Denver Chute Out Finds McCoy in the Winners Circle
DENVER, Colo. --- Cord McCoy’s score of 88.5 during the first performance of the National Western Stock Show Professional Bull Riders Denver Chute-Out held on for the win in the long round in spite of 45 more bull riders in the second performance.
McCoy rodeo H.D. Page’s bull named Western Way and that earned him $4,284 and the top spot in the progressive round during the third performance. There was a tie for second and third place. Aaron Roy from Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, rode during the second performance for 87. PBR veteran Luke Snyder from Raymore, Mo., had an 87 on Monday. They each got checks for $2,678. Roy, whose brother was injured in a car accident earlier this week was quick to thank fans and fellow bull riders for their support. The bull that took him to the winners circle, Bandero, is owned by Colorado’s own Ty Rinaldo.
There were 39 bull riders that had eight second rides here during the long round. They will each get another opportunity on Wednesday with the 15 that have the highest total scores advancing to the finals.
The final performance of the Denver Chute Out gets underway on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. At the conclusion the National Western will be adding a new name to the winners list that has included former world champions Chris Shivers and Kody Lostroh. Lostroh, who makes his home in Longmont was successful in the first round and will be hoping for back-to-back titles.