Western Sports Roundup: Cactus Reining Classic

Western Sports Roundup: Cactus Reining Classic

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These are the latest headlines from Western Sports Roundup.

Two superstar reining horses battled it out at the at the Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

J.B. Mauney won his second Built Ford Tough Series of 2014 - watch his winning ride in the video above.

The 30th annual Timed Event Championship of the World handed out more than $150,000 at the Lazy E Arena over the weekend.

Rodeo Houston is officially right in the middle of their nightly rodeo action – You can watch the top four in each event from Super Series 2.

Cactus Reining Classic

In Arizona, The Cactus Reining Classic handed out more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.

Past National Reining Horse Association, or NRHA, futurity winner, Jordan Larson, made quite a showing with his horse Show Me The Buckles.

The run happened to be just as good as another run that night, and without a doubt, the tie-breaker in the Lucas Oil Level 4 Open Derby between Larson and Franco Bertolani was the week's highlight.

Larson's run-off run marked a 228.5 and a paycheck of more than $8,000.

Brazilian Bertolani, riding CFR Centenario Wimpy, marked the highest, with a score of 231.5 to win close to $14,000.

After one of the arguably best run-offs in recent history, Bertolani spoke.

"What I really feel really good the first stop. The first stop I could feel like long and I could feel like, I don't know, but close to plus one and a half stop and rolling back's good. He's a big heart. He's a big heart. He gave me everything he could," said Bertolani.

J.B. Mauney

The PBR's current world champion, J.B. Mauney won his second Built Ford Tough Series with an 89.25 ride aboard RMEF Team Elk in Phoenix.

The win moves Mauney from sixth to third in the PBR world standings.

Timed Event Championship

The Timed Event Championship was a gathering of the world's toughest 20 all around cowboys.

After Sunday's fifth round, three young guns finished in the top spots.

Congratulations go to 24-year-old Paul David Tierney, 22-year-old Clay Smith in second place, and 27-year-old Russell Cardoza in third.

Tierney, whose father has won the event four times, becomes the 12th man to win the gold buckle in the event's 30-year history.

Watch RFD-TV's 2-hour Timed Event Championship special on Wednesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Rodeo Houston

It was a very busy weekend in Houston for the Super Series 2. Watch the video above for results.

The rodeo continues through Sunday, March 23.

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