FORT MADISON – The 2016 Tri-State Rodeo Committee promoted a new opportunity for area businesses to give back to their favorite charity. A Fantasy Draft for the CINCH Shootout made its debut at this year’s event. Seven local businesses paid to play with a $500 donation. The CINCH Shootout was held on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.
The teams involved were Fleck Sales; Ameriprise Financial, Joshua Denning & Associates; Jim Baier Dodge; Lee County Bank; Catfish Bend Casino; Baxter Construction; and Huffman Farm and Home. Each team had a captain, who was also a contestant in the CINCH Shootout, to help draft the remaining members of their team. Teams picked a contestant for each event. The CINCH Shootout features seven events including Bareback Riding; Steer Wrestling; Team Roping; Saddle Bronc Riding; Tie-Down Roping; Girls Barrel Racing; and Bull Riding. The team with the most points based on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes in each event was declared the winner of the prize purse worth $3,500 to be donated to the charity of their choosing.
The 2016 winning team was sponsored by Jim Baier Dodge who chose the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) in honor of Isabella Baier and Parker Denning.
“I would like to thank the local businesses who participated in the CINCH Fantasy Draft and congratulations to Jamie and Jim Baier Dodge for picking the winning team. I couldn’t be more excited personally on who Jamie chose as both of our families have been affected by Type 1 Diabetes,” expressed Josh Denning, Tri-State Rodeo Chairman.
The 2017 CINCH Shootout will be held Wednesday, September 6th during the Tri-State Rodeo at the C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena, where top cowboys and cowgirls compete for $120,000 in total prize money for this one night event.
“The CINCH Fantasy Draft is another way local businesses come together, give back and have fun while they do it. We look forward to the 2017 CINCH Shootout with plans to make it bigger and better,” stated Josh Denning.
Tickets to the 2017 Tri-State Rodeo and the CINCH Shootout will go on sale in April.