Chute Dogging has been gay recording artist Sid Spencer's rodeo event for years. And it perfectly matches Spencer's competitive temperament, which has included being a starting player in high school football, baseball, cross-country, and basketball. Being crowned Mr. Razzle Dazzle Dallas 1991 led to placing second runner-up for Mr. Gay Texas, as well as a bid at Mr. All-American. His stellar pageant career included the Mr. Gay Southwest title. In 1995, Sid Spencer became one of the most successful performers to emerge from the gay community, easily able to go hat-to-hat with any of the contemporary cowboys on country radio. In 1996, he lost a valiant struggle against AIDS.