World champion calf-roper Paul Tierney offers roping clinics

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Paul Tierney knows what he’s talking about when it comes to timed events in the rodeo arena. This spring he’s offering aspiring ropers the chance to attend one of several Paul Tierney roping clinics to learn from one of the best.

A world-champion calf-roper, Tierney also made it to the NFR in steer wrestling and won the all-around. In college, he competed in six events, winning 10 regional titles. So yeah, you could say he knows what he’s talking about.


From left to right, Paul David Tierney, Jess Tierney, and Paul Tierney. Photo courtesy of James Phifer

The youth in South Dakota and surrounding states have the chance to learn more about roping, at one of several Paul Tierney roping clinics. Paul offers clinics in varying cities this time of year and offers private lessons year-round. To learn more about attending or hosting a clinic, visit Paul’s website

Paul has set the following dates for clinics this spring:

April 1-2, Laramie, Wyoming. Contact Jennifer Bonham 307-460-1496

April 8-9, Mitchell, South Dakota. Contact Doug Krantz 605-999-2334

April 14-15, Killdeer, North Dakota. Contact Jackie Entzel 701-260-5504 or 701-764-5636

April 22-23, Tierney Ranch, Oral, South Dakota. Paul Tierney 605-890-0200 or 605-424-6192


Jess Tierney, in mid-swing to catch heels, is the most recent winner of CINCH Timed Event Championship this March. He attributes learning from his dad to a lot of his success. Photo courtesy of James Phifer

The Tierney family was most recently in the news when Paul’s son, Jess won the 2017 CINCH Timed Event Championship. Three members of the Tierney family, from Oral, South Dakota, have taken home the top prizes a combined seven times from the CINCH Timed Event Championship. The event requires participants to compete in five rounds of heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and steer roping, with contestants receiving a cumulative time from all events in each round.

Paul Tierney took home the titles four times in his 29 years of competing in Guthrie, his older son Jess won the event this month for the first time in his 8 years of competing, and younger son Paul David holds the 2014 and 2016 titles. Jess and Paul David can attribute much of their success to their dad and being able to grow up at CTEC, watching how to perform to their best just like their dad. Read more about the Tierneys’ success at CTEC in the full article online at Tri-State Livestock News.


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I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...

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