Lari Dee Guy’s NFR Team Roping Analysis Heading into Round 7
Heading into the seventh round of the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, WPRA World Champion Lari Dee Guy breaks down the prospects for the rest of the team roping.

In honor of the inaugural National Finals of Breakaway Roping, we asked prolific header and horse trainer Lari Dee Guy (who’s second in the NFBR average heading into the last day of competition) to make our Round 7 picks.

Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves

Round 6: 4.5 seconds

Round Winnings: 2,115.38 each

Total NFR Earnings: 82,769.23 each

World Standings Earnings: 146,945.27, 139,283.24 

World Standings: 2, 1

Average: 46.1/6, 1st

Guy’s Take: Dustin is hitting the start and has enough range to get it on them faster than anyone right now. He makes it pretty easy for Travis to go in there and do his job, and he’s really good at that job. 

Colby Lovell and Paul Eaves

Round 6: 4.1 seconds

Round Winnings: 15,653.85 each

Total NFR Earnings: 46,384.62 each

World Standings Earnings: 111,893.26, 102,543.66

World Standings: 7, 7

Average: 42.80/3; 14th

Guy’s take: I thought Colby changing horses was a game-changer. They’ve just got to get things going their way. They’re both doing a great job and have had some bad luck and hard calls. They need momentum, is all. 

Cody Snow and Junior Nogueira

 Round 6: 3.9 seconds

Round Winnings: 26,230.77 each

Total NFR Earnings: 56,115.39 each

World Standings Earnings: 125,343.45; 114,199.36 

World Standings: 3, 5

Average: 27.90/4, 12th

Guy’s take: They have their rhythm now. They started out good, and made some mistakes and fought through and got it back with the round win last night. 

Clay Smith and Jade Corkill

Round 6: 7.3 + 5 seconds

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 47,230.77 each

World Standings Earnings: 116,934.32

World Standings: 5, 4

Average: 39.3/5, 9th

Guy’s take: I think they’ll hit today. I just feel Jade hasn’t had a great week, but he’s a winner and winner’s win. He’ll figure it.  

Luke Brown and Joseph Harrison

Round 6: 4.2 seconds

Round Winnings: 11,000 each

Total NFR Earnings: 65,987.18 each

World Standings Earnings: 155,652.15; 136,286.18

World Standings: 1, 2

Average: 27.70/5, 3rd

Guy’s take: Luke has done an outstanding job and he’ll continue to do it. Joseph Harrison is going to continue to go off on them, and they’ll keep climbing. That horse Joseph got on … and he’s an up and coming trainer that Trevor Brazile and I both use.

Brenten Hall and Chase Tryan

Round 6: NT

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 43,000 each

World Standings Earnings: 90,144.92

World Standings: 11, 12

Average: 18.5/3, 13th 

Guy’s take: I think Brenten Hall is one of the toughest headers at the NFR. He’ll have his horse’s shoulder picked up, and he’s going to give Chase a great go at them. I pick them to place in the round. 

Kolton Schmidt and Hunter Koch

Round 6: NT

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 10,000 each

World Standings Earnings: 61,021.85 each

World Standings: 15, 15

Average: –/15th

Guy’s take: It’s their time. They’re both outstanding ropers and they’ve just been snakebit. One $26,000 round can turn it around.

Jeff Flenniken and Tyler Worley

Round 6: 4.5 seconds

Round Winnings: 2,115.38 each

Total NFR Earnings: 16,346.15 each

World Standings Earnings: 65,737.49, 67,483.83 

World Standings: 14, 14

Average: 32.50/5, 7th

Guy’s take: I’m ready to see Jeff let go. He can do as much with his head rope as anybody. Tyler’s been heeling down. I need Jeff to let go.

Nelson Wyatt and Levi Lord

Round 6: 4.6 seconds

Round Winnings:  

Total NFR Earnings: 41,448.72 each

World Standings Earnings: 92,140.26, 93,338.76

World Standings: 10, 9

Average: 31.6/5, 5th

Guy’s take: They’ve been pretty consistent for young guys. Now they’re going to start really get at them. Levi gets them so fast they should place in the next rounds. 

Erich Rogers and Paden Bray

Round 6: 4.7 + 10 seconds

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 40,461.54 each

World Standings Earnings: 93,003.11 each

World Standings: 8, 10

Average: 54.8/6; 2nd

Guy’s take: Man, that was a freak deal him breaking the barrier. He needs to keep giving Paden that same look. He’s doing as good of a job as anybody. They’re still one of the top teams in the average and they’ll stay that way.

Chad Masters and Wesley Thorp

Round 6: 4.3 seconds

Round Winnings: 6,769.23 each

Total NFR Earnings: 40,038.46 each

World Standings Earnings: 92,720.95 each

World Standings: 9, 11

Average: 33.9/5, 8th

Guy’s take: Chad’s horse change last night was a big deal. He’ll stay on the yellow and get another high-up placing in the round on him. They’re just two of the greatest ropers there are and you can’t keep them from winning.

Charly Crawford and Logan Medlin

Round 6: 4.0 + 10 seconds

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 14,230.77 each

World Standings Earnings: 69,460.04, 68,851.61 

World Standings: 13, 13

Average: 45.9/5, 10th

Guy’s take: Charly is going to figure out that barrier tonight. Logan’s been doing a really, really good job. They’ll strike in these next few rounds.

Levi Simpson and Shay Carroll

Round 6: 6.0 + 5 seconds

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 37,923.08 each

World Standings Earnings: 88,320.73, 94,190.39 

World Standings: 12, 8

Average: 31.1/5, 4th

Guy’s take: Levi Simpson has done a great job being really aggressive at this NFR. Shay’s been taking really good shots. Shay is taking really good shots, but, if he can get dallied on a shorter rope, it will really help their finish. They’re still pretty good in the average, too. 

Clay Tryan and Jake Long

Round 6: 4.0 seconds

Round Winnings: 20,730.77 each

Total NFR Earnings: 67,256.41 each

World Standings Earnings: 124,885.70, 130,483.56 

World Standings: 4, 3

Average: 17.80/4, 11th

Guy’s take: I thought last night they had it figured out. They’ll be at the top the next four rounds.

Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins

Round 6: 7.5 + 5 seconds

Round Winnings:

Total NFR Earnings: 48,500 each

World Standings Earnings: 112,372.30

World Standings: 6, 6

Average: 32.00/5, 6th

Guy’s take: Andrew Ward really went at one last night and it caught Buddy by surprise, I thought. They’ll get on the same page, and I see them going at some rounds and trying to move up. They still have a chance and if they make their run, it can pay.

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