Team Ropers Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves Notch Another Go-Round Win



For the second night in a row, it was Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves taking the victory lap at Globe Life Field.

The pair turned in time of 4.2 seconds to edge Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins III who were 4.3.


With back-to-back Go-Round wins, the both men are at the top of their respective standings with Egusquiza holding about a $16,000 lead on Luke Brown on the head side and Graves leading Joseph Harrison by close to $30,000 in the heeling world standings.

“I’m having a great time and hope it stays the same,” Egusquiza said. “We had a good start the first two rounds and that’s good for your confidence.”

Now, that they’re both No. 1 in the world, it’s just time for them to keep it rolling.

“It’s awesome to win a round at the NFR, let alone come back and do it again,” Graves said. “We’ve been practicing a lot, and it’s fun to come out here and do it in competition.”


First Round: 1. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 4.8 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. (tie) Luke Brown/Joseph Harrison and Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, 4.9, $18,192 each; 4. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 5.1, $11,000; 5. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 5.2, $6,769; 6. Cody Snow/Junior Nogueira, 5.7, $4,231.

Second Round: 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, 3.8 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. Colby Lovell/Paul Eaves, 4.4, $20,731; 3. Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 4.5, $15,654; 4. Chad Masters/Wesley Thorp, 4.7, $11,000; 5. Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.9, $6,769; 6. Charly Crawford/Logan Medlin, 5.0, $4,231.

Third Round: 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, 4.2 seconds, $26,231 each; 2. Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.3, $20,731; 3. Levi Simpson/Shay Dixon Carroll, 4.4, $15,654; 4. Luke Brown/Joseph Harrison, 4.5, $11,000; 5. Chad Masters/Wesley Thorp, 5.0, $6,769; 6. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 5.5, $4,231