Rodeo winners claim titles, money
8 winners claim at least $50K each
HOUSTON – After their best performances, eight RodeoHouston Super Series athletes earned a champion title and $50,000 each on Saturday.
Tyson Durfey won in the tie-down roping with a nine-second run.
“This has been one of my goals throughout my rodeo career and to have a RodeoHouston championship under my belt is amazing,” he said.
Kaycee Field took the title for bareback riding, scoring a 90-point championship ride. That gives him back-to-back wins and his fourth RodeoHouston win in the past five years.
“This win is amazing to honor my father, he was a great man,” Feild said. “I’m blessed to be his son.”
Clay Tryan and Jade Corkhill took the championship title for team roping, winning more than $100,000 as a team.
“This is the biggest rodeo we go to all year,” Tryan said. “When you want to be considered one of the best teams in the world, you have to win events like this.”
With an 85-point ride, Clay Elliot took the saddle bronc riding victory.
“It hasn’t quite sunk in yet,” Elliott said. “I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with $50,000 dollars.”
In his fifth year to compete at RodeoHouston, Dakota Eldridge won the Super Series Steer Wrestling championship title.
“I had more drive and more ambition this time,” Eldridge said. “I really wanted to win Houston this year.”
Earning a second RodeoHouston barrel racing championship, Mary Berger had a 14.15-second run on her horse, Bo.
“RodeoHouston has always been one of my favorite rodeos,” Burger said. “It’s the prestige and the money, and I just feel like I’m on cloud nine.”
In a 90-point ride, and earning back-to-back wins, Sage Steele Kimzey took the reins on the bull riding championship.
“To win it twice is really fulfilling,” Kimzey said. “It puts my name up there with an elite group of guys.”