MARCH 15, 2016 — HOUSTON — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contestants at RODEOHOUSTON Super Series V Championship Round secured their spots in a Super Series Semifinal Round, Tuesday, March 15.
With $5,000 in winnings so far at RODEOHOUSTON, Ryan Jarrett said he will keep his game plan the same as he rides into the Semifinals.
“There’s no strategy to roping,” Jarrett said. “I just try to rope correct, draw a good animal and work for a win in the next round.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Ryan Jarrett — Comanche, Oklahoma — $5,000
Trevor Brazile — Decatur, Texas — $5,000
Blane Cox — Cameron, Texas — $3,750
Hunter Herrin — Apache, Oklahoma — $3,000
Kaycee Feild, the reigning RODEOHOUSTON Bareback Riding Champion, advanced to the Semifinals with two round wins in Super Series V under his belt. Feild said he can’t wait to ride in the Semifinals and work toward another championship title. “It feels real good to go into the Semifinals with two round wins,” Feild said.
Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Kaycee Field — Spanish Fork, Utah — $6,000
Casey Colletti — Pueblo, Colorado — $4,375
Bobby Mote — Stephenville, Texas — $3,125
Mason Clements — Sandy, Utah — $2,750
TEAM ROPING Advancing to the Semifinals, Super Series V Team Roping Champions Derrick Begay and Clay Cooper are no strangers to RODEOHOUSTON. Cooper said he plans to stick to his guns and work hard to win in the Semifinal Round.
“My game plan is the same every time,” Cooper said. “Catch two feet while he [Begay] turns him [the steer], and be aggressive.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round: Derrick Begay — Winslow, Arizona, and Clay Cooper — Gardnerville, Nevada — $8,000 Dustin Bird — Cut Bank, Montana, and Russell Cardoza — Terrebonne, Oregon — $8,000 Trevor Brazile — Decatur, Texas, and Patrick Smith — Lipan, Texas — $6,000 Clay Tryan — Lipan, Texas, and Jade Corkill — Fallon, Nevada — $6,000
SADDLE BRONC RIDING
RODEOHOUSTON rookie Layton Green had three great rides during Super Series V. The Saddle Bronc Riding Champion was ecstatic and plans to have fun in a Semifinal Round. “It’s just another day,” Green said. “I’m going to have fun.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round: Layton Green — Meeting Creek, Alberta, Canada — $6,750
Sam Spreadborough — Snyder, Texas — $4,500
Clay Elliott — Nanton, Alberta, Canada — $2,500
Wade Sundell — Boxholm, Iowa — $2,000
Luke Branquinho, a cowboy who has seen great success at RODEOHOUSTON in the past, said he takes one rodeo, one round at a time every time he backs into the box.
“Going into each rodeo, I don’t look at what I’ve done in the past because it’s a different time and there’s different stock,” Branquinho said. “You still have to get a good start, draw good stock and go for another championship.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round: Luke Branquinho — Los Alamos, California — $7,000
Baylor Roche — Tremonton, Utah — $5,000 Tyler Pearson — Louisville, Mississippi — $3,000
Hunter Cure — Holliday, Texas — $2,000
South Dakota native Lisa Lockhart traveled a great distance to compete at RODEOHOUSTON. Long hours spent on the road and three speedy runs in Super Series V paid off for Lockhart. Tonight, she earned not only $8,000 in total winnings, but also the Super Series V Barrel Racing Champion title.
Advancing to Semifinal Round: Lisa Lockhart — Oelrichs, South Dakota — $8,000 Ivy Conrado — Hudson, Colorado — $5,000 Kaley Bass — Davenport, Florida — $3,750 Megan Swint — Lithia, Florida — $1,000
Brennon Eldred, competing for the third time at RODEOHOUSTON, was excited as he explained his round and Super Series V win headed into a Semifinals Round.
“It’s awesome to compete at RODEOHOUSTON,” Eldred said. “It’s something I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid and to breakout like that with a Super Series win feels incredible.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round: Brennon Eldred — Sulphur, Oklahoma — $4,250
Pistol Robinson — Coolidge, Texas — $4,000 Clayton Savage — Yoder, Wyoming — $3,500 Joe Frost —Randlett, Utah — $3,375
The top four from each event, from each Super Series advanced to one of two Semifinal rounds, March 16 and 17. The top four from each event in the Semifinal rounds will advance to the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship, Saturday, March 19. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday, March 18, where the top two from each event will advance to the Championship. Each event champion will walk away with a $50,000 payout, in addition to previous winnings. The RODEOHOUSTON Super Series continues through March 19, with the RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, on Sunday, March 20.
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