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PHOTOS: Local ropers test their team skills at Mejia Memorial

As the honda knot of the header's rope tightens around the steer's horn, the heeler prepares to finish the roping at the Richard Mejia Memorial Team Roping. (Angelina Katsanis/The Enterprise)

Rodeo-loving families and friends travelled to Nyssa Nite Rodeo Saturday, June 12 for the annual Richard Mejia Memorial Team Roping. In the event, which was started in 2015 to honor past Nyssa Nite Rodeo President Richard Mejia, approximately 30 people competed in teams of two, one header and one heeler. Though the event was canceled last year due to Covid, ropers of all ages and genders came saddled and eager to compete.

A young boy practices his lasso skills at the Richard Mejia Memorial Team Roping while his dad . . .