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Bull Riders hoping for Denver Chute-Out Championship 2022

Cody Teel from College Station, Texas has the opportunity to win his first bull riding title at the National Western Stock Show. Teel competed Tuesday night in the Professional Bull Riders Denver Chute-Out. His 88.5-point ride on Hart Cattle Company’s bull named Crystal Fox. His score will see him riding again on Wednesday night and tied him for second place in the first round of competition. NWSS photo by Ric Andersen.

By Susan Kanode

National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Bull Riding Tuesday January 11

Fans at the National Western Stock Show saw another great night of bull riding on Tuesday as members of the Professional Bull Riders were vying for a chance to win a Denver Chute-Out championship.

The first-place position of Clayton Sellars from Monday night held with his 89.5-point ride. Coming close to overtaking him was the 2012 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion, Cody Teel. Teel, from College Station, Texas, scored 88.5 points on Hart Cattle Company’s Crystal Fox to tie for second place with Jake Lockwood, of Volberg, Montana, who rode on Monday.

Also coming in hot on Tuesday were Brazilian Marcelo Procopio Pereira and Javier Garcia who hales from Mexico. They tied for fourth place in the first round with 87.5-point scores.

There were a total of 27 riders to make qualified rides who will all advance to Wednesday night’s progressive round. To fill the 30 spots, three riders will qualify based on how close they made it to the required eight seconds.    

Mike and Natashia Vickerman with Venn Johns

Competition Wednesday night starts at 7 p.m. with round two. Then the 15 best riders from the previous two rounds will compete in the finals following round two.  Riders scores will be added together and at the conclusion of event, whoever has the highest accumulated score will be crowned the Denver champion.

Along with the lion’s share of the prize money and championship awards, the rider who wins the title here will earn points that could potentially move him onto the elite Unleash The Beast Tour within the next two months. Fans who can’t be here in person can catch all of the action on RidePass on Pluto TV.

About the National Western Stock Show — The National Western Stock Show is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides college and graduate-level scholarships in agricultural science, business, and rural medicine. It is our mission to serve producers and consumers throughout the world by being the premier livestock show, horse show, and center for year-round events. The 16-day show in January also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, world-class horse events, family educational events, and Colorado’s largest western trade show. For more information, visit

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Bob Feist and John Shipley at the Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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