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Durango Boots has named Josie Conner, Martha Angelone, Cheyanne Guillory and Hunter Koch to the Team Durango roster. With these new additions, Team Durango now includes 19 professional athletes who will represent the brand at various events throughout the year.

“We are excited to add these new members to the Team Durango family,” said Erin DeLong, marketing manager. “This is an elite group of athletes with an impressive list of achievements, and we can’t wait to witness their continued success while representing Durango Boots.”

Josie Conner is the 2022 Breakaway Roping Rookie of the Year, the 2022 Days of 47 Salt Lake City Breakaway Roping WCRA Champion and a NFR qualifier. In addition to competing full-time, Conner is currently enrolled at McNeese State University. She grew up in Iowa, La. with her parents and prides herself on living by her values including family, faith, and teamwork. “Durango Boots are some of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn,” said Conner. “They stand up great while I rope and are very sleek and stylish. I’m thrilled to be a part of Team Durango!”

Martha Angelone is the 2022 NFR Open breakaway roping champion, three-time NFBR qualifier and currently holds the number one spot in the 2022 world standings. Angelone grew up in Cross Junction, Va. but moved to Stephenville, Texas to pursue roping. “I’m so excited to be on Team Durango. Durango boots are the most comfortable and durable boots I have ever stepped foot in.” said Angelone.

Cheyanne Guillory at the WCRA Corpus Christi 2022 . Photo by Josh Homer/Bull Stock Media.

Cheyanne Guillory is a two-time NFBR Go-Around Winner, two-time NFBR qualifier and 2021 High Money Winner of Cowboy Christmas. The Lecompte, La. native moved to North Texas in 2020 where she earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and an Oklahoma Real Estate License. In 2021 and 2022, she achieved a lifetime goal by making the National Finals of Breakaway Roping. “The Durangoboots I have are comfortable from the beginning of the day until the workday is done,” said Guillory. “No matter the job or occasion, I choose these boots for the durability and support.”

Hunter Koch is a two-time NFR team roping qualifier, 2019 Canadian Finals Rodeo Champion Heeler and the 2022 American Rope Horse Futurity 1st Go Round Winner, Champion 4yr old, and 3rd Overall. For the past two years, Hunter has teamed up with fellow Team Durango athlete, Luke Brown. Originally from Vernon, Texas, Koch was granted a scholarship to Vernon Junior College where he was a member of their rodeo team and earned his way to the Collegiate National Finals in 2017. He has been roping professionally since 2019 and enjoys training horses in his free time. “I love the comfort my Durango’s give me throughout the long hard days of being a professional team roper. I look forward to representing Durango in and out of the arena.” said Koch.

Team Durango ambassadors will represent the brand at various events and rodeos and will be featured in select Durango marketing initiatives including photoshoots, public appearances, and social media promotions. 

For more information on Team Durango, visit durangoboots.com/team.

(Courtesy of Durango Boots)