(March 22, 2015) — Stephenville cowboy Bobby Mote scored 87 points to tie Steven Peebles for first in the bareback riding in Sunday’s Super Shootout to conclude the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Mote had already tied for second in the Championship Shootout and tied for third in the Championship, earning $22,783 before splitting first and second place money – $17,500 – on Sunday.
Mote, a four-time world champ, is currently seventh in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association, but the Houston Rodeo is not a PRCA event.
Several of Mote’s Twitter followers say they were brought to tears by the cowboy’s performance after he announced he was riding in honor of a young cancer patient he met in a Houston hospital.
Here are some of the Tweets: