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Kormos wins RodeoHouston Super Series

In Tie-Down Roping

The Teague High School Theatre Department will have a public performance of their One Act Play, A Company of Wayward Saints, on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The performance will be at the Teague High School Auditorium; admission is $5.00. All are welcome to attend. 

The road to the 2014 BP Super Series Championship at RodeoHouston ended Saturday, March 22, and as the dust cleared Teague Tie-Down Roper emerged as the 2014 RodeoHouston Tie-Down Roping Champion.

The title is sweet but the $50,000 payout Kormos received for out roping nine other world-class ropers in the event is even sweeter. In all, Kormos pocketed a total of $55,300 at this year?s RodeoHouston.

Kormos couldn?t be caught after he laid down a lightning fast run of 8.0 seconds in the $50,000 Championship Shoot-Out last Saturday afternoon.

After winning the title, Kormos said he was thankful to cinch his second RodeoHouston win, after first capturing the title in 2005. ?Houston is something every cowboy wants,? Kormos said. ?Every year I?ve come here, I?ve wanted this. It?s been a tough winter; I?ve been struggling with some tough luck. I feel blessed to have this win.?

Following are a few highlights from the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo:

ATTENDANCE

- RODEOHOUSTON paid attendance reached a record 1,377,416 fans.

- Nine of the 2014 RODEOHOUSTON performances landed in the list of the Show?s top 20 paid Rodeo attendance records.

- Total attendance reached a record 2,485,721 visitors.

- The 2014 attendance number sets the 20-day total attendance record. The 2013 total attendance record of 2,506,238 visitors included a 21-day Show. (Total attendance also includes attendance for the World?s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.)

- The World?s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest entertained 249,332 people, Feb. 27 ? March 1.

RODEOHOUSTON

- RODEOHOUSTON committed $2.04 million to its contestants in 2014.

- The 2014 RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series, an international, invitation-only rodeo, featured the world?s top 48 rodeo athletes in seven events.

- With the entire purse provided by RODEOHOUSTON, rodeo athletes competed for a share of $1.68 million in prize money. Each event champion walked away from Reliant Stadium with at least $50,000.

- 2014 RODEOHOUSTON BP Super Series Champions, with total money earned, are:

- Tie-Down Roping: Scott Kormos ? Teague, Texas ? $55,300

- Bareback Riding: Kaycee Feild ? Spanish Fork, Utah ? $57,150

- Team Roping: Erich Rogers / Cory Petska ? Round Rock, Ariz. / Lexington, Okla. ? $114,500

- Saddle Bronc Riding: Heith Demoss ? Heflin, La. ? $55,783

- Steer Wrestling: Olin Hannum ? Malad, Idaho ? $54,325

- Barrel Racing: Nancy Hunter ? Neola, Utah ? $55,000

- Bull Riding: Tyler Smith ? Fruita, Colo. ? $56,200

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