Team Durango Shows Out at Rodeo Houston
The 2023 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was one to remember for two members of Team Durango®. Barrel Racer Jordon Briggs went back-to-back, taking home $58,000 and the championship for the second year in a row after clocking in at 14.73 seconds during the Championship Shootout. Tie-Down Roper Riley Webb also took home $55,625 and the title with a time of 8.9 seconds in the Championship Shootout.
Other members of Team Durango® performed well at RODEOHOUSTON, which was held at NRG Park in Houston from February 28th through March 19th. Five more members qualified for the Championship rounds and 3 reaching the Semifinals.
Saddle Bronc Rider Zeke Thurston made it to the Championship Shootout, taking 4th with a score of 81. Breakaway Roper Martha Angelone qualified for the Championship round, but came up just short of the Championship Shootout with a time of 3.3 seconds. Tie-Down Roper Caleb Smidt qualified for the Championship rounds on Sunday, March 19th but also came up just short of the Championship Shootout, placing 5th with a time of 10.8 seconds. Steer Wrestler Jacob Talley also made it to the Championship round, placing 10th after clocking in at 15.9 seconds. Breakaway Roper Cheyanne Guillory qualified for the Championship round, placing 7th.
In some of his first action since returning from a broken thumb suffered while competing at last year's NFR, Bareback Rider Orin Larsen qualified for the Semifinals round, placing 6th with a score of 79.5. Barrel Racer Stevi Hillman qualified for the Semifinals round and came up just short of qualifying for the finals with a time of 14.72 seconds. Breakaway Roper Kelsie Domer qualified for the Semifinals after placing 4th in Super Series I.