Texas' Jake Orman and Oklahoma's Brye Crites moved into the top 30 of the PRCA world standings after adding $8,429 to each of their earnings, putting Orman 26th with $17,316.00 and Crites at 29th with $16,878.88. 

They won the majority of their money after winning the two-header at the Deadwood (South Dakota) Days Of '76 Rodeo. They roped two head in 10.2 seconds, worth $4,012 each, plus another $1,803 a man for splitting third in the first round with Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves with a 4.9-second run. 

"It helped a lot," said Crites, 26, who, when not roping, is an in vitro fertilization embryo researcher. "We were kind of indecisive whether we wanted to keep entering a bunch, and with this we have a chance so we’re entered everywhere now."

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They also tied Jake Cooper and Caleb Anderson for fourth on muleys at the (Burwell) Nebraska's Big Rodeo with a 6.3-second run, worth $2,614 a man. 

"I was really glad that we were at the bottom of slack," Crites, who studied general ag at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, said. "Everyone thought we would treat them like Guymon (Oklahoma) and they’d be walking fresh and you have to leave them alone, and it wasn’t. They were running—they knew where the backend was. A guy really needed to haze them. We drew a really good cow and made a good run on him."

Crites has been heeling on a 13-year-old chestnut gelding by Dual Spark, out of a High Brow Cat mare, that he calls Sneaky, owned by his wife Courtney (Small) Crites.

"She bought him probably six or seven years ago off a cutter," Crites said. "He was a finished cutter—had points. We bought him and actually headed on him up until August and I started heeling on him. I’ve been heeling on him since then. She ran barrels on him, breakaway, you can do about anything you want on him."

Brye Crites' chestnut gelding, Sneaky's pedigree.

Sneaky

Crites, who headed for Buddy Hawkins II during his Resistol Rookie year in 2018, rode Sneaky as a backup head horse to Coleman Proctor's palomino Admiral, previously owned by Zac Small, Crites' brother-in-law.   

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"He was my backup head horse whenever I was heading," Crites, who grew up heeling, said. "He’s kind of a jack of all trades. The big, yellow horse I rode was Zac’s. He let me ride him so I just started heading. When he sold that horse to Coleman I went back to heeling. I didn’t have a head horse. It’s really hard to head without a good head horse. I had a heel horse or two so I just went back to heeling."

Coleman Proctor's Lena Spark Dun It, also known as Admiral

Admiral

Orman and Crites plan to enter up as much as they can with hopes of moving into the top 15 in the PRCA world standings. 

"The end goal is to make the Finals," Crites said. "We’re going to just make the best runs that we can and see if it works out—be in a spot even if we don’t make the finals to get into the buildings next year."

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Top 15 Headers as of July 28, 2020: 

1. Luke Brown, $74,901.95

2. Clay Smith, $62,876.51

3. Dustin Egusquiza, $54,482.11

4. Charly Crawford, $49,133.60

5. Colby Lovell, $45,882.93

6. Cody Snow, $43,441.53

7. Clay Tryan, $40,259.25

8. Kolton Schmidt, $36,183.69

9. Erich Rogers, $35,051.88

10. Clay Ullery, $34,239.81

11. Levi Simpson, $33,920.02

12. Nelson Wyatt, $33,912.86

13. Andrew Ward, $30,184.95

14. Chad Masters, $28,714.07

15. Brenten Hall, $28,707.53

Top 15 Heelers as of July 28, 2020: 

1. Joseph Harrison, $64,307.90

2. Jade Corkill, $62,876.51

3. Travis Graves, $48,827.37

4. Logan Medlin, $48,525.17

5. Jake Long, $45,857.11

6. Shay Dixon Carroll, $39,789.68

7. Paul Eaves, $36,533.33

8. Hunter Koch, $36,183.69

9. Levi Lord, $35,111.36

10. Paden Bray, $35,051.88

11. Junior Nogueira, $32,006.44

12. Jake Edwards, $31,760.77

13. Buddy Hawkins II, $30,184.95

14. Wesley Thorp, $28,714.07

15. Chase Tryan, $28,707.53

Full Results: 

Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J. 1. Chuck Smith/Kevin Brown, 8.2 seconds, $1,086 each; 2. Terry Shetron/J.R. Myers, 8.6, $815; 3. Mary Ann Brown/Kenny Brown, 9.0, $543; 4. Dylan Beam/T.R. Serio, 9.8, $272.

Mesquite, Texas 1. Chad Masters/Wesley Thorp, 5.1 seconds, $698 each; 2. (tie) Wyatt Imus/Joseph Harrison and Clint Summers/Douglas Rich, 5.3, $437 each; 4. Jason Burson/Corey Hendrick, 5.5, $175.

Ocala, Fla. 1. Justin Yost/Reno Gonzales, 5.2 seconds, $1,028 each; 2. Travis Dorman/Morgan Jones, 6.0, $771; 3. Ryan Pope/Chris Soto, 6.1, $514; 4. Cody Sessions/Parker Carbajal, 6.3, $257.

Fredonia, Kan. 1. Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, 4.5 seconds, $1,784 each; 2. Landon McClaugherty/Thomas Smith, 4.6, $1,551; 3. Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II, 5.0, $1,318; 4. Billy Bob Brown/Jake Edwards, 5.1, $1,086; 5. (tie) Casey Hicks/Steve Orth, Stran Morris/Austin Rogers and Jr. Dees/Coleby Payne, 5.2, $620 each; 8. Ryon Boatright/Tyrel Taton, 5.3, $155.

Libby, Mont. 1. Delon Parker/Matt Robertson, 5.9 seconds, $954 each; 2. Trent Sorey/Calgary Smith, 6.3, $790; 3. Cody Tew/Zachary Schweigert, 7.6, $625; 4. Jason Carlson/Kyle DeSaveur, 12.7, $461; 5. Dustin Bird/Sid Sporer, 13.0, $296; 6. Chris Westphal/Chad Johnson, 13.4, $165.

Peterson, Iowa 1. J.B. Lord/Matt Zancanella, 5.4 seconds, $1,533 each; 2. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 5.8, $1,269; 3. (tie) Cooper White/Tucker White and Jeff Johnston/Ty Talsma, 5.9, $872 each; 5. (tie) Mitchell Barney/Jace Engesser and Brody Braden/Trent Vaught, 6.0, $370 each.

Burwell, Neb. 1. (tie) Luke Brown/Patrick Smith and Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 5.9 seconds, $3,921 each; 3. Nick Sartain/Blaine Vick, 6.1, $3,268; 4. (tie) Jake Orman/Brye Crites and Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 6.3, $2,614 each; 6. Eli Lord/Haven Meged, 6.6, $1,961; 7. Rhett Anderson/Cullen Teller, 6.9, $1,525; 8. Levi Simpson/Shay Dixon Carroll, 7.0, $1,089; 9. (tie) Jaxson Tucker/Cesar de la Cruz and Jaguar Terrill/Tyler Whitlow, 7.1, $436 each.

Deadwood, S.D. First round: 1. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 4.4 seconds, $2,675 each; 2. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 4.8, $2,326; 3. (tie) Jake Orman/Brye Crites and Dustin Egusquiza/Travis Graves, 4.9, $1,803 each; 5. Jared Odens/Matt Zancanella, 5.0, $1,279; 6. (tie) Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan and Turner Harris/Jade Nelson, 5.2, $756 each; 8. (tie) Matt Sherwood/Trey Yates and Wyatt Imus/Joseph Harrison, 5.4, $116 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Reno Stoebner/Colton Brittain and Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 4.1 seconds, $2,500 each; 3. Brent McInerney/Tanner McInerney, 4.5, $1,977; 4. (tie) Brit Ellerman/Trey Johnson, Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II and Layne Carson/Jeff Nelson, 4.9, $1,279 each; 7. Jr. Dees/Coleby Payne, 5.0, $581; 8. Brady Tryan/Levi Tyan, 5.2, $233. Average: 1. Jake Orman/Brye Crites, 10.6 seconds on two head, $4,012 each; 2. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 10.8, $3,489; 3. Turner Harris/Jade Nelson, 10.9, $2,965; 4. Levi Simpson/Shay Dixon Carroll, 11.7, $2,442; 5. Chad Masters/Wesley Thorp, 12.8, $1,919; 6. Dale Benevides/Jesse Hines, 13.8, $1,395; 7. Jason Thorstenson/Jace Crabb, 14.0, $872; 8. Jared Odens/Matt Zancanella, 15.5, $349.

Cheyenne Wells, Colo. 1. Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II, 5.8 seconds, $1,288 each; 2. (tie) Chad Masters/Wesley Thorp and Jase Staudt/Clancey Kreutzer, 5.9, $955 each; 4. Austin Crist/T.J. Watts, 6.5, $622; 5. Lee Kiehne/Ryon Tittel, 6.7, $400; 6. Paul Beckett/Jayden Johnson, 6.8, $222.

Spanish Fork, Utah First round: 1. Cody Snow/Junior Nogueira, 4.4 seconds, $3,033 each; 2. Spencer Mitchell/Evan Arnold, 4.5, $2,637; 3. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 4.6, $2,242; 4. (tie) Tanner Tomlinson/Brady Norman and Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 4.7, $1,648 each; 6. Nick Sartain/Blaine Vick, 4.8, $1,055; 7. Clay Ullery/Tyce McLeod, 5.0, $659; 8. (tie) Garrett Tonozzi/Dustin Davis and Colton Campbell/Jordan Ketscher, 5.1, $132 each. Second round: 1. Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 3.6 seconds, $3,033 each; 2. Colby Lovell/Paul Eaves, 4.0, $2,637; 3. Kaleb Driggers/Cory Petska, 4.2, $2,242; 4. Clint Summers/Douglas Rich, 4.3, $1,846; 5. Britt Smith/Jake Smith, 4.4, $1,451; 6. (tie) Jaxson Tucker/Cesar de la Cruz and Andrew Ward/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.5, $857 each; 8. (tie) Rhett Anderson/Olin Pulham, Riley Minor/Brady Minor and Aaron Tsinigine/Kyle Lockett, 4.6, $88 each. Average: 1. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 9.4 seconds on two head, $4,549 each; 2. (tie) Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan and Riley Minor/Brady Minor, 9.8, $3,659 each; 4. (tie) Rhett Anderson/Olin Pulham and Colby Lovell/Paul Eaves, 9.9, $2,473 each; 6. Cody Snow/Junior Nogueira, 10.0, $1,582; 7. Kaleb Driggers/Cory Petska, 10.1, $989; 8. Coleman Proctor/Ryan Motes, 10.2, $396.

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