CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out Touts World-Champion Competitors for 2017


CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out Touts World-Champion Competitors for 2017
Sixty-four of rodeo’s top cowboys and cowgirls face-off for more than $200,000 purse at Orleans Arena Dec. 7-9

Today, Boyd Gaming unveiled the full roster of competitors and world-champion rodeo talent set to compete in the third-annual CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out, happening Dec. 7-9 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Some of rodeo’s biggest names will be competing in this year’s Chute-Out for a purse totaling more than $200,000, including fan-favorite and world champion Fred Whitfield in Tie-Down Roping and four-time world champion bull rider JW Harris. Additionally, 19-time WNFR qualifier and four-time world champion Sherry Cervi will compete in Barrel Racing and seven-time WNFR qualifier and Iowa native Wade Sundell, who made headlines in the rodeo world with his $1 million win at the RFD-TV The American rodeo last year, will put his skills to the test in Saddle Bronc Riding.

Competitions within the Chute-Out event include Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Bareback Riding lineup includes Steven Peebles; Tilden Hooper; Shane O’Connell; Kaycee Feild; Winn Ratliff; Justin Miller; Yvan Jayne; and Jessy Davis.

Steer Wrestling competitors include Hunter Cure; Straws Milan; Billy Bugenig; Matt Reeves; Curtis Cassidy; Clayton Hass; Jacob Talley; and Jason Thomas.

Saddle Bronc riders include Wade Sundell; Cort Scheer; Spencer Wright; Bradley Harter; Rusty Wright, son of two-time world champion Cody Wright; JJ Elshere; Allen Boore; and Isaac Diaz.

Tie-Down Roping competitors include Fred Whitfield; Monty Lewis; Adam Gray; Westyn Hughes; Blane Cox; Cody Quaney; Ace Slone; and Cimarron Boardman.

Team Roping pairs include Derrick Begay and Clay O’Brien Cooper; Jake Barnes and McCoy Profili; Lee Kiehne and Rich Skelton; Jake Orman and Will Woodfin; Hayes Smith and Clint Summers; Matt Sherwood and Kyle Lockett; Levi Simpson and Buddy Hawkins; and Marcus Theriot and John Robertson.

Barrel Racing competitors include Taylor Jacob; Tammy Fischer; Kelly Tovar; Ari-Anna Flynn; Christine Laughlin; Sherry Cervi; Jana Bean; and Jackie Ganter.

Bull Riding competitors are led by JW Harris, plus Shane Proctor; Stetson Lawrence; Brett Stall; Brady Portenier; Tristan Mize; Tyler Bingham; and Chase Dougherty.

In addition to enjoying the largest video replay screens in Las Vegas, CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out guests can further interact with the event and competitors by downloading the free Boyd Gaming Chute-Out app, which was introduced during the event’s inaugural year. The app features live scoring and results, contestant information, exclusive videos, information on events and instant access to the latest Chute-Out news. Furthermore, the CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out will once again be the only rodeo event listed in the sportsbooks at Boyd Gaming properties during rodeo week, allowing fans to wager on their favorite riders.

The CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out complements Boyd Gaming’s significant involvement during rodeo week in Las Vegas, including events like the National Finals Tonight® Show and the Legendary Buck’N Ball® at The Orleans Hotel and Casino and Bob Tallman’s Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino.

To purchase tickets to the CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out, or for information on Boyd Gaming Rodeo Week events and entertainment and room and ticket packages, visit

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About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out Competitors Announced

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CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out Competitors Announced
64 top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls to face off at Orleans Arena Dec. 10-12

Boyd Gaming today unveiled the 64-competitor field for its inaugural CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out, scheduled Dec. 10-12 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Some of rodeo’s biggest names will be competing in the first-ever Chute-Out, including fan favorites and world champions, Cody Ohl and Fred Whitfield in Tie-Down Roping. Additional stars include four-time world champion bull rider JW Harris, eight-time world champion and all-around cowboy Joe Beaver and two-time world champion saddle bronc rider Cody Wright.

“With 64 top-ranked contestants which includes 10 world champions, the first-ever CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out will be a must-see competition for rodeo fans in Las Vegas this December,” said Chris Gibase, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Boyd Gaming. “With an all-star line-up and unique fan interaction opportunities, the Chute-Out is truly ‘A New Way to Rodeo.’”

Several weeks ago, Boyd Gaming released the Chute-Out Mobile App that will provide dedicated content and unique interaction opportunities for fans attending the three-day rodeo event, including “Chute-Out 101,” with individual event descriptions and scoring tips for the new rodeo fans; exclusive event information; behind-the-scenes videos; social connectivity capabilities; room and ticket packages and ticket purchasing options.

More exciting details about the Chute-Out – including the event format and an impressive list of participating stock vendors – will be announced in the coming weeks.

Competitions within the Chute-Out event include Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Bareback Riding
Among the competitors are 2014 Canadian Bareback Rider Champion Jake Vold and top-ranked cowboys Jessy Davis, Ryan Gray and RC Landingham. Ty Breuer, Casey Colletti, JR Vezain and 2014 million-dollar American winner Richie Champion round out the list of competitors.

Steer Wrestling
Leading the competition is National Finals champion Bray Armes, along with top-ranked cowboys Olin Hannum, Tyler Pearson and JD Struxness. Wade Sumpter, Sean Mulligan, Billy Bugenig and Stockton Graves will also compete.

Saddle Bronc
Competitors in the saddle bronc event include Cody Wright and Chad Ferley, both two-time world champions. Also competing are top-ranked cowboys Clay Elliott, Allen Boore and Sam Spreadborough, Jesse Bail, Cole Elshere and Dustin Flundra.

Tie-Down Roping
World champion legends Cody Ohl and Fred Whitfield will be roping in this competition, alongside top-ranked cowboys Clint Robinson, Adam Gray, J.C. Malone and Michael Otero; plus Clint Cooper and Blair Burk.

Team Roping
Featured in team roping is 22-time National Finals qualifier and all around legend Joe Beaver, with McCoy Profili; 26-time National Finals qualifier Tee Woolman with Boogie Ray; top cowboys JoJo LeMond with Quinn Kesler; Joel Bach with Tyler McKnight; Travis Tryan with Dugan Kelly; David Key with Dakota Kirchenschlager; Nevada’s own world champions, Randon Adams and Jay Adams; and World Champion Walt Woodard with Adam Rose.

Barrel Racing
The CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out welcomes National Finalists Britany Diaz, Christy Loflin, Trula Churchill, Christine Laughlin and Shali Lord, along with competitors Carmel Wright, Kimmie Wall and Katelyn McLeod.

Bull Riding
Competitors are led by four-time world champion J.W. Harris, plus a roster filled with PBR and National Finalists — Steve Woolsey, Jeff Askey, Trevor Kastner, Tanner Learmont, Jacob O’Mara, Stetson Lawrence and Reese Cates.

The CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out complements Boyd Gaming’s significant involvement in hosting events during Rodeo Week, including fan-favorite events like the National Finals Tonight show and Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at The Orleans Hotel and Casino; Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; and Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

The CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out takes place at the Orleans Arena Dec. 10-12, from 2 to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets start at $20 and are on sale now. To purchase room and ticket packages or event-only tickets, download the app or for further information about all of Boyd Gaming’s rodeo events, visit

CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute Out

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at