Coleby Payne takes over the Texas circuit heeling standings heading into the final weekend in PRCA Pro Rodeo's regular season.

Before the curtain closes on the 2019 PRCA Pro Rodeo regular season, the circuit team ropers are cashing in, in hopes of qualifying for their circuit finals. 

Lipan, Texas', Coleby Payne knocked Paul Eaves out of his No. 1 spot in the Texas circuit heeling standings after adding $4,131 to his season earnings putting him at $20,602.84.

"Honestly, just because it doesn’t count for anything it hasn’t been a huge goal or anything," Payne said about making the Texas circuit finals. "Now I just have something to look forward to. We didn’t get the goal accomplished of making the Finals, now we have the circuit finals to look forward to. It’s somewhere to go that you can make money at. I’ve never made the Texas Circuit Finals but, it’s something to do anyways."

Payne, who has roped with Marcus Theriot as regular partners, teamed up with Angleton, Texas', Tanner Tomlinson to finish out the year in the Texas circuit. 

"Tanner and I had planned to rope whenever I got home, and he’s done a good job for me," Payne said. "We talked about roping next year. Neither one of us really had any plans yet. I think that’s what we’re going to do."

They proved their dominant partnership after winning the 75th Annual Four States Fair & Rodeo in Texarkana, Texas with a 3.8-second run.

"Nelson Wyatt had that steer at Lovington, New Mexico, and they made a good run on him, but he was kind of stronger," Payne said. "I watched the performance that night and the first steer was really good and then they all tried after that. Tanner Tomlinson was heading for me and it seemed like before the steer even had a chance to really get rolling, he had it on him. It made my job pretty easy. I’ve been 3 three times and they’ve all been at Pro Rodeos. Usually it feels pretty wild—you can tell there’s a lot of stuff going on. That run honestly felt like I got inside and heeled the steer and it was over. I think he made that run happen."

The Texas ropers also placed in the average at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo which helped them both moved up in the Texas circuit standings before heading into the final weekend of the PRCA Pro Rodeo regular season. 

"These last two weeks are good rodeos, but you have to do really good to make it up the last two weeks," Payne said. "I’ve got two left and then I’m done. I’m at Apache (Oklahoma) tonight and New Braunfels (Texas) tomorrow night."

Payne is currently 34th in the PRCA world standings with $42,044.36, with hopes of earning enough money to qualify for the winter rodeos.

PRCA Circuit Leaders as of August 28, 2019:

Badlands: Jon Peterson, $13,070.03; Trae Smith, $11,980.00

California: Spencer Mitchell, $20,596.71; Nano Garza, $26,188.52

Columbia River: Riley Minor, $19,846.59; Brady Minor, $19,846.59

First Frontier: Kyle Letzelter, $8,536.80; Casey Cox, $8,536.80

Great Lakes: Coy Rahlmann, $18,811.41; Ryan Von Ahn, $23,450.23

Maple Leaf: Clay Ullery, $18,041.76; Keely Bonnett, $18,981.45

Montana: Travis Tryan, $15,716.61; Justin Viles, $15,716.61

Mountain States: Tate Kirchenschlager, $14,085.94; Brock Hanson, $13,085.16

Prairie: Coleman Proctor, $18,955.28; Dawson McMaster, $13,816.93

Southeastern: Jacob Dagenhart, $13,835.19; Heath Williams, $16,117.13

Texas: Manny Egusquiza Jr., $18,547.95; Coleby Payne, $20,602.84

Turquoise: Derrick Begay, $11,878.23; Seth Hall , $12,856.38

Wilderness: Zane Barnson, $21,837.46; Olin Pulham, $21,837.46

Mexico: Jorge Hawkins, $2,885.11; Daniel Sanchez, $2,885.08

PRCA Pro Rodeo Results: 

Stephenville, Texas (In Progress) 1. (tie) Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp and Brenten Hall/Marty Yates, 3.7 seconds each; 3. (tie) Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord and Cyle Denison/Lane Mitchell, 3.9 each; 5. Billy Bob Brown/Evan Arnold, 4.0; 6. Cory Kidd V/Jake Clay, 4.4.

Kansas City, Mo. (In Progress) 1. Spencer Mitchell/Cody Doescher, 3.6 seconds; 2. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 4.5; 3. Coy Rahlmann/Ryan Von Ahn, 4.8; 4. Brett Christensen/Chase Boekhaus, 5.1; 5. (tie) Lane Goebel/Cole Stevens and Bart Brunson/Trace Porter, 5.3 each.

Omaha, Neb. (In Progress) 1. Coy Rahlmann/Ryan Von Ahn, 4.2 seconds; 2. Brett Christensen/Chase Boekhaus, 4.5; 3. Cale Markham/Brye Crites, 4.6; 4. Adam Rose/Matt Kasner, 5.3; 5. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 9.6; 6. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 9.8.

New Braunfels, Texas (In Progress) 1. Colby Lovell/Brady Norman, 5.1 seconds; 2. Aaron Macy/Jason Johe, 9.7; 3. Cody Carter/Evan Arnold, 10.7; 4. Tyler Waters/Buddy Hawkins II, 15.3; no other qualified runs. 

Cumberland, Maine 1. Jacob Rounds/Shawn Quinn, 6.6 seconds, $504 each; 2. Pedro Pirez/Charlie Goerlach, 10.7, $378; 3. Colby Clement/Bill Riel, 11.5, $252; 4. Gary Dubois/Robbie Erck, 12.9, $126.

Pasadena, Texas First round: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 3.9 seconds, $1,051 each; 2. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 4.1, $870; 3. Mason Boettcher/Ty Arnold, 4.3, $689; 4. Reno Stoebner/Colton Brittain, 4.6, $508; 5. Tate Kirchenschlager/Ross Ashford, 4.9, $326; 6. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 5.0, $181. Second round: 1. Garett Chick/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.2 seconds, $1,051 each; 2. Marcus Theriot/Brady Norman, 4.7, $870; 3. Levi Simpson/Shay Dixon Carroll, 4.8, $689; 4. Tanner Tomlinson/Coleby Payne, 5.2, $508; 5. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.4, $326; 6. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Stratton Lopez/Matt Schieck, 5.6, $91 each. Average: 1. (tie) Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira and Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 9.5 seconds on two head, $1,441 each; 3. Mason Boettcher/Ty Arnold, 10.3, $1,033; 4. Tanner Tomlinson/Coleby Payne, 10.6, $761; 5. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 10.7, $489; 6. Marcus Theriot/Brady Norman, 11.1, $272.Dickinson, N.D. 1. Shawn Bessette/Ryan Zurcher, 4.2 seconds, $999 each; 2. Travis Tryan/Justin Viles, 4.3, $826; 3. Brady Tryan/Sid Sporer, 5.0, $654; 4. Jason Thorstenson/Jace Crabb, 5.5, $482; 5. Cody Callaway/Coy Thompson, 5.9, $310; 6. Bryce Bott/Logan Brown, 6.3, $172.

Dickinson, N.D. 1. Shawn Bessette/Ryan Zurcher, 4.2 seconds, $999 each; 2. Travis Tryan/Justin Viles, 4.3, $826; 3. Brady Tryan/Sid Sporer, 5.0, $654; 4. Jason Thorstenson/Jace Crabb, 5.5, $482; 5. Cody Callaway/Coy Thompson, 5.9, $310; 6. Bryce Bott/Logan Brown, 6.3, $172.

Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J. 1. Ty Miller/J.R. Wenger, 6.7 seconds, $863 each; 2. Zane Kilgus/Kelton Brown, 7.9, $647; 3. Jimmy Healy Jr./Chris Boxler, 10.2, $432; 4. Kyle Letzelter/Casey Cox, 11.8, $216.

Brooks, Alberta 1. Jesse Popescul/Stacy Cornet and Logan Bonnett/Keely Bonnett, 4.8 seconds, $1,046 each; 3. Denver Johnson/Tristin Woolsey, 4.9, $750; 4. Tyce McLeod/Tuftin McLeod and Tee McLeod/Trey Gallais, 5.0, $454; 6. Riley Roy/Jared Parsonage, 5.4, $197.

Buffalo, Texas 1. Cody Snow/Wesley Thorp, 4.6 seconds, $834 each; 2. Tanner Green/Rich Skelton, 5.8, $626; 3. Colby Lovell/Corey Hendrick, 10.1, $417; 4. Bart Brunson/Trace Porter, 10.4, $209.

Texarkana, Ark. 1. Tanner Tomlinson/Coleby Payne, 3.8 seconds, $2,862 each; 2. Charly Crawford/Logan Medlin, 4.4, $2,561; 3. Garrett Tonozzi/Dustin Davis, 4.5, $2,260; 4. Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.6, $1,958; 5. John Alley/Clark Adcock, 4.7, $1,657; 6. Rowdy Rieken/Boogie Ray, 4.8, $1,356; 7. Cyle Denison/Lane Mitchell, 4.9, $1,054; 8. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 5.0, $753; 9. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.2, $452; 10. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.6, $151.

Springhill, La. 1. Wesley Thorp/Cody Snow, 4.6 seconds, $1,676 each; 2. Bradley Massey/Britt Bockius, 4.7, $1,457; 3. Britt Smith/Jake Smith, 4.8, $1,238; 4. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 5.2, $1,020; 5. Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, 5.3, $801; 6. Cody Gornto/Troy Weekley Jr., 5.4, $583; 7. Lane Ivy/Dillon Wingereid, 5.9, $364; 8. Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 6.0, $146.

Amarillo, Texas 1. Chad Masters/Joseph Harrison, 4.4 seconds, $3,264 each; 2. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 4.6, $2,920; 3. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 4.8, $2,577; 4. (tie) Garett Chick/Walt Woodard and Tate Kirchenschlager/Ross Ashford, 5.0, $2,061 each; 6. Andrew Ward/Reagan Ward, 5.1, $1,546; 7. Tanner Green/Rich Skelton, 5.2, $1,203; 8. Cory Kidd V/Jake Clay, 5.3, $859; 9. (tie) Chace Thompson/Tyson Thompson, Jake South/Robert Murphy and Levi Simpson/Shay Dixon Carroll, 5.4, $229 each.

St. George, Utah 1. (tie) Quinn Kesler/Colby Siddoway and Taylor Winn/Dylin Ahlstrom, 5.7 seconds, $2,147 each; 3. Max Kuttler/Cole Wilson, 6.0, $1,698; 4. Hagen Peterson/Jace Nielsen, 6.5, $1,398; 5. Clay Berry/Brad Freeland, 6.6, $1,099; 6. (tie) Robby Farias/Cody Young and Rhett Anderson/Jade Anderson, 7.1, $649 each; 8. Clay Elkington/Jared Fillmore, 7.2, $200. 

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