FORT WORTH, Texas – The inaugural Fort Worth Super Shootout on Thursday night turned into a presentation of rodeo’s brightest star displaying their talent on Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo bucking animals.
The shootout, which is part of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo, featured event winners from some of the most prestigious rodeos in the world in a two-round championship format inside historic Will Rogers Coliseum. When the curtain closed, five champions were crowned, three of which earned their titles on Carr animals.
Kaycee Feild, the reigning three-time world champion bareback rider from Payson, Utah, posted an arena record 92.5-point ride on Dirty Jacket to claim the $10,000, first-place prize in his event. Dirty Jacket, a 10-year-old bay gelding who was the Reserve World Champion Bareback horse in 2013 and the two-time Texas Circuit Bareback Horse of the Year, helped cowboys to victories 11 of 12 times from February-November last season.
J.W. Harris, a four-time and reigning world champ from Mullin, Texas, matched moves with Medicine Show for 91 points to win bull riding. That was the same bull Harris rode for 88.5 points to win the fourth go-round at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In saddle bronc riding, three-time NFR qualifier Cort Scheer of Elsmere, Neb., posted a 90.5-point ride on Big Tex to win the title.
But that’s just a small taste of the importance of Carr livestock to the key players in the shootout. In the final round, Carr animals were a big part of bareback riding. In addition to Feild’s winning ride, Bobby Mote of Stephenville, Texas, finished third after scoring 88 points on Good Time Charlie, while Tom McFarland of Bowie, Texas, placed fourth on Scarlett’s Web.
In the first go-round, two-time NFR qualifier Caleb Bennett of Morgan, Utah, scored 89.5 points to win bareback riding on Outa Sight, a 9-year-old paint mare that has been selected to buck at the NFR. Another great Carr horse, 10-year-old Night Bells, helped Feild to a runner-up finish in the long round with an 89.
Also in the first round, a pair of bronc riders posted 86.5-point rides to finish in a tie for second place; Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa, rode Cool Runnings, while Chet Johnson of Douglas, Wyo., matched moves with Spur Strap. Canadian bull rider Tanner Byrne won the long round with a 90.5-point ride on Line Man; Harris placed second with an 86.5-point ride on Speck.