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Erickson, Reilly among semifinalists at RodeoHouston

Posted at 4:10 PM, Mar 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:37:02-04

HOUSTON, Tex. – Competitors were at the top of their game on Saturday, March 10, as they rode their way to the Semifinals. After a thrilling Super Series IV, 28 cowboys and cowgirls advanced to the Semifinals set for March 14 and 15, 2018.

Tyler Milligan of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, advanced to the RODEOHOUSTON semifinals with an 8.5 second run in round three of Super Series IV. Milligan said he has always had a rope and pair of boots.

“It’s in my blood,” Milligan said. “I love it because everyone is always cheering for you and everyone is always on your side.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:
Tyler Milligan: Pawhuska, Oklahoma — $5,000
Jake Pratt: Ellensburg, Washington — $4,000
Trevor Brazile: Decatur, Texas — $3,750
Cimarron Boardman: Stephenville, Texas — $3,000

Devan Reilly of Sheridan, Wyoming, won the Super Series IV Bareback Riding Championship title with three solid rides. Reilly said he seeks to always be a student of the game.

“It’s been a blessing,” Reilly said. “These are good horses, and I rode well. The horse did its job and so did I.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:
Devan Reilly: Sheridan, Wyoming — $4,875
Clint Laye: Pocatello, Idaho — $4,750
Tyler Nelson: Victor, Idaho — $4,000
Will Lowe: Canyon, Texas — $3,000

Trevor Brazile and Wyatt Cox won the Team Roping at Super Series IV after three runs. Brazile said he and his partner are in their first year competing together.
“He came to my house, and we roped one time to make sure we were on the same page,” Brazile said. “The rest is just good luck.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:
Trevor Brazile: Decatur, Texas; and Wyatt Cox: Arroyo Grande, California — $10,000
Marcus Theriot: Poplarville, Mississippi; and Cody Doescher: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — $8,000
Nelson Wyatt: Clanton, Alabama; and Trace Porter: Leesville, Louisiana — $6,000
Jr Dees: Aurora, South Dakota; and Tyler McKnight: Wells, Texas — $6,000

CoBurn Bradshaw of Milford, Utah, rode Wild Cherry for an 88 to advance to the Semifinals. Bradshaw said it’s important to find the right saddle that fits you well.

“I got started when my dad bought me a bronc saddle from a pawnshop,” Bradshaw said. “My dad said he always wanted to do it as a kid, but he never had enough money, so he brought the saddle home.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:
CoBurn Bradshaw: Milford, Utah — $7,500
Heith DeMoss: Heflin, Louisiana — $6,250
Jade Blackwell: Piedmont, South Dakota — $2,750
Ty Manke: Piedmont, South Dakota — $1,375

Stockton Graves of Alva, Oklahoma, won Steer Wrestling at Super Series IV, solidifying his spot in the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals. Graves is a rodeo coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and enjoys being around the youth in the sport.

“Being a coach makes me rodeo better,” Graves said, “and it keeps me youthful and competitive.”

Advancing to a Semifinal Round:
Stockton Graves: Alva, Oklahoma — $6,750
Scott Guenthner: Provost, Alberta, Canada — $4,000
Ty Erickson: Helena, Montana — $3,000
Sterling Lambert: Fallon, Nevada — $2,000

Super Series IV Barrel Racing Champion, Carley Richardson, advanced to the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals after three solid runs. Richardson said she began riding when she was three and has been competing with this horse for 10 years.

“I grew up in the sport,” Richardson said, “but the biggest challenge is trying not to change my game plan just because there’s a lot of money on the line.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Carley Richardson: Pampa, Texas — $6,000
Emily Miller: Weatherford, Oklahoma — $4,500
Ivy Conrado: Hudson, Colorado — $3,500
Kelly Tovar: Rockdale, Texas — $3,000

Dalan Duncan won Bull Riding at Super Series IV and will be advancing to the RODEOHOUSTON Semifinals. Duncan said he is looking forward to participating in the Semifinals.

“That ride fired me up a little bit more,” Duncan said. “I’m ready to come back strong and ride everything I can.”

Advancing to Semifinal Round:
Dalan Duncan: Bluffdale, Utah — $4,000
Cole Melancon: Hull, Texas — $4,000
Trevor Reiste: Linden, Iowa — $3,750
Jordan Spears: Redding, California — $3,000

The top four from each event from each Super Series will advance to a Semifinal Round. The top four from each event in the Semifinal rounds will advance to the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship, Saturday, March 17. The remaining six from each event in the two semifinals will compete in the Wild Card Round, Friday, March 16, where the top two from each event will advance to the Championship. Each event champion will walk away with a $50,000 payout, in addition to previous winnings. The RODEOHOUSTON Super Series continues through March 17, with the RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout: North America’s Champions® presented by Crown Royal, on Sunday, March 18.