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Cinch Timed Event Championship Purse Climbs to $210K; Adds Five More Contestants to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
The Cinch Timed Event Championship runs Feb. 29 to March 2, 2024, streaming on Roping.com.
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Cody Doescher calf roping in Round 5 of the 2023 Cinch Timed Event Championship | James Phifer Photo

The Cinch Timed Event Championship will add an extra $10,000 in payout for its 40th anniversary Feb. 29 to March 2, with five more contestants joining the field in 2024 to host 25 competitors for the Ironman of Rodeo at Lazy E.

Held each March in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Cinch Timed event Championship will once again pay $100,000 for first place for the fastest time on its 25 head across five rounds of heading, tie-down roping, heeling, steer wrestling and steer roping. New this year, second will pay $35,000 (up from $25,000).

“Sometimes you change things for change sake,” Dan Wall, Lazy E Arena manager, said. “But this year, there wasn’t a better option. Last year we invited four guys, and three ended up in the money. At the time, we had four world champions who all wanted in, too. With the past champions, the new guys, and the four past world champions all wanting in, there wasn’t room. And then I got to talking with people who said in years past, there were 25. So for the anniversary, we wanted to pay our respects to the history.”

Full Cinch Timed Event Championship Aggregate Payout

  1. $100,000
  2. $35,000
  3. $15,000
  4. $10,000
  5. $7,500
  6. $5,000
  7. $4,500
  8. $3,000

Full Cinch Timed Event Championship Go-Round Payout

  1. $3,000
  2. $2,000
  3. $1,000

This will also mark the second time the event will use an elimination-style format, culling the bottom five competitors after the first two rounds, the bottom five after Rounds 3 and 4 and bringing only the top 15 back to the March 2 Championship Round.

“We tried it last year, and it gave us something to talk about as far as who would make the cut,” Wall said. “It’s like the PGA, where they track how many times guys make the cut for the weekend. If you watched it last year, the last perf ran off really quick, it was nice and tight and everyone was in contention. I wanted to give the format another shot.”

The Cinch Timed Event Championship will livestream on Roping.com for free all weekend. The Lazy E’s stallion barn will be open for tours at least one day, with stallions like Show Me The Buckles, Dirty Fling, Big Lew, A Streak Of Fling, Woody Be Tuff, One Fabulous Time and Coronado Cartel available for viewing.

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