RODEOHOUSTON Super Series I Champions

by | Mar 3, 2023 | RODEOHOUSTON

The competition is in full swing and so are the big rides and fast times, as each contestant is trying to chip away at the $50,000 payout at the end of the rodeo.

After ending last year’s season as 8th in the world standings for tie-down roping, Haven Meged came into RODEOHOUSTON® with a strong Super Series I and an advancement into the semifinals.

“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the best rodeo throughout the year and definitely one that you do not want to miss out on,” said Meged.

Advancing to the Championship Round:
Haven Meged: Miles City, Montanna – $4,000
Lane Livingston: Seymour, Texas – $3,500
Hunter Herrin: Apache, Oklahoma – $3,375
Caleb Smidt: Bellvile, Texas – $3,250

Clayton Biglow’s confidence, drive and little luck helps him win Super Series I in Bareback Riding.

“Confidence and hard work helped me get to this spot tonight,” said Biglow. “Drawing the best two horses both nights also helps, but that’s just the luck of the game.”
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Clayton Biglow: Clements, California – $7,000
Tim O’Connel: Zwingle, Iowa – $4,750
Richmond Champion: Stevensville, North Carolina – $4,250
Kody Lamb: Sherwood Park, Alberta – $3,250

Roping partners Clay Smith and Jake Long have both had injuries during the last eight months. This has made them rely on each other more than they ever have before.
“Relying on my partner is the only way we will make it through this season,” said Long. “He’ll have to strap me to my saddle for the semifinals, the longer we’re here the better.”
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Clay Smith: Broken Bow, Oklahoma; and Jake Long: Coffeyville, Kansas – $10,000
Cody Snow: Los Olivos, California; and Wesley Thorp: Throckmorton, Texas – $8,000
Cory Kidd V: Statesville, North Carolina; and Lane Mitchell: Bolivar, Tennessee – $7,500
Jr. Dees: Aurora, South Dakota; and Ross Ashford: Lott, Texas – $7,000
Facing up with a fiery NFR bucking horse, Brody Cress was able to keep composed and maintain a calm mind set when preparing for his ride.

“I try to do the same thing every time,” said Cress.
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Brody Cress: Hillsdale, Wyoming – $6,250
Ross Griffin: Tularosa, New Mexico – $4,500
Lefty Holman: Visalia, California – $4,000
Kade Bruno: Challis, Idaho – $3,750

The steer wrestlers had a tough time with the fast cattle, but Jacob Talley proved consistent throughout the Super Series I to secure the win.
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Jacob Talley: Keatchie, Louisiana – $5,500
Stetson Jorgensen: Blackfoot, Idaho – $4,500
Tyler Waguespack: Gonzales, Louisiana – $3,250
Rowdy Parrott: Mamou, Louisiana – $3,000

The times in the barrel racing were fast, but Jordan Briggs and Andrea Busby were faster as they split the Super Series I win.
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Jordan Briggs: Tolar, Texas – $5,000
Andrea Busby: Brock, Texas – $5,000
Kricket Ginter: Eau Claire, Wisconsin – $4,250
Jessica Routier: Buffalo, South Dakota – $3,750
The defending RODEOHOUSTON®  breakaway roping champion, Erin Johnson, is on track to defend her title as she wins the Super Series I championship with consistent runs through all three rounds.
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Erin Johnson: Fowler, Colorado – $5,000
Jackie Crawford: Stephenville, Texas – $3,750
Joey Williams: Volberg, Montana – $3,750
Kelsi Domer: Dublin, Texas – $3,500
Super Series I one of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ provided tough competition and matchups in the bull riding. JB Mauney was able to win round 3 of Super Series I with an 88.5 ride, however, Chance Schott came away with the overall Super Series I title.

“I like to keep bull riding simple. It’s better to let my body know what it needs to do and keep my head out of the way,” said Mauney.
Advancing to the Championship Round:
Chance Schott: Mclaughlin, South Dakota – $5,000
Stetson Wright: Milford, Utah – $4,000
JB Mauney: Stephenville, Texas -$3,000
Jacob O’Mara: Montpelier, Louisiana – $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, Sunday, March 19. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, 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.
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 is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. For more information, visit and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.

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