Utah bull rider Steve Woolsey has started off the final Super Series of RodeoHouston as hot as anybody can.
Woolsey, a five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier hasn’t posted a big ride in two rounds inside Reliant Stadium, but the 79 Sunday and the 81 Monday were round wins and worth $2,000 each. Woolsey also is the only bull rider to earn two qualified rides, so he also leads the average as well as the overall earnings.
Shawn Hogg, who was the runner-up Sunday night with a 74, and Corey Navarre, the No. 2 man Monday with an 80, have earned $1,000 each. But Woolsey has already clinched his spot in the semifinals, which begins Wednesday evening.
Steer wrestler Nick Guy has almost assured himself of a spot in the next level of play at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Guy won the second round of Super Series V with a 4.7-second run. He also finished second Sunday night, so he leads the standings with $3,000 and the average with 10.1 seconds on two runs.
Other leaders are barrel racer Deb Renger, $2,500; saddle bronc rider Wade Sundell, $3,000; team ropers Britt Williams and Bobby Harris, $5,000; bareback riders Will Lowe and Wes Stevenson, $2,000 each; and tie-down ropers Tuf Cooper, Shane Hanchey and Nate Baldwin.