Lisa Lockhart competes during the final of the barrel racing competition on the last day of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Houston. Lockhart won the Super Shootout: North America's Champions in the event Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle
Champion athletes from eight prestigious rodeos in the U.S. and Canada competed in the RodeoHouston Super Shootout to be considered the best of the best, Sunday, March 20.
The RodeoHouston Super Shootout is one of the richest one-day rodeo events with a $250,000 purse. Each rodeo athlete competed as an individual as well as with a team. Each champion received a $25,000 payout, and the winning team received a $12,500 payout. The teams consisted of the champion athletes from the following eight qualifying rodeos: Calgary Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, National Western Stock Show, Reno Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, RodeoHouston®, and San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. Tonight’s high point team was Calgary Stampede athletes. The team consisted of Luke Creasy, Trevor Knowles, Cort Scheer, Lisa Lockhart and Cody Teel.
Austin Foss’ 91-point ride set a new personal record and secured the Super Shootout Bareback Champion title. Foss’s fifth trip to RodeoHouston is a memorable one for him and it earned him the $25,000 prize.
“It’s not every day you get to be 91 in front of such great fans in such a great place,” Foss said.
SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Cort Scheer scored a 92-point ride, tying the arena record, and won the Super Shootout Saddle Bronc Champion title. Scheer won RodeoHouston in 2011 and is grateful for another opportunity to compete at NRG Stadium.
“I have no words,” Scheer said. “The fans here are so cool. It’s an honor to represent Houston.”
Nick Guy, first-time RodeoHouston Super Shootout competitor, took home the Steer Wrestling Championship title with a 4.9-second run. Guy said this win will give him a huge momentum continuing in his rodeo season.
“It’s great to win something like this,” Guy said. “To compete against eight guys for $25,000 in one day is awesome.”
After decreasing her first round time in the Super Shootout, Lisa Lockhart and her horse Louie earned the Super Shootout Barrel Racing Championship title with their 14.06-second run.
“You just have to go out and give it your all every time,” Lockhart said. “Winning this [RodeoHouston Super Shootout] is an accolade and I am proud of it.”
Aaron Pass’ 90-point ride won him the Super Shootout Bull Riding Champion title. The bull, Go Texan of Four L and Diamond S Rodeo, is one Pass has had success with previous years at RodeoHouston.
“My bull was really good,” Pass said. “It felt good to get a 90 on him like I’ve done before.”
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