Navajo man takes rodeo championship


Last updated 1/4/2018 at 2:14pm

Navajo Nation

Navajo president Russell Begaye congratulates Erich Rogers, roping champion

LAS VEGAS, Nev.-The Office of the President and Vice President (OPVP) congratulates Navajo tribal member Erich Rogers along with his heeler, Cory Petska, for becoming the 2017 World Champion Team Ropers at this year's National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

"Erich Rogers' victory goes to show you that Navajos can compete at the world-class level and win," President Russell Begaye said. "As leaders, we are pleased to support all of our athletes and with each achievement, they are clearing the path for future generations to succeed."

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