged to call Briana at (307) 690-3376.

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