2022 RODEOHOUSTON SUPER SHOOTOUT®, PRESENTED BY CROWN ROYAL, PROVIDED ELECTARIFYING RIDES AND RUNS
The competitors and the livestock brought their a-game during the RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout.
With a total purse of $250,000, the RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout is one of the richest one-day rodeo events in the world. Each rodeo athlete competed as an individual as well as with a team. Events included Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding. 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 Calgary Stampede, Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, National Western Stock Show, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, RODEOHOUSTON, and San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo.
The San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo took home top honors, winning a total of $46,083. Competitors included Bareback Rider Caleb Bennett, Steer Wrestler Tucker Allen, Saddle Bronc Rider Rusty Wright, Barrel Racer Jill Tanner, and Bull Rider Jordan Spears.
Cole Reiner, from Buffalo, Wyoming, rode his first two horses to tie for the lead. Because Reiner was in a tie with fellow competitor Orin Larsen, they went into a :ride-off,” where Reiner came out on top as the Super Shootout Bareback Riding Champion.
“Having the experience of rodeoing a lot and being able to block everything out definitely helped,” said Reiner.
- Cole Reiner: Buffalo, Wyoming – $25,000
- Orin Larsen: Inglis, Manitoba – $10,000
- Caleb Bennett, Covallis, Montana – $5,500
- Tanner Aus: New London, Minnesota – $3,500
Ty Erickson, from Helena, Montana, made a smooth run, stopping the clock at 4 seconds to earn himself the Super Shootout Steer Wrestling title.
When asked about what went through his mind backing into the box, Erickson responded, “Get a good start, and a good finish.”
- Ty Erickson: Helena, Montana – $25,000
- Tucker Allen: Oak View, California – $7,750
- Kyle Irwin: Westville, Florida – $7,750
- Matt Reeves: Cross Plains, Texas – $3,500
SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Rusty Wright made an impressive ride, as his brothers cheered him on from the bucking chutes. Wright’s 88-point ride in the short round helped to lead team San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo to victory.
“You got to ride the highs, so you’re not stuck in the lows,” said Wright.
- Rusty Wright: Beaver, Utah – $25,000
- Wyatt Casper: Miami, Texas – $10,000
- Chase Brooks: Anaconda, Montana – $5,500
- Sterling Crawley: Stephenville, Texas – $3,500
The legendary jockey Sheri Cervi earned a win on the daughter of Stingray, the horse Cervi previously won RODEOHOUSTON with. Cervi was competing for Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo.
“You got to trust your horse, and trust your training,” said Cervi.
- Sherry Cervi: Marana, Arizona – $25,000
- Emily Beisel: Weatherford, Oklahoma – $10,000
- Nellie Miller: Cottonwood, California – $5,500
- Jennifer Sharp: Richards, Texas – $3,500
Josh Frost, a bull rider who has been on fire all season long, rode for 77 points and received a well-deserved Super Shootout win. Frost represented team Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
“The energy here, you can’t beat it,” said Frost.
- Josh Frost: Randlett, Utah – $25,000
- Sage Steele Kimzey: Salado, Texas – $6,333
- Jordan Spears: Caldwell, Idaho – $6,333
- Trevor Kastner: Roff, Oklahoma – $6,333
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $550 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2022 Rodeo continues through March 20. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.