When Lindsay Sears goes to the bank, she tends to make a big deposit.
Sears and her great horse, Martha, won RodeoHouston with a 14.14-second run to edge Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
qualifier Carlee Pierce by one-hundredth of a second to win the $50,000 barrel racing prize in the Super Series Championship on Sunday afternoon. In all, Sears won $59,900 in southeast Texas. Pierce, who won $20,000 in the final round, earned $27,200 overall.
It was the first time in the 2012 season that Sears, the two-time and reigning world champion, had collected a check. It’s been three and a half months since she put any WPRA money in her bank account; the last time was just after the NFR. In the last three and a half months, the Canadian cowgirl has earned $193,458.
Here’s the funny part: She won’t even take over the top spot in the WPRA’s ProRodeo Standings — Brittany Pozzi had $62,941 when the standings were released this past Monday, and Benette Little was second with $52,065. They each won about $10,000 in Houston, but it’s unknown how much of those earnings had been tabulated into the standings, since payouts happened every round for 19 straight days.
Pierce, who had $44,254, so she’ll be in the mix for the No. 1 spot in the standings, too.
The fantastic horserace that is the 2012 season continues.