RODEOHOUSTON® Champions Take Home the $50,000 Prize During the 2018 Super Series Championship

March 17, 2018

RODEOHOUSTON® Champions Take Home the $50,000 Prize During the 2018 Super Series Championship

Eight RODEOHOUSTON 2018 Champions added another $50,000 to their previous winnings during the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship Saturday, March 17.


TIE-DOWN ROPING

Tyler Milligan of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, won the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship in Tie-Down Roping. Milligan said it is hard to put into words how blessed he feels to be here at RODEOHOUSTON for the first time and win.


“Winning here in Houston means more than the money,” Milligan said. “This is such a prestigious Rodeo, and it is very humbling to win here.”


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Tyler Mulligan: Pawhuska, Oklahoma — $56,000
  • Randall Carlisle: Athens, Louisiana — $24,875
  • Marcos Costa: Childress, Texas — $17,000
  • Tuf Cooper: Decatur, Texas — $11,000

BAREBACK RIDING

Clint Laye of Pocatello, Idaho, won the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship in Bareback Riding after advancing from the Wild Card Round. Laye said after he got off his horse he knew he had a good ride, just did not know how good.


“My mind is going a million miles per hour and I know it is going to take a couple of weeks to really sink in,” Laye said.


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Clint Laye: Pocatello, Idaho — $57,250
  • Bill Tutor: Huntsville, Texas — $27,000
  • Will Lowe: Canyon, Texas — $14,000
  • Orin Larsen: Inglis, Manitoba, Canada — $9,250

TEAM ROPING

Matt Sherwood of Pima, Arizona, and Walt Woodward of Stephenville, Texas, won the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship in Team Roping after advancing from the Wild Card Round with an arena-record time of 4.0 seconds. Sherwood said after competing in Houston for 15 years, the feeling of winning is like no other.


“I’m 48 years old and I feel better than ever after winning, even though I can’t see very well,” Sherwood said.


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Matt Sherwood: Pima, Arizona, and Walt Woodard: Stephenville, Texas — $112,000
  • Kaleb Driggers: Stephenville, Texas, and Junior Nogueira: Burleson, Texas — $45,000
  • Cody Snow: Stephenville, Texas, and Wesley Thorp: Stephenville, Texas — $43,500
  • Dustin Bird: Cut Bank, Montana, and Jake Minor: Milton-Freewater, Oregon — $21,000

SADDLE BRONC RIDING

Cody Demoss of Heflin, Louisiana, is now a two-time RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Saddle Bronc Riding Champion, after his win tonight. Demoss said he remembers competing in the Astrodome like it was yesterday, but there is still nothing like winning at this Rodeo.


“Praise God! I thank the Lord for this opportunity today,” Demoss said. “It still hasn’t sunk in quite yet.”


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Cody Demoss: Heflin, Louisiana — $56,250
  • Wade Sundell: Coleman, Oklahoma — $27,000
  • Ryder Wright: Beaver, Utah — $16,000
  • Zeke Thurston: Big Valley, Alberta, Canada — $12,875

STEER WRESTLING

Timmy Sparing of Helena, Montana won the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship in Steer Wrestling. He said he started to Rodeo because of John Wayne, and the childhood dream of Rodeo came true tonight.

“The Rodeo is amazing,” Sparing said. “It’s life-changing. The committee, the crowd, it’s awesome.”


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Timmy Sparing: Helena, Montana — $53,500
  • Scott Guenthner: Provost, Alberta, Canada — $26,000
  • Tyler Pearson: Louisville, Mississippi— $15,500
  • Baylor Roche: Tremonton, Utah — $11,500

BARREL RACING

Nellie Williams-Miller of Cottonwood, California, won the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship in Barrel Racing. Williams-Miller is a mother whose children watched her win tonight, and she said she owes the win to her horse, Sister, whom she described as willing, honest and consistent.


“I was raised in a Rodeo family,” Williams-Miller said. “I started running barrels around [age] 12 and kept it up.”


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Nellie Williams-Miller: Cottonwood, California — $58,750
  • Hailey Kinsel: Cotulla, Texas — $27,000
  • Carley Richardson: Pampa, Texas — $18,000
  • Fallon Taylor: Collinsville, Texas — $15,000

BULL RIDING

Parker Breding of Edgar, Montana, won the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship in Bull Riding. Breding said he could not have imagined being here at RODEOHOUSTON today, even though he grew up in rodeos and his father was a bull rider who also rode at RODEOHOUSTON.


“I couldn’t have imagined being here in these shoes today. Rodeo has been part of my life forever and I’ve always been infatuated with it,” Breding said. “Probably first thing I’ll do is call my dad.”


Final Four Winners (total RODEOHOUSTON 2018 winnings):
  • Parker Breding: Edgar, Montana — $57,500
  • JW Harris: Goldthwaite, Texas — $27,500
  • Cole Melancon: Hull, Texas — $13,750
  • Aaron Pass: Kaufman, Texas — $12,250

The RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, will close the show on Sunday, March 18.