The Top 15’s Best Breakaway Ropes of 2023

The 2023 National Finals Breakaway Roping athletes battled their way to the Top 15 with these ropes in hand.

Joey Williams backs into the box at the Governor's Cup in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Joey Williams backs into the box at the Governor's Cup in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the Lonsestar "Caddo" rope. Photo by Clay Guardipee

When it comes to winning a check, these are the top rope choices of the breakaway ropers who are NFBR-bound in 2023.

Out of the Top 15’s picks, there are four rope brands represented and seven makes—predominantly calf and breakaway ropes, plus one head rope.

The 2023 Top 15 best breakaway ropes:

No. 15, Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson ropes with a 10.0 Striker from Rattler Rope.

No. 14, Josie Conner

Josie Conner ropes with 9.5 polys from Dub Grant and King Ropes. She uses the gold ropes from Dub Grant and Tan ropes from Kings.

No. 13, Rickie Engesser

Rickie Engesser ropes with a 9.5 Viper from Rattler Rope.

No. 12, Kendal Pierson

Kendal Pierson ropes with a 10.25 Viper from Rattler Rope.

No. 11, Danielle Lowman

Like Johnson, Danielle Lowman ropes with a 10.0 Striker from Rattler Rope.

No. 10, Jackie Crawford

Jackie Crawford ropes with a 50 or 60 Spitfire, or a 10.0 Viper from Rattler Rope.

No. 9, Cheyanne Guillory

Cheyanne Guillory prefers Kings poly ropes.

No. 8, Bradi Good

Bradi Good uses a 9.5 Viper from Rattler Rope.

No. 7, Taylor Munsell

Taylor Munsell ropes with a 9.5 Viper from Rattler Rope.

No. 6, Joey Williams

Joey Williams mostly uses the Pink Caddy from Lone Star Ropes, but uses their Caddo rope, too.

No. 5, Kelsie Domer

Kelsie Domer rotates through all three of the Rattler Ropes; Viper, Spitfire and Striker depending on the day.

No. 4, Sarah Angelone

Sarah Angelone prefers a 9.0 Viper or 9.5 Striker by Rattler Ropes.

No. 3, Martha Angelone

Martha Angelone rotates between the Spitfire and Striker ropes by Rattler Rope.

No. 2, Hali Williams

Hali William has used Top Hands’ “Halo” calf rope before but has switched to their head rope called “Nickel.”

No. 1, Shelby Boisjoli

Shelby Boisjoli uses a 9.5 Striker by Rattler Rope.

Special thanks to Top Hand Ropes for supporting Top 15 coverage throughout the season.

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