RodeoHouston: Championship

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Today is the day for 2023 RodeoHouston Champions to be crowned. After five Super Series bringing us big scores, fast times and narrowing down the playing field, ten cowboys and cowgirls from each event have one last round to fight for the title and coveted $50,000.

BAREBACK RIDING

Reigning World Champion Jess Pope has matched up with the paint horse that turns heads at every rodeo, Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Dream Machine. In 2023, two big scores have been put on the board aboard Dream Machine and Pope is sure to bring a third.

Cole ReinerDisco Party
Keenan HayesAin’t No Angel
Kaycee FeildGuardian Angel
Jayco RoperNight Delta
Leighton BerryShady Nights
Tim O’ConnellOn Second Thought
Chad RutherfordFreckled Frog
Sam PetersenWilliam Wallace
Richmond ChampionScarlett Belle
Jess PopeDream Machine

STEER WRESTLING

J.D. Struxness’s wreck during his Super Series did not slow him down as he battled back to be in the Final Round and gunning for that RodeoHouston Championship. Stetson Jorgensen and Tyler Waguespack are two that Struxness is up against.

Jacob Talley
Rowdy Parrott
Cody Devers
Stetson Jorgensen
Stephen Culling
Jesse Brown
JD Struxness
Clayton Hass
Tyler Waguespack
Dalton Massey

TEAM ROPING

Nelson Wyatt and Justin Davis have made their way into another Finals at their second big rodeo as a team. With multiple NFR teams in the draw like Tanner Tomlinson and Patrick Smith along with Brenten Hall and Paden Bray, the team roping is anybody’s game.

Coy RahlmannJonathan Torres
Levi SimpsonCorey Hendrick
Nelson WyattJustin David
Cory Kidd VLane Mitchell
Marcus TheriotCole Curry
Chad MastersTrey Yates
Cody SnowWesley Thorp
Rhen RichardJeremy Buhler
Tanner TomlinsonPatrick Smith
Brenten HallPaden Bray

SADDLE BRONC RIDING

Brody Cress’s matchup is Tokyo Bubbles, a standout bronc of Calgary Stampede’s that is also known for taking cowboys to the pay window. Meanwhile, reigning World Champion Zeke Thurston has drawn Cervi’s Ricky Bobby, a bronc that records can be set on.

Brody CressTokyo Bubbles
Kade BrunoAlpha Dog
Isaac DiazDance Hall
Ben AndersenToma Jo
Sage NewmanHitman
Riggin SmithWild Cherry
Zeke ThurstonRicky Bobby
Ross GriffinLiza Jane
Chase BrooksCancun Moon
Ryder WrightPretty Woman

TIE-DOWN ROPING

The talk of the tie-down roping is the one and only Matt Shiozawa. Age is no thing for the Idaho calf roper as he gears up to rope against some of the today’s best young guns. He’s not the only veteran you’ll see. Tuf Cooper, Hunter Herrin and Adam Gray will be vying for a big win aw well.

Caleb Smidt
Shad Mayfield
Riley Webb
Beau Cooper
Adam Gray
Cory Solomon
Matt Shiozawa
Reese Riemer
Tuf Cooper
Hunter Herrin

BREAKAWAY ROPING

The World’s best breakaway ropers have made it to the finals at RodeoHouston. JJ Hampton, Jackie Crawford and Martha Angelone along with reigning RodeoHouston Champion Erin Johnson are sure to put on a clinic before crowning a champion.

Martha Angelone
Tiffany Schieck
Sarah Angelone
Jordan Jo Hollabaugh
JJ Hampton
Jackie Crawford
Joey Williams
Cheyanne Guillory
Erin Johnson
Hali Williams

BARREL RACING

Big names make up the barrel racing finals and a National Finals cowgirl that is on the roster is Sarah Rose Waguespack. She has made her return to ProRodeo in a big way on a special roan horse called Ranger.

Jessica Routier
Jordon Briggs
Sissy Winn
Kassie Mowry
Sarah Rose Waguespack
Shelley Morgan
Molly Otto
Summer Kosel
Wenda Johnson
Hailey Kinsel

BULL RIDING

All eyes will be on JB Mauney come the bull riding. The $7 million cowboy has drawn Cervi’s Roll Tide. The bull was out at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo where he bucked off Riggin Shippy. Two more contenders for the title are Jeff Askey and Ky Hamilton who have both been on a hot streak.

Ky HamiltonVitalix Flight Risk
Brady PortenierAnthrax
Josh FrostSlamwich
JB MauneyRoll Tide
Ernie Courson Jr. Full Send
Creek YoungChore Boy
Jeff Askey White Trash
Chance SchottDirty Mike
Tristin ParkerPredator
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