What the heck is “Hell Week?”   Hell Week is a tradition that’s been going on for...well we don’t exactly remember the first one but a long time.  It’s a week where goat tyers gathered to get ready for state and national finals and due to the heat and humidity of South Louisiana, we were forced to have early morning and late-night practices.   The name comes from Kaitlyn Frey who was quoted as saying, “Welcome to Hell,” upon her arrival. She survived all of her Hell Weeks and so far everyone else has, too.  Now it is a week where everyone comes together to celebrate the wins of the regular season, prepare for finals, and have a little fun.  


​The location is T2 Arena in Orange, Texas.  Local airports include Beaumont, TX, Lake Charles, LA, and Houston, TX is about 2 hours away. There are many hotel options close to the arena or hookups are available through the link above for $25 per night. 


Each practice session will include ground tying, horse savers, rodeo runs on horses, matches, and relays.  Horses are optional so feel free to fly down and just use the horse saver.  I do not recommend attending more than 2 practices per day, especially if you plan to enter the jackpot on Saturday.  These practices are not for beginners! 


This year we will have Carley Green Performance Trainer join us for group and private training sessions.  We will also be adding some mental toughness training sessions to each day's schedule. 


Each session will be $50 and limited.   First come first serve!  Spots are limited so no refunds for cancellations. 

Join our Facebook Group "NLGT Hell Week 2022" for updates.  


Everyone is invited to join us but this is not a "clinic" and not for beginners.  These are "tune-ups" to get ready for finals.  We will not try to change your style and will help you as much or as little as you would like. 

Boys and girls are welcome but this is NOT structured for beginners! 


Back by popular demand is the Highest Level Daddy & Daughter Competition.  Entries will be taken on-site.  There is no entry fee because the only prize is a bottle of Pendelton and the bragging rights.  The daughters get to drive the horse saver (at the speed of their choosing) and dad gets to dismount and tie the goat.  Daughters yelling at dads in this event is encouraged and considered payback for all the times it was the other way around!  Some of you will start practicing soon and posting your videos to the HIGHEST LEVEL GOAT TYING Facebook (yes, there is even a Facebook) and some of you will forgo practice so that you don’t injure yourself.  I would make sure my kid knew how to drive before I entered an event that requires driving at a high rate of speed. 


Hell Week Practice Schedule

Wednesday, May 11

Practice Sessions @ 9 am, 2 pm, 6 pm

Thursday, May 12

Practice Sessions @ 9 am, 2 pm, 6 pm

Friday, May 13

Practice Session @ 8 am, 11 am, 2 pm

7 pm Next Level Cowgirl Triathalon (more Information coming soon)

Saturday, May 14 

11 am Next Level Hell Week Jackpot 

Jr. Patriot and Tie for the Crown Qualifier 

2 head with a short round on Saturday Night at 7 pm

More Information Coming Soon

Sunday, May 15 

Practice Session @ 9 am







Save the Date!  ​May 11-14, 2023

Orange, Texas

Next Level Goat Tying