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HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ DOWNTOWN RODEO PARADE BRINGS OLD WEST TO THE BIG CITY — FEB. 25, 2012 —  HOUSTON

Colorful floats, trail riders, city officials and marching bands filled Houston’s downtown streets Saturday, Feb. 25, while hundreds of thousands of spectators enjoyed the Western celebration. Grand Marshals Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans led 17 floats, two college marching bands, 12 high school marching bands, 17 wagons and thousands of horses in the Downtown Rodeo Parade.

The 2012 Downtown Rodeo Parade winners are:

Float Awards
Sweepstakes – H-E-B
Theme – International Committee
Originality – Fiesta Mart
Most Beautiful – La Michoacana Meat Market
Chairman’s Award – Telemundo
President’s Award – Supermercados Teloloapan

Trail Ride Awards
Top Trail Ride – Valley Lodge Trail Ride
Best Appearing Riders – Salt Grass Trail Ride, Wagon #7
Best Show Wagon – Sam Houston Trail Ride, Wagon #1

Runners also traveled through downtown to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run.  The race, which began in 1988, had 15,001 participants, including Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo President Skip Wagner and Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes.
                                     
All race entry fees are donated to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund. With its $400,000 donation in 2012, ConocoPhillips has contributed more than $3.3 million to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Educational Fund to date.

The top race finishers in the 10K race were:
Overall Male – Michael Reneau, St. Paul, Minn., 30:36
Overall Female – Mattie Suver, Lake Tapps, Wash., 35:11
Masters Male – Sean Wade, Houston, 32:04
Masters Female – Liza Hunter-Galavan, Houston, 36:07
Wheelchair Male Ramiro Bermudez, Houston, 24:16
Wheelchair Female – Elizabeth Acosta, Houston, 59:05

Top 5K winners were:
Male – Kevin Donnelly, Baytown, Texas
Female – Sage Laxton, Kingwood, Texas

Costume contest winners were:
Best Dressed – Luis Garcia, Houston
Most SpiritedElise Nellsch, Livingston, Texas

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed approximately $283 million to the youth of Texas. The 2012 Show runs Feb. 28 – March 18. For tickets, schedule and more information, visit www.rodeohouston.com.

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