Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins Continue 2023 Success with Red Bluff Round-Up Win

Team ropers Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins’ paydays in Red Bluff started in Round 2. They went on to win the Championship title after a 6.0-second run in the Short Go that made them a total of 27 seconds on four head.

“Every single day in practice, we’re trying to find a way we can catch over and over as fast as possible but today it’s not really about winning first. The drop off isn’t that much, we love the highlights but we were just really committed to taking a good high percentage shot,” Hawkins said.

The duo had around 7.5 seconds to play with going into the Short Go and they still got the job done with a round winning time. Ward and Hawkins have had an extremely successful winter that left them both sitting inside the Top 5 in the PRCA World Standings as they continue down the rodeo road this season.