Contestants at Tuesday night’s RodeoHouston BP Super Series V Championship Round continued their ride toward a $50,000 prize.


Hunter Herrin topped the tie-down roping event with winnings of $6,700. He said consistency will be his strategy in advancing toward the grand prize.
“Really we just have to focus on doing the same thing every night,” Herrin said. “My horse was great tonight, like he is every night, and he will really be the difference maker as we go into these final rounds.”
Advancing to Semifinal Rounds:
Hunter Herrin — Apache, Oklahoma — $6,700
Marty Yates — Stephenville, Texas — $4,900
Tuf Cooper — Decatur, Texas — $3,000
Catfish Brown — Collinsville, Texas — $2,500
Tanner Aus came out of the chute as Champion bareback rider for the BP Super Series V Championship Round.

“The biggest thing when you get to this point is to stay focused,” Aus said. “I was really thankful that I drew great tonight, but you just have to think about it one horse at a time.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Tanner Aus — Granite Falls, Montana — $6,183
Bobby Mote — Stephenville, Texas — $5,033
Kaycee Feild — Spanish Fork, Utah — $3,650
Ryan Gray — Reardan, Washington — $3,500

Riding with one of his heroes, Junior Nogueira was thrilled to partner with Jake Barnes and win the BP Super Series V Championship. Nogueria said he is still in awe to be roping with his idol.
“I watched every DVD of [RodeoHouston] back in Brazil,” Nogueira said. “He [Barnes] was one of the greats that I deeply admired while watching those DVDs, and it’s still such an honor he chose me to be his partner.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Jake Barnes, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Junior Nogueira, Scottsdale, Arizona — $12,900
Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Montana, and Paul Eaves, Millsap, Texas — $9,000
Tom Richards, Humbolt, Arizona, and Cesar De La Cruz, Tucson, Arizona — $5,800
Drew Horner, Plano, Texas, and Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas — $5,000
Saddle Bronc Riding Champion Dustin Flundra said he rides for his wife and family every night. Flundra said earning the $50,000 would give him more opportunities to go out and win more to help provide for his support system.

“My wife runs the flag here for the National Anthem,” Flundra said. “Seeing her run really inspires me, and also knowing our kids are here, it really pumps me up and keeps me going.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Dustin Flundra — Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada — $5,800
Bradley Harter — Loranger, Louisiana— $3,500
Sam Spreadborough — Snyder, Texas — $3,500
Wade Sundell — Boxholm, Iowa — $3,400

Riley Duvall, BP Super Series V Champion, said he keeps his strategy simple as he continues toward the Championship.
“We just have to go fast, get a good start, and be quick,” Duvall said. “My horse, Doc, is outstanding, and I know he’ll put me right where I need to be.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Riley Duvall — Checotah, Oklahoma — $9,350
Luke Branquinho — Los Alamos, California — $3,200
Tyler Waguespack — Gonzales, Louisiana — $2,900
Trevor Knowles — Mount Vernon, Oregon — $1,950

Lisa Lockhart, advancing to a Semifinal Round by earning $8,300, said everything in her career is entirely because of her family.
“It’s all a family ordeal,” Lockhart said. “My husband is back home in Montana exercising my other horse for me, and my daughters run my social media stuff and they also do rodeo. We’re all in this together.”
Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Lisa Lockhart — Oelrichs, South Dakota — $8,300
Samantha Lyne — Cotulla, Texas — $4,150
Sheena Robbins — Fresno, California — $3,200
Fallon Taylor — Whitesboro, Texas — $3,200
BP Super Series V Bull Riding Champion Wesley Silcox said there is nowhere else he would rather be than doing what he loves, riding bucking bulls.

“Bull riding changed my life,” Silcox said. “It was something that gave me motivation to be better.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Wesley Silcox — Santaquin, Utah — $5,800
Cody Teel — Kountze, Texas — $5,500
Joe Frost — Goodwell, Oklahoma — $5,300
Guthrie Murray — Miami, Oklahoma — $2,200

The top four from each event in the Semifinal rounds will advance to the RodeoHouston BP Super Series Championship, Saturday, March 21. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday, March 20, 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 BP Super Series continues through March 21, with the RodeoHouston Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, on Sunday, March 22.

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