WATCH: Cinch Chute Out Champion Goes Toe-To-Toe With Wild NFR Bucking Horse
SAN ANGELO, TX -- What a performance given by the Cinch Chute Out Champions to the San Angelo crowd on Saturday night.
Some of the best tie down ropers in the world showed up in hopes to win some cold hard cash. The winner of the hotly contested race was the 2-million-dollar cowboy Shane Hanchey. His performance was good for a 6.8-second time besting the 2020 Cinch Chute Out Champion Shad "Money" Mayfield.
More cowboys willing to put it all on the line came from saddle bronc riding. Pete Carr brought some of the meanest horses in the game to the chute out but only one prevailed. The Wyoming cowboy Brody Cress busted out an 88-point ride in the long round and then finished the night in the championship good for a 90-point ride on the back of Larry Culpepper.
But the best part of the night happened when you took the saddles off. The number six cowboy in the world Cole Reiner took two horses to eight seconds. The first horse Network Gazer gave him all he could handle to set him up with an 86.5 point ride and a ticket to the finals.
In the championship Reiner showed that even though he was on a bigger and badder horse that he was no yellow belly. He took Top Flight to the moon and back notching him a 90.5-point ride to with a championship belt buckle, and a $7,500 check.
San Angelo LIVE!’s Manny Diaz caught up with the champion to talk about the chute out. It’s bareback riding presented by INDECO Industrial Electric.