Inaugural Cinch Shootout at Cheyenne Frontier Days deemed a success
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — July 18, 2014 — With a $10,000 prize and team titles up for grabs, and fan interaction, the new Cinch Shooutout at the “Daddy of ‘em All,” was popular with contestants and fans alike.
Eight of the best rodeos in the country were represented by a bareback rider, barrel racer, saddle bronc rider, steer wrestler and bull rider. Competition was definitely tough. In the first round each of those contestants put out their best effort to be among the top four in their respective discipline and advance to the final round. The finals featured a winner take all purse of $10,000.
Additionally, the rodeo’s teams accumulated points towards a championship and $6,000 to be split among the competitors. Along with a team from Cheyenne Frontier Days, other rodeos that were represented at Frontier Park included the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; Rodeo Austin (Texas); National Western Stock Show Rodeo (Denver); Rodeo Houston (Texas); Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo; and the Calgary (Alberta) Stampede.
There was a tie for the team title between the National Western Stock Show Rodeo and Rodeo Austin. Each of the competitors got $600 for being part of the team. In all, $70,000 was paid to Friday afternoon’s participants.
A new development for this event allowed fans to text matchups and positions for the final four competitors. In the bareback riding, the winning matchup was between Smith Pro Rodeo’s Storm Cloud and Richmond Champion representing the National Western Stock Show Rodeo. Champion, from The Woodlands, Texas, scored 93-points to earn his $10,000 bonus.
“When you get eight guys against eight great horses, then bring four back, it’s exciting,” Champion said. “The crowd got into it, they picked the match ups and they really got behind us. That makes you want to do that much better.”
Winning the bull riding was four-time and reigning Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world champion J.W. Harris representing the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Harris, from Mullin, Texas, finished second in the first round to advance behind Sage Kimzey from Strong City, Okla., who rode for the National Western Stock Show.
Kimzey is currently in the lead in the PRCA world standings and Harris is in second. In the final round, Kimzey bucked off and Harris rode for 90 points. The bull that took him to the championship was Smith Pro Rodeo’s Sipping Pendleton.
“I really like the Cinch Shootouts,” Harris said. “I thought it was neat how they let the fans pick the animals. They get involved in what’s going on and aren’t just sitting there watching. They can say ‘I picked the winning ride’ and I thought it was pretty cool.”
Other winners here were Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., in the barrel race representing Rodeo Houston; K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas, for Rodeo Austin in the steer wrestling; and Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., in saddle bronc riding for Rodeo Austin.
The first performance of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association starts at 12:15 p.m., Saturday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. —The following are results from the Cinch Shooutout at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Friday, July 18, 2014. Contestant followed by hometown and rodeo they represented.
Bareback Riding: (first round) 1, Bill Tutor, Huntsville, Texas, (Fort Worth), 90 points on Smith Pro Rodeo’s R.D. Mercer. 2, Seth Hardwick, Laramie, Wyo., (Calgary), 85. 3, Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, (Reno), 84. 4, Richmond Champion, The Woodlands, Texas, (Denver), 82. 5, Taylor Price, Huntsville, Texas, (Cheyenne) 81.5. 6, Orin Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, (Austin), 81. 7, Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., (San Antonio), 80. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., (Houston), NS. (final round) 1, Champion, 93 points on Smith Pro Rodeo’s Storm Cloud, $10,000. 2, Hardwick, 91. 3, Stevenson, 89. 4, Tutor, 85.
Women’s Barrel Race: (first round) 1, Pamela Capper, Cheney, Wash., (Reno), 17.286 seconds. 2, Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, (Denver), 17.345. 3, Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs S.D., (Houston), 17.359. 4, Natalie Foutch, Eldora, Iowa, (Austin), 17.544. 5, Kristi Steffes, Vale, S.D., (San Antonio) 17.739. 6, Shelly Anzick, Livingston, Mont., (Fort Worth), 18.258. 7, Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, (Calgary), 18.864. 8, Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo., (Cheyenne), 20.67. (final round) 1, Lockhart, 16.97, $10,000. 2, Walker, 17.035. 3, Foutch, 17.764. 4, Capper, 23.019.
Saddle Bronc Riding: (first round) 1, Cody Taton, Corona, N.M., (Denver), 87 points on Andrews Rodeo’s Fire Lane. 2, Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., (Austin), 86. 3, Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas, (Cheyenne), 84. 4, (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., (Calgary), and Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., (Houston) 83. 6, Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo., (Reno), NS. 7, Wade Sundell, Coleman, Okla., (San Antonio), NS. Dalton Davis, Holcomb, Kan., (Fort Worth), NS. (final round) 1, Muncy, 90 points on Smith Pro Rodeo’s Goin South. 2, Taton, 89. 3, Diaz, 85. 4, Scheer, 83.
Steer Wrestling: (first round) 1, K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas, (Austin), 9.29 seconds. 2, Olin Hannum, Malad, Idaho, (Houston), 11.35. 3, Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., (Calgary), 19.87. 4, Tony Larsen, Sheridan, Wyo., (Cheyenne) 20.76. 5, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Okla., (San Antonio), NT. 6, Seth Brockman, Wheatland, Wyo., (Fort Worth), NT. 7, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., (Denver), NT. (final round) 1,Jones, 8.8 seconds. 2, (tie) Sumpter; Laresen; and Hannum, NT.
Bull Riding: (first round) 1, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., (Denver), Spook. 2, J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, (Fort Worth), 88. 3, (tie) *Chris Roundy, Spanish Fork, Utah, (Reno); Cody Whitney, Sayre, Okla., (Cheyenne); *Tim Bingham, Honeyville, Utah, (Calgary); Clayton Foltyn, Winnie, Texas, (Houston); and Lucas Guilbeau, Golden Meadow, La., (Austin), NS. (final round) 1, Harris, 90 points on Smith Pro Rodeo’s Sipping Pendleton. 2, Roundy, 89. 3, (tie) Kimzey and Bingham, NS.
*Roundy and Bingham advanced based on riding time.