Bubble Update: Ivy and Hawkins II Continue to Battle
As the season comes to a near end, Ivy and Hawkins are not backing down.

Lane Ivy and Buddy Hawkins II are on the brink of making their first trip together to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo come December. Ivy continues to hang onto the number-15 spot in the standings with $64,376.77. Hawkins II jumped up one spot to number-14 with $61,320.17. 

“I feel like I’m already off the bubble,” Hawkins II said. “I got to Pendleton, I sat down with my bank account and my credit card. I’ve never believed in rodeoing off a credit card, and I felt like I needed to go, I got one for the first time ever. I’ve never had one, because I didn’t feel like it was the right way to go.When I got to Pendleton, I had $66 in my bank account and enough money to get to Amarillo.”

He did make it to the Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo where he and Ivy tied Paul David Tierney and Tanner Braden with a 4.7-second-run, adding $2,701 to each man’s earnings.

“I’ll tell you what—I was excited about it. I’m really at a different stage of life than in the past. Roping, rodeo, the National Finals, but I sleep a little better than I used to. I’m not as restless. Lane and I have a high dollar-per-run value. We typically get paid good when we catch. We’re not the most consistent team but not the slowest team ever. I was joking that Paul David and Tanner made the same run. Amarillo started off the Prairie Circuit for 2019. I told him we’re starting the Prairie Circuit race early.” 

Hawkins II has been in this position before and ended his 2017 season in the number-16 spot. 

“Everyone who is on the bubble has roped really good all year in my opinion. I think 30 guys deserve to go to the Finals. They only take 15. I’m thankful to have the opportunity. I know I can LIVE with 16. It didn’t kill me, but it’s not what I’m aiming for. I don’t compete against Cole Davison or Jake Minor or Jonathan Torres. I compete with the steer. The more integrity I have in that, the better.”

TRJ File Photo by Kaitlin Gustave

Coleman Proctor and Ryan Motes had a decent weekend winning both the Four States Fair & Rodeo and the Springhill PRCA Rodeo. They won Texarkana with a 4.1-second-run, worth $2,802 a man, and won Springhill with a 3.8-second-run, worth $1,708 a man. They are also sitting fourth in the second round at Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo with a 6.1-second-run. Proctor is 18th with $59,506.65. Motes is 22nd with $53,809.48.

Charly Crawford and Billie Jack Saebens stopped the clock twice over the weekend in 4.3 seconds; once to win the Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, worth $3,666 a man, and to place fifth at Springhill PRCA Rodeo worth $813 a man. Crawford is just outside the top 30 with $48,065.05. Saebens is 27th with $51,678.22.

Pasadena, Texas (In Progress) Team roping: First round: 1. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Cole Davison and Caleb Smidt/Rich Skelton, 4.5 seconds, $1,210 each; 3. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 4.6, $867; 4. Erich Rogers/Clint Summers, 4.8, $639; 5. (tie) Cory Kidd V/Caleb Anderson and Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 4.9, $320 each. Second round leaders: 1. Blake Teixeira/Ross Ashford, 4.4 seconds; 2. Marcus Theriot/Lane Mitchell, 4.6; 3. Tucker Menz/Brady Kyle, 5.0; 4. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 6.1; 5. Cody Carter/Joe Mattern, 6.2; 6. Jake Cooper/Logan Medlin, 6.4. Average leaders: 1. Tucker Menz/Brady Kyle, 10.0 seconds on two head; 2. (tie) Cody Carter/Joe Mattern and Jake Cooper/Logan Medlin, 11.8 each; 4. Kolton Schmidt/Cole Davison, 19.5; 5. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 23.6; 6. Brandon Gonzales/Michael Tash, 25.2; no other qualified runs.

Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J. 1. Kyle Letzelter/Casey Cox, 5.9 seconds, $935 each; 2. Cole Remington/Mitch Murray, 6.3, $774; 3. Waylon Cameron/Ryan Whetham, 6.5, $613; 4. Hayden Grant/Dillon Bird, 7.0, $452; 5. Chuck Smith/Kevin Brown, 7.5, $290; 6. Jacob Rounds/Riggin Dailey, 8.1, $161.

Centre Hall, Pa. 1. Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry, 5.1 seconds, $1,131 each; 2. Keith Hanna/Corey Barnett, 5.7, $936; 3. (tie) Hayden Grant/Dillon Bird and Kyle Letzelter/Casey Cox, 5.8, $644 each; 5. Carmine Nastri/Robbie Erck, 5.9, $351; 6. Gary Dubois/Mike Charles, 6.1, $195.

Brooks, Alberta 1. Dustin Bird/Kyle Lucas, 4.3 seconds, $1,289 each; 2. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 4.4, $1,061; 3. (tie) Brett Buss/Riley Wilson and Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.6, $729 each; 5. Brady Tryan/Kasper Roy, 4.7, $398; 6. (tie) Clay Ullery/Riley Warren, Jesse Popescul/Wyatt Eirikson and Logan Bonnett/Keely Bonnett, 4.9, $74 each.

Texarkana 1. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 4.1 seconds, $2,802 each; 2. Kelsey Parchman/Dustin Davis, 4.2, $2,507; 3. Dustin Egusquiza/Kory Koontz, 4.4, $2,212; 4. Cory Kidd V/Caleb Anderson, 4.5, $1,917; 5. (tie) Clay Smith/Paul Eaves and Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 4.6, $1,475 each; 7. (tie) Jesse Stipes/Jake Smith and Chace Thompson/Tyson Thompson, 4.7, $885 each; 9. (tie) Jeff Flenniken/Jake Minor and Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.8, $295 each.

Springhill, La. 1. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 3.8 seconds, $1,708 each; 2. Tyler Waters/Brady Norman, 4.0, $1,485; 3. (tie) Tanner Green/Timber Moore and Erich Rogers/Clint Summers, 4.1, $1,151 each; 5. Charly Crawford/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.3, $817; 6. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.6, $594; 7. Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith, 4.7, $371; 8. Brandon Gonzales/Michael Tash, 4.8, $149.

Amarillo, Texas1. Charly Crawford/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.3 seconds, $3,666 each; 2. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.5, $3,280; 3. (tie) Lane Ivy/Buddy Hawkins II and Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden, 4.7, $2,701 each; 5. (tie) Cyle Denison/Coleby Payne, Derrick Begay/Tyler Worley and Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.8, $1,736 each; 8. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.0, $965; 9. (tie) Caleb Smidt/Rich Skelton and Nick Sartain/Austin Rogers, 5.1, $386 each.

Centre Hall, Pa. 1. (tie) Jacob Dagenhart/Zack Mabry and Tanner Saunders/Ranger Hill, 5.7 seconds, $1,034 each; 3. Payden Emmett/Joe Day, 5.9, $741; 4. Waylon Cameron/Ryan Whetham, 6.2, $546; 5. Kyle Letzelter/Casey Cox, 7.4, $351; 6. (tie) Ross Lowry/Stephen Britnell and Colby Clement/Jake Edwards, 10.4, $98 each.

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