RodeoHouston® is comprised of two different competitions: the Super Series and the Super Shootout®: North America's Champions, presented by Crown Royal. Both competitions total a $2.17 million payout, with more than 325 contestants, and an average of 1.37 million fans. 


  • Super Series purse = $1,748,000
  • Super Shootout purse = $262,500
  • Bonus Fee Program = $161,600
  • Total Purse = $2.17 million

Past Champions

Search as far back as 1938 for the RodeoHouston® champions. Search by year, event, champion, money, or even by hometown. 

Past Champions

Profiles & Scores

Learn about your favorite rodeo athletes, and see how they scored during the Super Series or Super Shootout.


Rodeo 101

Know the in's and out's of RodeoHouston®, including the events, records, High Flyin' awards and more. Meet the personnel, announcers, bull fighters and more. 

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Livestock Care

Rodeo is Not an Individual Sport

Honoring the skills of the American cowboy, the sport of rodeo is just as much about livestock as it is cowboys and cowgirls — each are athletes in their own right. To ensure the safety and well-being of all athletes competing, RODEOHOUSTON® provides on-site medical care for both livestock and contestants. R odeoHouston® also follows strict protocol regarding the equipment contestants are allowed to use in the arena.

Audiences raise the most questions about the equipment used during rough stock events — flank straps and spurs. These “tools of the trade” are used during bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding to enhance the livestock’s bucking action.

The flank strap is a sheepskin-lined strip of leather placed on the flank of the horse or bull, which is located behind the animal’s rib cage. RodeoHouston® strictly regulates the use of the strap, which must have a quick-release buckle without any sharp objects.

Dull spurs also are utilized in rough stock and speed events. RodeoHouston® regulations mandate that spurs have blunt rowels (the star-shaped wheel located on the spur) that are approximately one-eighth of an inch thick and, therefore, cannot cut or harm the livestock. Competitors using non-regulation spurs will be disqualified.

As with any sport, there is always a chance of injury. To ensure all livestock are treated with appropriate care, a licensed veterinarian remains near the RodeoHouston® arena at all times during the 20 rodeo performances.

RodeoHouston® acknowledges the importance of livestock to the sport of rodeo and ensures all competitors, staff and volunteers adhere to best practices for keeping livestock healthy and ready to perform each night.


Fan Zone

RodeoHouston® brings superstar rodeo athletes to thousands of fans every night. The Fan Zone offers an opportunity for fans of all ages to meet the real cowboys and cowgirls who bring this larger-than-life sport to Houston every spring. Take home a piece of RodeoHouston® with an autographed back number replica from all-star athletes. A Rodeo ticket is required for entry into NRG Stadium, and the Fan Zones are located on the main concourse level, in sections 103 and 124.

RODEOHOUSTON on FOX Sports Southwest

Can’t make it to all of the nightly RodeoHouston® performances? Don’t worry, FOX Sports Southwest has you covered. Be sure to watch the RodeoHouston® livestreams every night on and on the go using the FOX Sports GO mobile app.

In addition to livestream coverage, television broadcasts of select performances, including the RodeoHouston® Super Series Semifinals, Wild Card and Championship Rounds, will be broadcast live. Check your local listings to locate the FOX Sports Southwest channel where you also can watch 15-minute nightly recaps of the live performances.