Super Series III Winners Secure Spots in the RODEOHOUSTON® Semifinals

by | Mar 7, 2018 | RODEOHOUSTON

Competitors were at the top of their game on Wednesday, March 7, as they rode their way to the top four spots in each RODEOHOUSTON event. After a thrilling Super Series III, 28 cowboys and cowgirls advanced to the Semifinals set for March 14 and 15, 2018.



Cade Swor of Chico, Texas, advanced to the RODEOHOUSTON semifinals after a redemption run of 8.8 seconds in round three of Super Series III.

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:

  • Cade Swor: Chico, Texas — $4,750
  • Cody Quaney: Cheney, Kansas — $3,000
  • Cory Solomon: Prairie View, Texas— $3,000
  • Westyn Hughes: Caldwell, Texas — $3,000



Ty Breuer of Mandan, North Dakota, won the Super Series III Bareback Riding Championship title with three solid rides in the Series. Breuer said it’s really important to stay in shape physically, and training is what has helped him to prepare for the rodeo season.

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:

  • Ty Breuer: Mandan, North Dakota — $6,750
  • Tanner Aus: Pennock, Minnesota — $4,500
  • Jessy Davis: Power, Montana — $3,375
  • Clayton Biglow: Clements, California — $3,375



Clayton Hass and John Robertson won the Team Roping at Super Series III after three quick runs in the Series. Robertson said he and his partner began working together last year, and so far everything has gone well.


“We did good in the first two rounds, which took the pressure off [the third round], but I try not to think about the finals too much,” Robertson said.

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:

  • Clayton Hass: Weatherford, Texas, and John Robertson: Polson, Montana — $12,500
  • Kaleb Driggers: Stephenville, Texas, and Junior Nogueira: Burleson, Texas — $9,000
  • Derrick Begay: Winslow, Arizonia, and Clay Cooper: Gardnerville, Nevada — $8,000
  • Jake Orman: Huntsville, Texas, and Will Woodfin: Marshall, Texas — $5,500



Jacobs Crawley won Saddle Bronc Riding in Super Series III. Crawley said his past winnings help take a little pressure off competing in the upcoming finals, but it takes a great rider and a great ride to win, and it’s win or go home, Crawley said.


“I love Rodeo because it’s a humbling sport,” Crawley said. “You ride against your best friends but you are competing against an animal.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:

  • Jacobs Crawley: Boerne, Texas — $7,000
  • Brody Cress: Hillsdale, Wyoming — $4,250
  • Ryder Wright: Beaver, Utah — $4,000
  • Spencer Wright: Milford, Utah — $3,250



Dakota Eldridge won Steer Wrestling at Super Series III, solidifying his spot in the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals. Eldridge joked about the nature of the sport and that he only tries to rip a few shirts a year because it’s hard on the pocketbook. He is confident going into the Championship at RODEOHOUSTON this year.


“Winning [a] Super Series is awesome because you get on a role and stay on a role,” Eldridge said, “and I want to win.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:

  • Dakota Eldridge: Elko, Nevada — $5,000
  • Blake Knowles: Heppner, Oregon — $5,000
  • Clayton Hass: Weatherford, Texas — $3,000
  • Curtis Cassidy: Donalda, Alberta, Canada — $3,000



Super Series III Barrel Racing Champion, Tracy Nowlin advanced to the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals after a thrilling 14.68 second run in round three — the fastest barrel racing time in 2018 at RODEOHOUSTON.


“It felt fast,” Nowlin said. “The third barrel is always the hardest. When I was 11 years old, I had a yellow horse that taught me how to run the first barrel, but he didn’t turn the third so that is always in my mind.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Tracy Nowlin: Nowata, Oklahoma — $5,000
  • Sherry Cervi: Marana, Arizona — $5,000
  • Carmel Wright: Roy, Montana — $4,500
  • Tiany Schuster: Krum, Texas — $3,000



Trey Benton won Bull Riding at Super Series III and will be advancing to the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals. Benton said it takes a lot of physical and mental strength to get up every morning to go ride a bull for a living.


“I’m happy as could be right now to go on to the next round,” Benton said. “Riding here every night gets me amped up because I’ve got a lot of family and friends here. I can’t thank them enough and hope I can give them a good show.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:

  • Trey Benton: Huntsville, Texas — $4,000
  • Boudreaux Campbell: Crockett, Texas — $3,000
  • Lon Danley: Tularosa, New Mexico — $3,000
  • Koby Radley: Holden, Louisiana — $3,000


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 17. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday, March 16, 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 RODEOHOUSTON Super Series continues through March 17, with the RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, on Sunday, March 18.

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