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Scott Kormos secures second tie-down roping title at Houston Rodeo

1st place: Scott Kormos, $55,300
1st place: Scott Kormos, $55,300
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With the time of 8.0 seconds, Scott Kormos clinched his second Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo title by winning the tie-down roping event on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Those in attendance at Reliant Stadium saw the Teague, Texas native advance through six rounds of competition to take the overall Shootout title and $55,300 in prize money.

He captured his first Houston title in 2005.

In Super Series II, he tallied times of 9.6, 8.8, and 7.6 seconds in three rounds to place second with an aggregate time of 26.0 seconds.

In the semi-finals, he scored a solid 9.1 seconds to place third and advance him into the championship.

He then posted a ride of 8.8 seconds to secure his place in the Shootout.

Kormos, who has competed in Houston 11 times, was quoted in the post-event press conference:

“Houston is something every cowboy wants. 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 today.”

Rhen Richard from Roosevelt, Utah, who was competing in his fourth Houston Rodeo, took runner-up honors, taking home $26,100.

Third place went to Reese Riemer of Stinett, Texas.

The 15-year veteran of competing in rodeo secured $13,850 in his first Houston appearance.

Cody Ohl secured fourth place with a 10.2 second ride to take home $11,050 in winnings.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo continues on Sunday, March 23, 2014 with the Super Shootout, with champions from various North American rodeos competing for $50,000 in prize money.