It wasn’t about money for Clayton Savage. He set the bar very high this year and it was to ride every bull, especially the last one, to the buzzer. The pride of Casper stayed on his last two at Rodeo Houston over the weekend and gained 70,000 new fans in the process. The Reliant Stadium crowd delighted in cheering on the Team Wyoming cowboy and Savage didn’t disappoint. His championship and shootout round tallies totaled 87.5 and 80.5 points finishing second in Clayton’s ever-present hardnosed style:

Savage was awarded a re-ride following the shootout performance but chose to keep his score. He left Rodeo Houston with winnings that totaled $28,700.

The busy winter rodeo season in Texas is netting positive results for several Team Wyoming cowboys.

Bull riders Kanin Asay of Powell, WY and Tyler Willis from Wheatland placed at the Xtreme Bulls competition in Mercedes. Asay won nearly $2,400 and Willis almost $1.000 before moving on to finish second at the Rio Grande Valley rodeo in Mercedes to collect another $2,200.

Jason Miller continues to lead the average in steer wrestling at Rodeo Austin. The short-go there is Thursday. Bobby Welsh maintains the top outing in the second round of Austin’s bull riding.