— MARCH 18, 2016 — HOUSTON — RODEOHOUSTON Super Series IV Champions advance to the Semifinals set for March 22 and 23, 2017.



Oklahoma native Bryson Sechrist earned the 2017 Super Series IV Tie-Down Roping Champion title in a close match. Sechrist said he owes some of the credit to luck.

“I’m pretty excited,” Sechrist said. “This is what I wanted to do coming in, and I got lucky and did it.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Bryson Sechrist: Apache, Oklahoma — $3,750

Blane Cox: Cameron, Texas — $3,000

Hunter Herrin: Apache, Oklahoma — $3,000

Sterling Smith: Stephenville, Texas — $2,875



Super Series IV Bareback Riding Champion Jessy Davis has competed at RODEOHOUSTON for 10 years. He said he chose to ride bareback after trying out bulls for a while but decided to stick with the wild and flamboyant bareback event. Davis said his horse for this round almost caused a problem.


“The horse was a little more than I was expecting today,” Davis said. “It [the ride] was a blur, but it worked out pretty good.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Jessy Davis: Power, Montana — $4,875

Tyler Nelson: Victor, Idaho — $4,000

Ty Breuer: Mandan, North Dakota — $4,000

Clayton Biglow: Clements, California — $3,375


TEAM ROPING Longtime friends Erich Rogers and Cory Petska started roping together five years ago, and are the 2017 Super Series IV Team Roping Champions. Petska said RODEOHOUSTON is a great rodeo because of the fans and the committees.

“It’s exciting to be in front of these fans,” Petska said. “I’m happy to be here, and thankful for the committee who makes this happen.”

Rogers said he is always ready for the next round of RODEOHOUSTON.


“This is a prestigious rodeo,” Rogers said. “I wish they could have one of these every month of the year.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Erich Rogers: Round Rock, Arizona; and Cory Petska: Marana, Arizona — $9,000

Kolton Schmidt: Barrhead, Alberta, Canada; and Shay Carroll: Hico, Texas — $7,500

Billy Bob Brown: Carbon, Texas; and Logan Medlin: Tatum, New Mexico — $7,000

Trevor Brazile: Decatur, Texas; and Patrick Smith: Lipan, Texas — $7,000



During his seventh visit to RODEOHOUSTON, Cort Scheer picked up the title of Super Series IV Saddle Bronc Riding Champion. Scheer said it is not just the horses or the competition he loves about RODEOHOUSTON — it’s the crowd.

“This crowd is probably one of the loudest crowds you ever ride in front of,” Scheer said. “It’s just a great time. The hospitality around here is unbelievable — second to none.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Cort Scheer: Elsmere, Nebraska — $6,000

Chuck Schmidt: Keldron, South Dakota — $4,750

Tyrell Smith: Sand Coulee, Montana — $3,000

Jesse Wright: Milford, Utah — $2,875



Nick Guy traveled from Strasburg, Colorado, with a goal to win the largest rodeo in the world. After tonight, he’s one step closer by winning the Super Series IV Steer Wrestling Championship. It was a three-way tie for first place, but Guy had the fastest time for the round and secured the win.


“It’s not necessarily the competing that takes a toll,” Guy said. “It’s the hundreds of miles behind the wheel, fast food and being away from family. It’s a lifestyle you acquire. It’s not for everybody, that’s for sure.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Nick Guy: Strasburg, Colorado — $4,000

Tyler Pearson: Louisville, Mississippi — $4,000

Todd Suhn: Weatherford, Texas — $4,000

Tyler Waguespack: Gonzales, Louisiana — $3,500



Although she is more used to training the horses than riding them, Kassie Mowry earned the title of Super Series IV Barrel Racing Champion. Mowry said she is excited to make it so far in such tough competition.

“This is the top of the food chain in the rodeo world,” Mowry said. “This rodeo means everything.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Kassie Mowry: Dublin, Texas — $7,000

Ivy Conrado: Hudson, Colorado — $6,000

Sherry Cervi: Marana, Arizona — $3,000

Rachel Dice: Byron, California — $2,000



Native Texan Bayle Worden was named the Super Series IV Bull Riding Champion. He advances to the Semifinals with $5,500 after the third round. Worden said this is an adrenaline rush for him, and he enjoys the RODEOHOUSTON crowd.


“Especially here, you make a good ride, and you look up and you got all these people screaming for you,” Worden said. “It’s something else. It’s pretty awesome. It gets your blood pumping.”


Advancing to Semifinal Round:

Bayle Worden: Cooper, Texas — $5,500

Trey Benton III: Rock Island, Texas — $4,500

Jeff Askey: Athens, Texas — $3,000

Trevor Reiste: Linden, Iowa — $2,000


The top four in each event from each Super Series will advance to a Semifinal Round. Then, 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 Friday, March 24, in the Wild Card Round, 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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