On July 21, 2017, the premier North American rodeo event Cheyenne Frontier Days will once again feature the CINCH Shootout, an invitational tournament that has become the most popular among rodeo fans. For 2017, the CINCH Shootout will pit professional rodeo riders with the up-and-coming College National Champions. All in all, 40 participants will compete for cash prizes and the glory of becoming a Cheyenne Frontier Days champion.
Those who are not familiar with the CINCH Shootout should know that this event is regarded as the most emblematic of professional rodeo events in the Americas. Professional riders in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Mexico admire the work of the organizers of the Cheyenne Frontier Days and their commitment to keeping rodeo culture alive and relevant in our times.`
There are five CINCH competitive events:
* Classic Bull Riding
* Bareback Bronco Riding
* Barrel Racing
* Steer Wrestling
* Saddle Bronco Riding
Although individual prizes are awarded, sponsored teams compete for the honor of gifting cash to local charities. For example, the Anadarko Oil Company will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne while Reiman Corp. benefits a charity that pairs retired police dogs with people who need an animal companion. The Little America Hotel benefits Safe House, Optum benefits the United Way, and Ace Hardware benefits Safe House. The winning team will give its charity $5,000 while the second and third places will respectively gift $2,500 and $1,500.
The CINCH competition will unfold during the afternoon of July 21 starting at noon. The event unfold very rapidly as the rodeo pros try their best to stay in the tournament. Experience counts, but the reality of these events is that the animals can be unpredictable, particularly some of the broncos that do not take kindly to being saddled. Winning these events takes strength, courage, agility, balance, focus, and luck.
Fans of traditional rodeo tournaments tend to enjoy the lightning-fast format of the CINCH events, which date back to 2012. In the days of the Old West, cowboys would sometimes organize quick rodeos to earn cash for the purpose of paying off gambling debts or to earn reputation as rugged bronco and bull riders, and sometimes an experienced local would be surprised to lose to a young stranger riding into town.
The CINCH Shootout is just one of the many events for the entire family to enjoy during the Cheyenne Frontier Days. Art shows, carnivals, cookouts, concerts, parades, Native American culture, saloons, and even the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be part of this Western culture festival.
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