PRCA Team Roping Header Standings Update: World No. 1 Kaleb Driggers Eyes Back-to-Back Gold Buckles

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BY BRETT NIERENGARTEN @PRORODEOBRETT

The formula has been pretty simple if you want to lead the World Standings at this point in the season - win RodeoHouston.

Both sides of the team roping are the only rodeo events where the champion in Houston does not also lead the World Standings. And in both heading and heeling, the reigning World Champion is the man to beat.

1. Kaleb Driggers, $84,050

Driggers entered three rodeos on the weekend of June 12, his first competitive runs in about a month, and he and partner Junior Nogueira placed in two of the three to win about $4,000 total.

2. Clay Tryan, $71,069

Tryan, the RodeoHouston champion alongside Jake Long, won three checks of more than $1,300 over the weekend of June 12. Tryan/Long placed third at the Eagle Rodeo (Idaho) and the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show and won the Pony Express Rodeo (Utah).

3. Andrew Ward, $54,398

Last year’s NFR Average winner has placed in five rodeos in June with partner Buddy Hawkins II. The biggest payday came from a 4.8 second run to take second at the 101 Wild West Rodeo (Oklahoma) on June 11. Ward/Hawkins also won the Durant Pro Rodeo in the Sooner state on June 4.

4. Lightning Aguilera, $47,602

Aguilera and partner Coleby Payne won nearly $3,500 at the Woodward Elks Rodeo (Oklahoma) on June 11. Their 4.3 second run there is one of 13 faster than 4.5 seconds for the season.

5. Cody Snow, $42,297

Snow and partner Wesley Thorp kicked off June with a second place finish in the two-head Santa Maria Elks Rodeo (California) on June 5 and followed it up by winning two checks the next weekend. Snow has made six straight NFRs.

6. Dustin Egusquiza, $42,292

Egusquiza and partner Travis Graves made a move last weekend by winning three checks of more than $2,800. Two of those runs were 4.7 seconds and that time was good enough to win the Eagle Rodeo (Idaho) and finish third at the Livermore Rodeo (California). They were also second in Woodward with a 4.4 and won Old Fort Days (Arkansas) with a 4.1 on June 4.

7. Rhen Richard, $38,467

Richard and partner Jeremy Buhler were also terrific on the weekend of June 12. They won the Sisters Rodeo (Oregon) and also placed in the Top 4 in Livermore and the Pony Express Rodeo (Utah).

8. Jr. Dees, $37,920

Alongside Levi Lord, Jr. Dees added his second win in California in 2022. The pair was 4.5 seconds to win Livermore and were also third in Sisters with 5.4 second run. Overall, they each took home more than $6,000 last weekend.

9. Clay Smith, $37,261

Since March 26, Smith, a nine-time NFR qualifier, has entered just five rodeos and made eight competitive runs, winning one check at Guymon Pioneer Days (Oklahoma).

10. Jake Orman, $35,395

Orman and partner Brye Crites won the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days (Texas) and finished second at the 101 Wild West Rodeo.

11. Cory Kidd, $35,202

Kidd and partner Lane Mitchell have won two small checks for two solid runs in June. In May, they finished third at two rodeos and won another.

12. Chad Masters, $34,788

Masters has won three rodeos with three different partners so far in 2022. After winning Guymon with Cory Petska, he more recently was first at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days with Paul Eaves. Masters is looking for his 15th NFR qualification in 2022.

13. Riley Minor, $33,325

Since May 21, Minor and brother Brady have entered five rodeos and won a check of at least $1,250 at all five of them. Last weekend, they won the Eagle Rodeo and finished in the Top 5 in Sisters and Livermore. All three places paid out at least $2,000.

14. Jeff Flenniken, $29,370

Roping with Jake Minor, Flenniken won the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo (California) on June 5 which earned him $5,378. Flenniken has moved up four spots in the World Standings since April 25.

15. Coleman Proctor, $29,368

In May and June, Proctor has brought in just two checks total and $1,284 total.

16. Reno Stoebner, $28,128

Since winning the final two rounds of the Clovis Rodeo (California), which concluded on April 24, Stoebner has had two paydays totaling $916.

17. Joshua Torres, $26,193

Roping with brother Johnathon, Joshua Torres won the Glenville Round-Up Rodeo (California) and finished fourth in Sisters on the weekend of June 12. The pair has won three checks of more than $1,000 in June.

18. Bubba Buckaloo, $26,143

Buckaloo has had a stellar start to his June. He and partner Joseph Harrison won the 101 Wild West Rodeo and placed third in Woodward last weekend to go all along with a pair of fifth place and a third place finish the weekend of June 5. They’ve already brought in three checks of more than $2,400 this month.

19. Derrick Begay, $23,860

Since Clovis ended on April 24, Begay has only made five competitive runs and has won around $3,000.

20. Tyler Wade, $23,390

He and partner Trey Yates have entered three rodeos since April 23 and won the weekly Mesquite Championship Rodeo (Texas) back-to-back weekends.

STANDINGS VIA PRORODEO.COM. ACCURATE AS OF JUNE 16, 2022 AT 1 PM ET.

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