Tana Renick is exploding onto the rodeo scene, and she made even more noise Thursday-Saturday during Super Series IV at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
The Kingstown, Okla., barrel racer won the first go-round of the series Thursday night, then added a second-place finish during Saturday’s third round. It all added up to the three-run average championship and $7,000 in earnings.
That propelled her to the semifinals at RodeoHouston, which take place Wednesday and Thursday. The other three cowgirls from the series that qualified were Anessa Self, Angie Meadors and Lisa Lockhart, all of whom have competed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Renick hasn’t played on ProRodeo’s grandest stage just yet, but she’s doing the things it’s going to take to make that important trip to Las Vegas. She won the Prairie Circuit championship last year and finished 26th in the final Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s NFR standings.
Other event winners in Super Series IV are:
Tie-down roping: Houston Hutto, $6,667
Bareback riding: Clint Cannon, $8,000
Team roping: Aaron Tsinigine/Gabe Gwaltney, $5,000 each
Saddle bronc riding: Cody DeMoss, $7,000
Steer wrestling: Lee Graves, $6,500
Bull riding: Bobby Welsh, $9,000