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Hayes wins Cinch Chute-Out bareback title

Conexion San Angelo newsroom, Ted Harbin, Media director, SASS&R



Keenan Hayes, the Resistol Rookie of the Year in bareback riding, won the 2023 San Angelo Cinch Chute-Out title and $7,500. The CCO event took place in the Foster Communications Coliseum.

SAN ANGELO – First-year Pro Rodeo cowboys aren’t supposed to do the things that Keenan Hayes is doing.

He is dominating the Resistol Rookie of the Year bareback riding standings with more than $85,000 in earnings. And he’s also No. 2 in the world standings.

On Saturday night, April 15, Hayes made two world-class rides to walk away with the San Angelo Cinch Chute-Out title and $7,500. “I love the energy in this place,” said Hayes, 20, of Hayden, Colorado.

Hayes rode Championship Pro Rodeo’s The Crow for 80.5 points to win the long round, then matched moves with Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Top Notch for 89 points to win the title.

Below are the seven champions in their respective fields.

San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Cinch Chute-Out April 15 Bareback riding: 1. Keenan Hayes, 88 points on Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Top Notch, $7,500; 2. Jayco Roper, 87.5, $3,000; 3. Taylor Broussard, 87, $2,000.

Steer wrestling: 1. Dalton Massey, 3.3 seconds, $7,500; 2. Jacob Talley, 3.4, $3,000; 3. Stockton Graves, 4.0, $2,000.

Team roping: 1. Dustin Equsquiza/Levi Lord, 4.0 seconds, $7,500; no other qualified runs.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Stetson Wright, 91 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Larry Culpepper, $7,500; 2. Kade Bruno, 89.5, $3,000; no other qualified rides.

Tie-down roping: 1. Riley Pruitt, 7.5 seconds, $7,500; 2. Michael Otero, 7.7, $3,000; Riley Webb, 8.8, $2,000.

Barrel racing: 1. Lindsay Sears, 13.80 seconds, $3,000; 2. Jordon Briggs, 14.42, $2,250; 3. Sherry Cervi, 19.48, $1,500; 4. Hailey Kinsel, 25.99, $750.

Bull riding: 1. Jeff Askey, 88 points on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Bandit, $7,500; no other qualified rides.


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