Team Durango® ambassador Shane Hanchey won the tie-down roping championship at RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo presented by Durango® Boots. The $100,000 prize was awarded during Championship Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, advancing him to No. 1 in the PRCA World Standings.
Longtime Team Durango® ambassador Luke Brown, alongside his partner Wesley Thorp, placed second in team roping. The pair took home $25,000 each, advancing Thorp to second and Brown to third in the PRCA World Standings.
“Durango® extends heartfelt congratulations to Shane on his first American championship win, and also to Luke on his impressive performance,” said Erin DeLong, marketing manager. “We are proud of our nine athlete ambassadors who represented Durango® during this prestigious competition.”
In addition to cash prizes, 2021 American Rodeo champions received custom-made Durango® Boots, made with premium ostrich and full-grain leather. The 12-inch black ostrich boots feature the American Rodeo logo embroidered on the shaft, as well as “2021 Champion” embossed on the cow leather lining and genuine leather outsole.
Durango® is the proud presenting sponsor of the American Rodeo presented by Durango Boots, a partnership that will continue through 2022.
“The American Rodeo brings together elite athletes across a variety of rodeo categories,” said DeLong. “We are proud to sponsor this event and we extend congratulations to all athletes who competed this year.”