With Cowboy Christmas right around the corner, several members of the #CINCHteam were able to secure a successful weekend leading into the 4th of July rodeo run.
Known as the "Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West" and one of the top five rodeos in North America, the annual Reno Rodeo hosted its 10-day event where the #CINCHteam won over $32,000 in prize money.
In the team roping, heeler Paul Eaves (partner Clay Smith) placed 2nd with 17.2 seconds on three head. Rhen Richard and Cole Davison took 6th with a total time of 19.6 seconds. In the saddle bronc riding, Louisiana man, Heith DeMoss, earned his second set of silver spurs in Reno with 247 pts. on three head and a $8,328 cash prize. This is DeMoss’s second time winning Reno as a back-to-back champion. In the tie-down roping, Hunter Herrin also took the Championship title with 25.3 seconds on three runs and $6,592 in take-home money. Caleb Smidt followed in 3rd with a time of 26.9; Matt Shiozawa placed 5th with 27.5. Finally, #CINCHteam barrel racer, Katelyn McLeod, placed 7th in Reno with a combined 52.36 run time.
Another big rodeo over the weekend was Rodeo de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M. Wade Sumpter placed 4th in the steer wrestling with 18.4 seconds on two head. Saddle bronc rider, Zeke Thurston took the 1st place title with 85 pts. on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Matterhorn. In the tie-down roping, Timber Moore placed 4th with a total time of 18.8 seconds on two runs.
Also in New Mexico was the Raton Professional Rodeo where new to the #CINCHteam, Trell Etbauer, took 2nd in the tie-down roping with 8.1 seconds.
Alberta hosted their fair share of rodeos over the weekend. Several #CINCHteam members traveled north of the border to compete in Canada; and it’s safe to say the trip was worth their while as several members went home with winnings.
In Sundre, Alberta, R.C. Landingham won 1st and $2,046 in prize money with 84.5 pts. on Franklin Rodeo’s Flat Out. Team roping heeler, Shay Carroll (partner Kolton Schmidt) tied for 1st in the team roping tih #CINCHteam Russell Cardoza (partner Dustin Bird). Both teams were 4.5 seconds on the run to win $1,895 each.