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HOUSTON - A cowboy from Hockley is a champ once again after Fred Whitfield won the 2013 RodeoHouston BP Super Series Tie-Down Roping Championship Saturday at Reliant Stadium.

Whitfield, an eight-time champion, won with a time of 7.8 seconds as he secured a young calf. His 2013 Super Series winnings totaled $57,000.

If you re not emotional when you win $50,000, something is wrong with you, Whitfield said. The way the crowd reacted when I started raising the roof... it s just an overwhelming feeling.

Rounding out the top four in the shootout (total 2013 RODEOHOUSTON winnings)

- Clint Robinson, Spanish Forks, Utah with $29,200

- Stran Smith, Childress, Texas with $16,850

- Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La. with $8,500

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