Everyday is a good day to be a world champion. Sunday was a little better than most for those who are part of Super Series V at RodeoHouston.
Of the seven events, the first round was won by four world champions – tie-down roper Tuf Cooper (2011), team roping-header Clay Tryan (2005), bull rider Wesley Silcox (2007) and barrel racer Lindsay Sears (2008, ’11).
The chances are pretty good that a number of world titlists will come away with big money in the final Super Series of Houston’s bracketed format: 11 are in the field.
But for now, Cooper, Tryan, Silcox and Sears are $2,500 richer. That gives them a leg up in advancing to the semifinals. They still have three other opportunities to earn the money needed: the top four in each of the two remaining go-rounds and the top four in the three-head average.
The top four money-earners in each event advance and still have a shot at the $50,000 prize to the Super Shootout winners.