Resistol Adds a Feather to Their Hat

September 4, 2010
Texas based Resistol Hats has been the leader in the western hat industry for over eighty years. However, more recently they are becoming known as the producer of one of the most premier amateur team roping events in the country with this past Labor Day weekend marking the fourth anniversary of their #11 “Resistol Team Roping.”
Texas based Resistol Hats has been the leader in the western hat industry for over eighty years. However, more recently they are becoming known as the producer of one of the most premier amateur team roping events in the country with this past Labor Day weekend marking the fourth anniversary of their #11 “Resistol Team Roping.”
Although it was the event’s fourth year it marked many “firsts” including: the event’s first year to be held at Wildfire Arena, to use World Series of Team Roping classifications and serve as a World Series of Team Roping Super Qualifier event. Helmed by Resistol’s Ricky Bolin, it seems that aligning each of these industry-leading factors lead to the event’s first time to draw 184 entered teams!
Of these, forty-four teams roped three steers and progressed to the short round; eight of which would take home a portion of the $75,180 four-steer payout. The high team of Chad Hohenberger and Rowdy Oneil needed to be a comfortable 12.48 on their final steer to clinch the victory over Donnie Johnston and Justin Russell who held the lead from all the way back at the seventh high call position. With a time of 8.56 on their final steer, they made it look easy as they claimed the victory with nearly four seconds to spare! Chad and Rowdy were showered with greenbacks in the amount of $20,050 plus custom Cactus saddles, Montana spurs and of course a pair of Resistol Black Gold hats!
Since its inception, Bolin’s goal has been to gear every aspect of the event to revolve around the ropers with any proceeds to benefit charity. From the roper-friendly format including a four-steer average with three full rounds to a payout including fast time money in each rotation and the short round as well as a two head consolation and finally the four steer average. Not only did thirty-six ropers pocket a share of this extensive 80% payout totaling $88,320, but all ropers who placed in the four steer average also qualified to rope in the 2010 World Series of Team Roping finale in Las Vegas! Resistol also provided the contestants with a catered barbeque lunch and refreshments from Schoepf’s BBQ during the event. Bolin adds, “Thanks to all the ropers who supported this event. Not only did it make for a great team roping but it also made it possible for us to proudly donate $12,000 to the Rodeo Historical Society and another $5,000 to the Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Forth Worth!”
While their bread and butter may be building top quality western headwear, producing great team roping events is now a new feather in their hat! Resistol’s annual team roping will return in 2011 so keep your eyes peeled for your next chance to become a part of this “don’t-miss” event!