Over the last four days, Seth Glause of Rock Springs, Wyo., has done some heavy lifting at RodeoHouston.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the three-time NFR qualifier competed in bull riding. He and the other seven bull riders failed to mark a qualified ride in the opening night of Super Series III. Glause, though, took advantage of the final two rounds of the competition; he won the second round with an 80.5, then finished runner-up in the third round with an 82. He won the average and collected $6,200.
More importantly, he advanced to the semifinals in RodeoHouston’s bracketed format.
On Thursday night, Glause competed in saddle bronc riding. His 78.5-point ride in the first round of Super Series IV was good enough for a fourth-place tie with Oregonian Mert Bradshaw and worth $250 for each cowboy. It wasn’t a big chunk of change, but in a format where the top four contestants in money won in each event advance, every little bit helps.