2022 Super Series III Champions

March 08, 2022

2022 Super Series III Champions

Even though the weather in Houston was chilly, the competition heated up throughout the night as contestants competed to move on to the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals.



Riley Pruitt stops the clock at 8.5 seconds to win the round and Super Series III with a smooth, textbook run.


“I just have to keep making my run,” Pruitt said, referring to carrying his momentum into the Semifinals.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Riley Pruitt: Gering, Nebraska – $6,000
  • Zack Jongbloed: Iowa, Louisiana – $3,000
  • Luke Potter: Maple City, Kansas – $3,000
  • Tyson Durfey: Millsap, Texas – $2,750


W-74 Weary Joke from the Calgary Stampede carried Lane McGehee to a Super Series victory with an 80 point ride.


“I just have to go at every ride the same way,” McGehee said.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Lane McGehee: Victoria, Texas – $6,250
  • Logan Patterson: Kim, Colorado – $5,000
  • Jacob Lees: Canyon, Texas – $2,500
  • Anthony Thomas: Houston – $2,500


The well experienced team JR Dees and Levi Lord make a lightning fast 5.6 second run to get a check and Super Series III win.


“The stadium gets real loud, and it makes your horse feel a bit off,” said Dees.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Jr. Dees: Aurora, South Dakota; and Levi Lord: Stephenville, Texas – $14,000
  • Levi Simpson: Arlington, Arizona; and Ryan Motes: Weatherford, Texas – $9,250
  • Curry Kirchner: Ames, Oklahoma; and Austin Rogers: Crescent, Oklahoma – $6,000
  • Britt Smith: Broken Bow, Oklahoma; and Jake Smith: Broken Bow, Oklahoma – $5,500


CoBurn Bradshaw wins Super Series III with a 78 point ride on a big paint horse from Cervi Championship Rodeo Co.


“You get the same feeling behind the bucking chutes here as you do at the NFR,” said Bradshaw.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Coburn Bradshaw: Milford, Utah – $6,750
  • Damian Brennan: Snyder, Texas – $4,250
  • Mitch Pollock: Twin Falls, Idaho – $3,750
  • Jake Finlay: Goodwell, Oklahoma – $2,500


Timmy Sparing wins just enough money to clench the Super Series III title.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Timmy Sparing: Helena, Montana – $4,000
  • Chance Howard: Sallisaw, Oklahoma – $3,750
  • Eli Lord: Sturgis, South Dakota – $3,500
  • Kyle Irwin: Westville, Florida – $3,000

“The hospitality is great. I love this rodeo,” said Irwin.



Blazing fast times earned Emma Charleston a round 2 and Super Series win.


“The ground was a little slippery tonight,” said Charleston. “You have to know where your horse’s feet are in the big arena here.”

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Emma Charleston: Reeds, Missouri – $6,000
  • Paige Jones: Wayne, Oklahoma – $5,750
  • Carly Taylor: Andersonville, Tennessee – $3,000
  • Jimmie Smith: McDade, Texas – $2,000


RODEOHOUSTON rookie Blaine Beaty gets by a tough bull to earn a Super Series win.


“It is pretty nerve racking looking up and seeing 75,000 fans,” said Beaty.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Blaine Beaty: Deer Creek, Minnesota – $7,000
  • Clayton Savage: Banner, Wyoming – $6,000
  • Jordan Hansen: Amisk, Alberta – $3,500
  • Jared Parsonage: Maple Creek, Saskatchewan – $1,500


Erin Johnson makes a smoking 2.7 second run to advance herself to the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals.

Advancing to the Semifinal Round:
  • Erin Johnson: Fowler, Colorado – $3,000
  • Amanda Coleman: Stephenville, Texas – $2,000

The top four from each event, from each Super Series will advance to a Semifinal Round. 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.


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