RODEOHOUSTON® Super Series I Winners Saddle Up for Semifinals

by | Mar 6, 2020 | RODEOHOUSTON

Competitors were at the top of their game on Thursday, March 5, as they vied for the top four spots in each RODEOHOUSTON® Super Series event.



Tyson Durfey used his momentum to secure the Super Series I win in tie-down roping. No stranger to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, Durfey was the RODEOHOUSTON Champion Tie-Down Roper in 2016.


“To win RODEOHOUSTON for the second time would be a dream come true, but there are also a lot of other guys that want this same title,” Durfey said. “It’s going to take drawing the right calf and a fast run before it’ll all work out.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Tyson Durfey: Millsap, Texas— $7,000
  • Haven Meged: Miles City, Montana — $4,000
  • Caleb Smidt: Bellville, Texas — $3,750
  • Trevor Brazile: Decatur, Texas — $3,000



Jesse Pope won the Bareback Riding in Super Series I at his RODEOHOUSTON debut.


“I feel blessed,” Pope said. “It’s just an awesome feeling. This is the biggest stadium I’ve ever gotten to ride in and in front of so many people, it’s just really cool.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Jesse Pope: Garnett, Kansas — $6,000
  • Tilden Hooper: Fort Worth, Texas — $3,500
  • Tim O’Connell: Marshall, Missouri — $3,000
  • Ty Breuer: Mandan, North Dakota — $2,750



Team Tyler Wade and Billie Jack Saebens clinched the win in Super Series I Team Roping.

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Tyler Wade: Terrell, Texas; and Billie Jack Saebens: Nowata, Oklahoma — $12,000
  • Clay Tryan: Lipan, Texas; and Jake Long, Morgan Mill, Texas — $7,000
  • Cody Snow: Stephenville, Texas; and Paul Eaves: Millsap, Texas — $5,500
  • Jeff Flenniken: Caldwell, Idaho; and Tyler Worley: Berryville, Arkansas — $5,500



Rusty Wright won the Super Series I Saddle Bronc Riding and has advanced to the Semifinals. Wright’s favorite part of RODEOHOUSTON is the energy of the fans.


“I can hear the fans when I’m riding, and it pumps me up,” Wright said.

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Rusty Wright: Milford, Utah — $8,000
  • Taos Muncy: Corona, New Mexico — $3,375
  • Benji Anderson: Eckville, Alberta, Canada – $2,375
  • Shorty Garrett: Dupree, South Dakota — $1,500



Hunter Cure took home the win in Super Series I Steer Wrestling.


“My favorite part of RODEOHOUSTON is the enormity of the volunteers who contribute to put on such a wonderful event of this scale,” Cure said.

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Hunter Cure: Holliday, Texas — $5,750
  • Stockton Graves: Alva, Oklahoma — $5,000
  • Jule Hazen: Ashland, Kansas — $3,750
  • Blake Mindemann: Blanchard, Oklahoma — $2,000



Kricket Gintner clinched the Super Series I Barrel Racing win after three consistent runs, advancing to the semifinals.

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Kricket Gintner: Eu Claire, Wisconsin — $8,500
  • Teri Bangart: Olympia, Washington — $6,500
  • Cheyenne Wimberley: Stephenville, Texas — $1,750
  • Shelley Morgan: Eustace, Texas — $1,625



Boudreaux Campbell secured the win in the Super Series I Bull Riding.


“I’ve been coming to the RODEOHOUSTON watching the sheep riding and bull riding since I was 3-or 4-years-old,” Campbell said. “My dad would bring me almost every year.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Boudreaux Campbell: Crockett, Texas — $6,000
  • Stetson Wright: Beaver, Utah — $3,000
  • Dustin Boquet: Bourg, Louisiana — $2,750
  • Cole Fischer: Jefferson City, Missouri — $2,000


The top four from each event in each Super Series round will advance to the Semifinal rounds. The top four from each event in the Semifinal rounds will advance to the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship on Sunday, March 22. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round on Saturday, March 21, where the top two from each event will advance to the championship. Each event champion will walk away with $50,000, in addition to their previous winnings. The Super Shootout ® presented by Crown Royal, will be held Sunday, March 15.


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