Champions advance to the semifinals in RodeoHouston® Super Series III — MARCH 15, 2017 — HOUSTON —  In another round of dust flying action, rodeo athletes filled RodeoHouston® Super Series Semifinal spots during the Super Series III Championship, Wednesday, March 15. The Semifinals are set for March 22 and 23, 2017.



In the battle for the Tie-Down Roping Championship title, Texas-native Scott Kormos took home the win in Super Series III. The married dad of three has competed at RodeoHouston for 13 years.


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Scott Kormos: Wortham, Texas — $5,750
Cory Solomon: Prairie View, Texas — $ 4,000

Cody McCartney: Temperance, Michigan — $3,000

Westyn Hughes: Caldwell, Texas — $3,000



Super Series III Bareback Riding Champion, Will Lowe, gets to see another round of RodeoHouston and a shot at the $50,000. After a tough ride, Lowe said he is looking forward to another opportunity to ride in Houston.


“I wish I had ridden a little better, but that’s how it goes,” Lowe said. “I got through it and I get another chance.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Will Lowe: Canyon, Texas — $5,500
Clint Laye: Pocatello, Idaho — $ 4,875

Orin Larsen: Inglis, Manitoba, Canada — $3,375

Jake Vold: Airdrie, Alberta, Canada — $3,000



Coleman Procter and Billie Saebens have a long history of growing up and roping together, and tonight, they added another milestone to their friendship — winning the RodeoHouston Super Series III Team Roping Championship.


Saebens said he is proud of his team’s performance, and is looking forward to the next round.


“We had some good steers,” Saebens said. “My partner did a good job, and we got one step closer.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Coleman Proctor: Pryor, Oklahoma; and Billie Saebens: Nowata, Oklahoma — $9,500
Zac Small: Welch, Oklahoma; and Levi Lord: Sturgis, South Dakota — $ 8,000

Clay Smith: Bowie, Texas; and Paul Eaves: Milsap, Texas — $8,000

Chad Masters: Cedar Hill, Tennessee; and Travis Graves: Bluff Dale, Texas — $6,000



Jacobs Crawley won all three rounds of RodeoHouston Super Series III, securing the title of Super Series III Saddle Bronc Riding Champion. His 91 point ride in round three made him the highest scoring rough stock rider in the series, thus far.


“I grew up rodeoing, ever since I can remember and it grew into something I loved,” Crawley said. “There are more aspects about rodeo than just the event; it’s travelling, seeing new things, being your own boss. It’s an adventure going across the country and doing something you love.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Jacobs Crawley: Boerne, Texas — $9,000
Cody Demoss: Heflin, Louisiana — $4,438

Ryder Wright: Milford, Utah — $3,750

Luke Butterfield: Ponoka, Alberta, Canada — $2,188



Ty Erickson took home the Steer Wrestling Champion Title in RodeoHouston Super Series III. Erickson said it took some luck to come out on top for this series.


“It’s important,” Erickson said. “But at this level everyone is so good, it really depends on the steer and the day.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Ty Erickson: Helena, Montana — $6,000
Clayton Hass: Weatherford, Texas — $5,250

Shane Frey: Marlow, Oklahoma — $4,000

JD Struxness: Appleton, Minnesota — $3,500



Stevi Hillman and her horse, Truck, raced their way to the Semifinals by winning the 2017 RodeoHouston Super Series III Championship. Hillman said most of the credit goes to Truck.


“I’m so excited,” Hillman said. “I am beyond proud of my horse, he has earned his spot here.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Stevi Hillman: Weatherford, Texas — $6,000
Jana Bean: Ft. Hancock, Texas — $ 3,750

Brenda Mays: Terrebonne, Oregon — $3,000

Pamela Capper: Cheney, Washington — $3,000



The first bullrider to ride all three bulls in the 2017 RodeoHouston Super Series, and one of only two riders to make it to the eight second buzzer tonight, Brennon Eldred rightfully earned a spot in the Semifinals. However, the Super Series III Bull Riding Champion, said sucess is not all about the bulls drawn or physical abilities.


“Bull riding is 99 percent mental,” Eldred said. “Once you learn how to control your mind, then you’ve got it beat.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Brennon Eldred: Sulphur, Oklahoma — $7,500

Cody Teel: Kountze, Texas — $3,500

Cole Melancon: Hull, Texas — $3,000

Sage Steele Kimzey: Strong City, Oklahoma — $2,000


The top four from each event in 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 25. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday, March 24, 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 25, with the RodeoHouston Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, on Sunday, March 26.


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