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Behind the Chutes Industry Recap for May

Thanks for checking in for another industry recap! If you’re checking in today, welcome to Behind the Chutes, a Cowboy Lifestyle Network industry recap series that is your all-in-one place to get your western industry news and rodeo updates for May! In this series, I will cover Pro Rodeo athlete updates, standings, events news and so much more!

Upcoming Rodeos in June

Hell on Wheels Rodeo & Chuck Wagon Dinner in Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming – Mark your calendars for Hell on Wheels Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Dinner Series kicking off June 9th through September 8th. Presented by Visit Cheyenne, it features the award-winning 3 Lazy R Chuck Wagon and the fastest-growing open rodeo series in the West. The time is now to immerse yourself in the capital of Wyoming with its rich Western culture. 

For all beautiful locations, read the full story here>>>

Coors Idaho PBR Classic 2023 Takes Off June 10th

Twin Falls, Idaho – Mark your calendars for the annual Coors Idaho PBR Classic on June 10, 2023. It’ll take place outdoors below the beautiful Idaho sky at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds at 215 Fair Ave, Filer, ID 83328. This extreme event is a part of the PBR Challenger Series and all ages are welcome! Don’t wait, purchase your tickets today!


Let’s Throwdown at the 2023 Eagle Rodeo

The 2023 Eagle Rodeo is the place to be in Eagle, Idaho from June 7-10 for rodeo fans who want to witness an amazing show with an incredible view. This event is considered one of the best family-friendly rodeos in the United States, not only because it showcases some of today’s best competitors but also because it supports the local community in a tremendous way. The Eagle Rodeo has a packed schedule of events that will keep you busy starting on the day you get there. Read the full story here.

Pull on Your Boots for the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo 2023!

The 80th Annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo and Parade are set to happen from June 1st through June 4th! Taking place in the beautiful town of Santa Maria, California, it will feature four days of fun-filled activities and events. Each rodeo performance features Mutton Bustin’, six PRCA events including bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bareback riding, and we can’t forget the ladies in the WRPA barrel racing and breakaway roping! This year, check out the specialty acts, including the Flying Cowboys, the junior breakaway roping, the Elks team roping, and more! Read the full story here.

In Case You Missed It

Thanks for tuning in! Here are the top trending stories for May here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network. Hope you enjoy them!

Catch the Spring Issue of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine!

Welcome to the spring issue of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine! In this issue, our cover feature includes a Q&A with the world-renowned contemporary western artist, Lyndon Gaither and a special spread on American Agriculture. In the story below you find short snippets of some of the highlight stories and at any point, you can click the links in each section for the full story. Read the full story here>>>

Berger Bucking Bulls Most Legendary Bucking Bulls

If you’re familiar with the PBR or have watched it, then you’re likely acquainted with the renowned name “Chad Berger” – a prominent figure in the industry, recognized for his exceptional abilities in breeding and being a top-tier bucking-bull stock contractor. Chad Berger represents the cowboy ideals that his partners like CKP Insurance support in America. In this feature, I am excited to dive further into the realm of Berger Bucking Bulls, what it takes to be a 12x Stock Contractor of the Year, and some of his most famous bulls to date. Are you ready? 

Read the full story here>>>

Arizona Country Artist Josh Roy Releases New Single

When Josh was 8 years old, he began singing while; Taking a shower, riding in a car, playing in his bedroom, washing dishes, and everything else in between. That carried on into his construction career at 18 years old. In 2014, Josh Roy performed on the Jack Daniels Stage at Country Thunder Florence by invitation. This was the biggest crowd he had performed in front of at the time. This did not slow him down. Instead, he was fired up and delivered the best show he had done up to that point. To this day, Josh still sings before and after performances because it is his true-hearted passion that will never die. 

Everything in his story up until this point has geared him up for his newest single release, “Break My Own Heart” which comes out May 10th. You can pre-save the single on your favorite listening platform for when it releases. In addition, Josh has several more releases coming this summer and you can also catch him at several shows this summer. Make sure to save the single and we will see you at a show this summer! Read the full story>>>here.

Standings For Top 5 in Each Event (As of 5/31)

All Around

  1. Stetson Wright
  2. Nelson Wyatt
  3. Brushton Minton
  4. Marcus Theriot
  5. Trevor Hale


  1. Leighton Berry
  2. Keenan Hayes
  3. Rocker Steiner
  4. Kaycee Feild
  5. Clayton Biglow

Saddle Bronc

  1. Sage Newman
  2. Stetson Wright
  3. Zeke Thurston
  4. Kade Bruno
  5. Dawson Hay

Bull Riding

  1. Ky Hamilton
  2. Stetson Wright
  3. Josh Frost
  4. Jeff Askey
  5. Jestyn Woodward

Steer Wrestling

  1. Dalton Massey
  2. Jesse Brown
  3. Will Lummus
  4. Tyler Waguespack
  5. Jacob Talley

Team Roping Headers

  1. Rhen Richard
  2. Andrew Ward
  3. Nelson Wyatt
  4. Dustin Egusquiza
  5. Kalen Driggers

Team Roping Heelers

  1. Jeremy Buhler
  2. Buddy Hawkins
  3. Levi Lord
  4. Justin Davis
  5. Junior Nogueira

Tie Down

  1. Riley Webb
  2. Hunter Herrin
  3. Westyn Hughes
  4. Shad Mayfield
  5. Riley Pruitt

Barrel Racing

  1. Jordan Briggs
  2. Kassie Mowry
  3. Jackie Ganter
  4. Sissy Winn
  5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi


  1. Hali Williams
  2. Cheyanne Guillory
  3. Joey Williams
  4. Martha Angelone
  5. Tiffany Schieck

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