Super Series Finish: Day 1 Recap
Last night the Super Series finish kicked off in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards’ Cowtown Coliseum, where 64 rodeo athletes are battling it out in 3 days of rodeo competition and 7 performances.
Being that the Houston rodeo had to be shut down in the middle of the competition due to the Coronavirus outbreak, The PRCA’s Super Series Finish will allow athletes to win earnings to count towards the PRCA | RAM World Standings.
Unfortunately no fans are being let in to watch from the stands at Cowtown Coliseum, but you can catch all of the action LIVE on The Cowboy Channel or the PRCA on The Cowboy Channel+ app. Click here for the programming schedule.
On Friday night the competition commenced with the bareback riding. Seven athletes took on the bucking horses of Frontier Rodeo Company and Pete Carr ProRodeo, but it was Aussie Jamie Howlett who turned in the highest score with an 85 point ride, narrowly beating out 4X World Champion Kaycee Feild who scored 84.5. Jacobs Crawley the only one to get into the 80s in the saddle bronc with an 84-point ride, while calf roper turned bull rider Trey Benton III notched the only qualified ride in the bull riding with a score of 82.5 points.
In the timed events, Texas cowgirl and her unusually speedy paint (known appropriately as Paint) had the fastest run in the barrel racing, stopping the clock at 14.18 seconds, and Texas tie-down roper John Douch got it done in just 7.5 seconds for the round win. Brenten Hall and partner Chase Tryan took first in the team roping with a time of 3.8 seconds, and young Bridger Anderson had the top time in the steer wrestling, coming in at under 4 seconds.
Day 2 of the Super Series Finish starts Saturday at 11PM ET.