Jayce Mitchell and Logan Bice are stepbrothers who like to spend their free time roping steers. They’ve moved to North Dakota to clean tankers. Reporter Todd Melby bumped into the pair at a truck stop in New Town. They were practicing their roping skills on a dummy steer, a plastic replica with horns. “Gotta be in an eight” refers to the length of time in seconds they’d like to rope a particular steer. Eight seconds is a very good time.