How did a Texas Cowboy end up living in Italy? European Team Roping Championship Founder Mike Crouch was born in Indiana and raised in Vega,Texas. Mike left home in 1992 for a 2 year army deployment to Germany which led to a 4 year contract at the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris. In 1998 Mike moved to Italy to become a team roping coach and formed the European Team Roping Championship. The ETRC is now producing WSTR ropings in Europe and has had numerous European ropers qualify and Rope at the Finale in Las Vegas. Mike is a true innovator in the Team Roping Industry and his story is one that anyone will enjoy.
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