Houston’s heyday equals payday

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Three-time world champion Sherry Cervi placed in all three go-rounds of RodeoHouston’s Super Series II and won the average, pocketing $6,600 for her three days of work at Reliant Stadium.

She also advanced to the next round of the bracketed format, which is the second most important aspect to getting off to a good start in the south Texas city. The contestant in each event who wins the championship round on the 19th night of the stock show’s rodeo will earn $50,000.

Cort Scheer of Elsmere, Neb., had the biggest paycheck of any competitor in Super Series II. He placed in three go-rounds — he won the first round, was runner-up in the second and split the victory with Cody DeMoss in the third — to win the average and collect $8,050.

That’s less than one-tenth of his earnings at Houston a year ago. Not only did Scheer win the saddle bronc riding title at the rodeo, he also won the Super Shootout. In all, he won $88,350. He’s well on his way to doing it again.

Super Series III is already under way. The second round begins tonight. That means seven of 20 performances are in the books. We’re a third of the way home, so we’ve got a lot more rodeo ahead in the next couple of weeks.


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