One of the best woman heelers, Whitney DeSalvo looks to continue to write her name in team roping history books at this year’s Bob Feist Invitational. The number 8 heeler will rope with Arkansas young gun Logan Graham for a piece of the historic $650,000 payout.
DeSalvo wrote her name in the record books in 2020, as she became the first No. 8 female heeler in history. After winning first, second and third in the 2020 Charlie 1 Horse All Girl Roping, her heeling handicap was officially raced to No. 8.
For the 3-time WPRA World Champion Heeler, the BFI has been just one of her many career accolades. From winning big at the Charlie 1 Horse All Girl Roping to ranking at the top amongst many NFR qualifiers, DeSalvo’s young career is already full of many impressive accolades. DeSalvo continues to be a trailblazer and inspiration to many young ropers and women in the sport.
DeSalvo made her first BFI appearance in 2021 and looks to win big during this year’s BFI Week. The legendary week will kick off Wednesday, March 29 with the Charlie 1 Horse All Girl Roping. Then, the 46th BFI will take place Saturday, April 1 at the legendary Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Roping fans can catch all the action on the Wrangler Network, or witness the prestigious event in person. It’s the most anticipated week in team roping and one you certainly won’t want to miss out on!