Lovell and Eaves Kick Off New 2020 Partnership
Colby Lovell and Paul Eaves will rope together for the remainder of the 2020 season.

2020 RFD-TV’s American runner-up Colby Lovell will head for 2018 World Champion Heeler Paul Eaves for the remainder of the rodeo season, kicking off their campaign by placing at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo with a 4.8-second run this weekend. 

[SHOP: Colby Lovell’s Sponsors]

Nutrena ProForce Fiber Horse Feed

Classic Powerline Lite Team Rope, 30′

(As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links.)

Lovell is currently seventh in the PRCA world standings with $28,143.21 in earnings, while Eaves is 12th with $18,793.61. 

“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Eaves, who started the year with Cody Snow, said. “We’ve hung out a lot and roped as second partners for two or three years. I’ve roped a lot behind him, so I’d say we’ll get along and that doesn’t hurt. He heads outstanding. He has a lot of game. He’s a great quarterback. He can run in there and catch, and he can go fast.”

[Related: Snow and Nogueira Pair Up in ProRodeo’s Latest Partner Swap]

Snow, who won the average at the Finals in December heading for 2019 World Champion Wesley Thorp, swapped from Eaves to Junior Nogueira this spring after Nogueira’s partner Kaleb Driggers decided to head for Cory Petska. Lovell had been heading for young-gun Jared Fillmore, who will now heel for Clint Wallace. 

[SHOP: Paul Eaves’ Sponsors]

Cinch Jeans

Purina Outlast

Classic Rope Bag

Classic Rope Glove

Durango Arena Pro Boots

Classic Powerline Lite

“Paul and I live about three hours apart, but we’ve roped a good bit so far,” Lovell said. “We’re entered at the BFI, then Prescott, Cody, Oakley, Vernal, Belle Fourche, Mobridge, and wherever it takes go from here.” 

Eaves will campaign this year on his bay roan gelding Guapo, aboard whom he won his gold buckle, as well as a brown mare he bought from Nogueira.

[Listen: The Score with Colby Lovell]

“The best thing about Colby is that he understands the value of a good horse, and that he’s got to have one,” Eaves said. “He doesn’t want to just get by on an average horse. That wouldn’t be fun for him. So he does what it takes to have a good horse.” 

Lovell will ride Bartender, the 12-year-old grade bay roan gelding that he calls the best he’s had this year. TRJ

Related Articles
Cade Rice Sevens Star Glo
Next Level Stuff
2024 Breeder's Guide Moves to January, Adds Online Enrollment
Riley Kittle and Jace Helton roping their steer in the Progressive Round of the 2023 Rodeo Corpus Christi. Image courtesy WCRA by Bull Stock Media.
Carolina in my mind
WCRA's Rodeo Carolina Roster is Set
Jonathan Torres heeling a steer at the 2023 Pendleton Round-Up.
headed north
Sioux Falls to Determine 2023 NFR Field
Chad Masters and Trey Yates roping their steer at the 2023 New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
Staying Alive: Major 2023 World Standings Shuffle After Pendleton 
Derrick Begay and Colter Todd taking their victory lap at the 2023 Pendleton Round-Up.
from retirement to round-up
Right Where they Belong: Begay, Todd Win 2023 Pendleton Round-Up