Monday Notebook, March 4: Lisa Lockhart, Jeff Askey Dominate Super Series 1 in Houston and More

The biggest winners from this past week in rodeo were those who claimed multiple rounds already in RodeoHouston

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By ProRodeo standards, it was a very light weekend with just four rodeos and one Xtreme Bulls.

However, one of those is RodeoHouston, the highest paying regular season rodeo of the year and that X Bulls in Lufkin, Texas paid more than $9,000 to the winners.

So, if you thought there was a chance to catch your breath with the more laid-back agenda, think again.

  • Barrel racer Lisa Lockhart Won Super Series 1 with the two fastest times of RodeoHouston so far. Lockhart closed down the opening Super Series with runs of 14.50 and 14.57 seconds in Rounds 2 and 3 to win a total of $6,750. Through the first two Super Series, no barrel racer has won as much as Lockhart, who is now No. 9 in the WPRA World Standings. In her illustrious career, Lockhart has never won RodeoHouston. Her best finish was second in 2011.
  • Dustin Boquet and Maverick Smith each won more than $9,000 for splitting first at the Lufkin Xtreme Bull Bash. Boquet did it on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Midnight Special while Smith rode Universal Pro Rodeos’ Rorschach. The 88.5 points they were both marked was the highest score of the season for both bull riders.
  • Steer wrestler Ty Erickson, saddle bronc rider Shane Fournier and bull rider Tristen Hutchings all won two rounds in Super Series 2. With $3,000 paid out to each Go-Round winner, all three advanced to the Semifinals with more than $6,000.
  • Jeff Askey is the only bull rider to go a perfect 3-for-3 so far in RodeoHouston. No one has earned more in Houston in any event than Askey, who has added $12,000 to his 2024 earnings thanks to ground money. After riding his first two bulls for 84 and 80.5 points in Rounds 1 and 2, his biggest payday was $7,500 in Round 3 when he was 79 points, but the only one to ride.
  • Saddle bronc rider Statler Wright picked up his fourth win of the season at the Matagorda County Fair and Rodeo (Texas). Wright was 85.5 points to in Bay City to cash in about $1,700 and also added another $4,250 in Houston to extend his lead as the No. 1 man in the PRCA World Standings. Wright’s nine Go-Round Wins are the most of any bronc rider this season, he had 12 all of 2023.
  • Reigning RodeoHouston Champion Riley Webb made the fastest run of the rodeo on his way to winning Super Series 2. Webb was 7.7 seconds to win Round 2 and also finished second in Round 3 with an 8.4. Both of those times are faster than the 8.9 Webb won the Shootout with a year ago.
  • Rookie bull rider Jax Mills won more than $6,500 for a 3-for-4 weekend. Mills rode a pair in Houston and also won the Matagorda County Fair with 85.5 points aboard. It marked the first win of the third-ranked Resistol Rookie’s career.
  • Bull rider Clayton Sellars extended his lead in the PRCA World Standings to more than $25,000. After adding about $4,800 for splitting third in Lufkin, Sellars now has more than $70,000. No other bull rider has more than $50,000. On the year, he is 16-for-24 and avearging more than 85 points per ride.