PRCA Team Roping Header Standings Update, Feb. 8: Clay Smith Leads the Way after Win in Fort Worth

The two-time World Champion and 10-time NFR qualifier leads by five figures early on

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The Texas Swing marks the first substantial change in the PRCA World Standings across all events. After a big win in Fort Worth, two-time World Champion Clay Smith is your No. 1 header in the World Standings.

Here is a look at the Top 20 after the first rodeo of the Texas Swing, The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, has come and gone.

No. 1 Clay Smith, $33,318

Smith can thank his performance in Fort Worth for his current No. 1 spot. Smith earned over $20,000 of his $33,000 in Fort Worth alone. Smith took the Finals with a 4.5-second run which was his fastest of the rodeo. He and partner Coleby Payne also had solid showings at the other two PRCA Playoff Rodeos of the year - the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo (Texas) and the National Western (Colorado).

No. 2 Dustin Egusquiza, $22,843

Unlike Smith, Egusquiza’s big win came earlier in the year at the National Western in Denver, where he made over $7,000 and took home the win thanks to a 4.0-second run in the Finals. Egusquiza and partner Levi Lord also won the Average at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo, leaving that rodeo with another $6,800.

No. 3 Brenten Hall, $19,402

Hall made a big jump in the standings last weekend in Fort Worth with a second-place finish after going 4.6 seconds in the Finals. In total, Hall earned over $11,000 in Fort Worth, leading to his No. 3 standing. He is looking to get back to the NFR after making it three straight years from 2019-2021.

No. 4 Marcus Theriot, $17,453

Theriot placed second at the National Western and earned nearly $9,000 at the rodeo, the second most of any header. He most recently won the Peace River Pro Rodeo Classic (Florida) on Jan. 28 with a time of 4.2 seconds to win just over $1,400.

No. 5 Tyler Wade, $14,158

Nearly all of the defending World Champion’s earnings this year came at the National Western, where he won three rounds in a row and made over $13,000 in total.

No. 6 Cyle Denison, $13,599

Denison’s best showing came earlier in the year in Denver at the National Western. He won the First Semifinal of his bracket and went on to place fourth in the Finals. In total, he earned over $5,500 in Denver.

No. 7 Cory Kidd, $13,402

Kidd’s biggest win of the year thus far came at the San Antonio Qualifier in Uvalde, Texas. Kidd posted a 5.2-second time to place second in the round and win over $2,000. He also made the Finals of the National Western along with partner Clay Futrell.

No. 8 Manny Egusquiza, $12,853

Manny was one better than Cory Kidd at the San Antonio Qualifier where he got his fourth win of the year with a 4.2-second run. Earlier in the year, Egusquiza took the Texas Circuit Finals with an aggregate time of 25.2 seconds.

No. 9 Ty Arnold, $12,624

Arnold had a great showing at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where he won a round and placed fourth in the Finals. Those two times were 4.3 and 6.6 seconds respectively.

No. 10 Dustin Bird, $11,829

Bird only has six runs this year, but has made the most of them. His first run of the year came at the NILE Pro Rodeo (Montana) where he won with a time of 4.7 seconds to win just under $2,000. Following that he won the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals and earned over $9,000 in total.

No. 11 Clint Summers, $11,000

The man who won four rounds alongside Jake Long at the NFR earned all $11,000 in Fort Worth after placing in the two rounds of his bracket and finishing third in the Finals with a 5.0-second run which earned him $7,500 alone.

No. 12 Coy Brittain, $10,815

Brittain’s best single paycheck came at the Austin Co. Fair and Rodeo (Texas) where he took the win with a time of 4.3 seconds. It earned him over $3,000, which is one of four checks of $1,000+ he has won this year.

No. 13 Bradley Massey, $10,703

Massey earned a nice payday in the final week of January with a second-place finish at the Homestead Championship Rodeo (Florida). He stopped the clock at 5.9 seconds with partner Zack Mabry to earn $2,400.

No. 14 Brye Crites, $10,384

Crites earned a nice paycheck at the San Antonio Qualifier in Uvalde, Texas with a second-place finish in the opening round and a seventh-place finish in the second. The two runs earned him over $3,000. He has won at least $1,000 at five different rodeos this season.

No. 15 Andrew Ward, $9,345

Ward’s biggest win came at the National Western where he won a round in his bracket and earned over $3,000. The four-time NFR qualifier also won a round and finished third in the Average at the Prairie Circuit Finals (Oklahoma).

No. 16 Erich Rogers, $10,394

The 12-time NFR qualifier has taken it easy to start the 2024 season. Rogers biggest payday came at the Turquoise Circuit Finals where he got the win and made over $6,500.

No. 17 Cody Reed $8,605

Reed’s only checks this season came at the North American Championship Rodeo (Kentucky) where he won the Average and earned all of his $8,605 on the season.

No. 18 Jon Peterson, $8,537

Peterson won a bulk of his money, almost $8,000 of it, for his win at the Badlands Circuit Finals (North Dakota) in October. He and partner Trae Smith won 2-of-3 rounds there.

No. 19 Payden Emmett, $8,415

Emmet’s last check came in early January at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo where just over $2,400 thanks to a 3.7-second run which won him the round.

No. 20 Bart Brunson, $7,972

Brunson won the Average at the Southeastern Circuit Finals which earned him all but $300 of his current season earnings.

Standings via are accurate as of Feb. 8, 2024 at 10 AM ET.