Past prestigious champions compete at RodeoHouston Super Shootout
HOUSTON – Champion athletes from eight qualifying rodeos competed Sunday in the RodeoHouston Super Shootout.
The athletes and teams came from rodeos that included Calgary Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, National Western Stock Show, Reno Rodeo, Rodeo Austin, RodeoHouston, and the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo.
Austin Foss' set a personal best with a 91-point ride in bareback riding, securing the champion title and earning him $25,000.
“It’s not every day you get to be 91 in front of such great fans in such a great place,” Foss said.
In the saddle bronc riding, Cort Scheer won the title with a 92-point ride, tying the arena record.
“I have no words,” Scheer said. “The fans here are so cool. It’s an honor to represent Houston.”
Nick Guy took home the steer wrestling championship title with a 4.9-second run.
“It’s great to win something like this,” Guy said. “To compete against eight guys for $25,000 in one day is awesome.”
In the barrel racing competition, Lisa Lockhart took home the title with a 14.06-second run.
“You just have to go out and give it your all every time,” Lockhart said. “Winning this [RodeoHoustonSuper Shootout] is an accolade and I am proud of it.”
A previous winner at RodeoHouston, Aaron Pass took the champion title home for the bull riding event with a 90-point ride.
“My bull was really good,” Pass said. “It felt good to get a 90 on him like I’ve done before.”
The prizes in the competition totaled $250,000.