The Cowboy Christmas is finally here and cowboys are traveling non-stop while trying to get enough money won for this year's Wrangler NFR.

As Cowboy Christmas gets underway for 2019, ropers are preparing for the long drives and non-stop competition. 

Tyler Wade and Billie Jack Saebens are started their Cowboy Christmas run on a heater. They won the first round at the Greeley (Colorado) Stampede with a quick 4.3-second-run, worth $2,655 a man. 

"The steers weren't starting great," Wade said. "I like to be more aggressive on the first steer. Sometimes when you catch and you draw a bad steer you will be too long, so I don't want to waste a good steer going for the day money instead of the average."

They will run their second steer Sunday. 

The new team of Lane Ivy, who roped with Buddy Hawkins II at the 2018 Wrangler NFR, and Cesar de la Cruz won the average Rodeo de Sante Fe (New Mexico) with a time of 9.1-seconds on two head, adding $1,519 to their earnings. They also won the first round with a 4.1-second-run, worth $1,013 a man. They tied Cyle Denison and Lane Mitchell in the second round for fifth with a 5.0-second-run, worth $244 a man. Ivy and de la Cruz added a total of $2,776 to each of their earnings. 

Clint Buhler and Chase Simpson won the average at the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede with a time of 18.3-seconds on three head, worth $1,743 a man. They won the first round with a 5.7-second-run, worth $1,162 a man. They were too long to place in the second round, but come back with a finals round win with a 5.6-second-run, worth $1,200 a man. They also placed seventh at the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo with a 5.5-second run, adding $505 to their earnings. 

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Days before Pace Freed and Dustin Searcy placed 12th at the 2019 Bob Feist Invitational, they kick-started they're week winning the Strawberry Days Rodeo in Pleasant Grove, Utah with a quick 4.9-second-run, worth $2,654 a man. 

Dustin Searcy

Dustin Searcy

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Garrett Rogers and Jake Minor won the Sundre Pro Rodeo with a 4.5-second-run, worth $2,324 a man. Rogers is currently 39th in the PRCA world standings with $15,280.31. Minor is 23rd with $20,305.28.

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Greeley, Colo. (IN PROGRESS) First round: 1. Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.3 seconds, $2,655 each; 2. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 4.8, $2,309; 3. Spencer Mitchell/Cody Doescher, 4.9, $1,962; 4. Logan Olson/Blaine Vick, 5.0, $1,616; 5. Philip Schuman/Josh Fillmore, 5.2, $1,270; 6. Tanner Baldwin/Nano Garza, 5.6, $923; 7. (tie) Jake Cooper/Caleb Anderson, Blake Teixeira/Wyatt Cox and Colby Lovell/Ty Arnold, 5.7, $269 each. Second round leaders: 1. Kelsey Parchman/Matt Kasner, 4.7 seconds; 2. Travis Whitlow/Tanner Luttrell, 5.3; 3. Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II, 14.3; no other qualified runs. Average leaders: 1. Travis Whitlow/Tanner Luttrell, 19.7 seconds on two head; 2. Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II, 25.6; 3. Tyler Wade/Billie Jack Saebens, 4.3 on one head; 4. Kelsey Parchman/Matt Kasner, 4.7; 5. Clay Smith/Jade Corkill, 4.8; 6. Spencer Mitchell/Cody Doescher, 4.9; no other qualified runs.

Ponoka, Alberta (IN PROGRESS) First round leaders: 1. Garnett Rogers/Jacob Minor, 6.1 seconds; 2. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 6.3; 3. Tristin Woolsey/Denver Johnson, 6.9; 4. Chase Tryan/Brenten Hall, 7.8; 5. Scott Sigfusson/Ashton Lehmann, 8.5; 6. Clint Buhler/Chase Simpson, 9.2; 7. Jesse Popescul/Trent Tunke, 12.5; 8. Stacy Cornet/Travis Speer, 13.5; 9. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 14.1; 10. Tyler Popescul/Chad Kurtz, 18.4. Second round leaders: 1. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 5.9 seconds; 2. Steele DePaoli/Riley Wilson, 6.4; 3. Scott Sigfusson/Ashton Lehmann, 21.8; no other qualified runs. Average: 1. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 20.0 seconds on two head; 2. Steele DePaoli/Riley Wilson, 27.9; 3. Scott Sigfusson/Ashton Lehmann, 30.3.

Pecos, Texas (IN PROGRESS)First round leaders: 1. (tie) Luke Brown/Paul Eaves and Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 7.0 seconds each; 3. Jarett Freeman/Blayne Horne, 8.2; 4. Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II, 8.3; 5. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 8.6; 6. Garett Chick/Ross Ashford, 8.9. Second round leaders: 1. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 7.7 seconds; 2. Garett Chick/Ross Ashford, 8.4; 3. Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 8.6; 4. Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II, 9.0; 5. Clayton Eggers/Joshua Smitherman, 11.2; 6. Aaron Tsinigine/Patrick Smith, 17.8. Average leaders: 1. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 14.7 seconds on two head; 2. (tie) Garett Chick/Ross Ashford and Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II, 17.3 each; 4. Nelson Wyatt/Levi Lord, 18.1; 5. Brady Payne/Pace Blanchard, 33.9; 6. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 7.0 on one head; no other qualified runs.

Springdale, Ark. (IN PROGRESS) 1. Luke Brown/Paul Eaves, 5.0 seconds; 2. Coy Rahlmann/Ryan Von Ahn, 5.4; 3. Brandon Webb/Kollin VonAhn, 5.7; 4. Clint Wallace/Heath Williams, 6.1; 5. Ryon Boatright/Joe Day, 6.3; 6. (tie) Rhett Anderson/Trace Porter and Blake Hughes/Braden Harmon, 6.5 each.

Reno, Nev. (IN PROGRESS) First round leaders: 1. Aaron Tsinigine/Patrick Smith, 4.6 seconds; 2. Spencer Mitchell/Cody Doescher, 5.1; 3. Matt Sherwood/Hunter Koch, 5.3; 4. Chris Francis/Cade Passig, 5.4; 5. (tie) David Key/Rich Skelton and Clay Tryan/Travis Graves, 5.6 each. Second round leaders: 1. Bubba Buckaloo/Shay Dixon Carroll, 4.7 seconds; 2. Dustin Bird/Trey Yates, 4.9; 3. J.B. James Jr/Brock Hanson, 5.1; 4. Doyle Hoskins/Morgan McVay, 5.2; 5. (tie) Colton Campbell/Dalton Pearce, Rhen Richard/Clint Summers and Brooks Dahozy/Walt Woodard, 5.3 each. Average leaders: 1. David Key/Rich Skelton, 11.3 seconds on two head; 2. Bubba Buckaloo/Shay Dixon Carroll, 11.5; 3. Charly Crawford/Logan Medlin, 11.6; 4. Taylor Winn/Dylin Ahlstrom, 11.8; 5. Cory Clark/Douglas Rich, 12.6; 6. Jeff Flenniken/Tyler Worley, 13.2; no other qualified runs. 

High River, Alberta 1. Dustin Bird/Trey Yates, 5.9 seconds, $2,056 each; 2. (tie) Kasper Roy/Kal Fuller and Trey Gallais/Tee McLeod, 6.0, $1,654 each; 4. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 6.1, $1,252; 5. Clint Maddox/Tyrell Gordon, 6.3, $983; 6. Roland McFadden/Devon Wigemyr, 6.5, $715; 7. Brett McCarroll/Justin McCarroll, 6.7, $447; 8. Tyrel Flewelling/Grady Quam, 7.2, $179.

Sundre, Alberta 1. Garrett Rogers/Jacob Minor, 4.5 seconds, $2,324 each; 2. Steele DePaoli/Riley Wilson, 4.6, $2,021; 3. Brett Buss/Klay Whyte, 5.0, $1,718; 4. Denver Johnson/Tristin Woolsey, 5.3, $1,415; 5. (tie) Grady Quam/Tyrel Flewelling and Nick Teixeira/Jace Lambert, 5.4, $960 each; 7. Clint Buhler/Chase Simpson, 5.5, $505; 8. Ty Johnson/Travis Gallais, 5.7, $202.

Wainwright, Alberta First round: 1. Clint Buhler/Chase Simpson, 5.7 seconds, $1,162 each; 2. Kolton Schmidt/Jeremy Buhler, 6.1, $1,010; 3. (tie) Riley Roy/Tony Romo II and Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 6.5, $783 each; 5. (tie) Stetson Vest/Tallian Thompson and Clay Ullery/Riley Warren, 7.0, $480; 7. Brenten Hall/Chase Tryan, 7.5, $253; 8. Dustin Bird/Trey Yates, 7.6, $101. Second round: 1. Wyatt Hayes/Todd Gallais, 4.9 seconds, $1,162 each; 2. Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 5.7, $1,010; 3. Luke Skokdopole/Kelly Buhler, 5.8, $859; 4. (tie) Kolton Schmidt/Jeremy Buhler and Kal Fuller/Kasper Roy, 6.2, $631 each; 6. Logan Bonnett/Keely Bonnett, 6.4, $404; 7. Steele DePaoli/Riley Wilson, 6.5, $253; 8. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 6.7, $101. Finals: 1. Clint Buhler/Chase Simpson, 5.6 seconds, $1,200 each; 2. Clay Ullery/Riley Warren, 6.4, $900; 3. Logan Bonnett/Keely Bonnett, 6.8, $600; 4. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 7.9, $300. Average: 1. Clint Buhler/Chase Simpson, 18.3 seconds on three head, $1,743 each; 2. Clay Ullery/Riley Warren, 20.20, $1,515; 3. Roland McFadden/Devin Wigemyr, 20.4, $1,288; 4. Logan Bonnett/Keely bonnet, 22.0, $1,061; 5. Justin McCarroll/Brett McCarroll, 25.1, $833; 6. Kash Bonnett/Tate Schmidt, 25.9, $606; 7. Kolton Schmidt/Jeremy Buhler, 12.3 on two head, $379; 8. Joey Romo III/Riley Roy, 14.1, $152.

Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J. 1. Kyle Letzelter/Casey Cox, 6.2 seconds, $1,019 each; 2. David Ballantyne/T.R. Serio, 8.1, $764; 3. Dylan Beam/J.R. Myers, 9.2, $509; 4. Jose Mota/Scot Brown, 11.5, $255. 

Mesquite, Texas 1. Dustin Morgan/Nick Rowland, 5.8 seconds, $815 each; 2. Wyatt Muggli/C.R. Bradley, 6.5, $611; 3. Rowdy Rieken/Boogie Ray, 6.6, $407; 4. Clint Wallace/Heath Williams, 11.4, $204.

Alamosa, Colo. 1. (tie) Austin Crist/J.W. Borrego and Clayton Van Aken/Cullen Teller, 5.4 seconds, $1,482 each; 3. (tie) Jay Tittel/Richard Durham and Jhett Trenary/Bret Trenary, 5.6, $923 each; 5. (tie) Jesse Sheffield/Derek Pake Younger and Travis Whitlow/Tanner Luttrell, 5.8, $392 each.

Steamboat Springs, Colo. 1. Eric Martin/Jason Gilchrist, 5.3 seconds, $1,159 each; 2. (tie) Jay Tittel/Richard Durham and Jhett Trenary/Bret Trenary, 6.2, $859 each; 4. Ken McKibbin/Jorge Cruz Ibarra, 6.4, $559; 5. Wade Kreutzer/Kyon Kreutzer, 6.5, $360; 6. Zane Murphy/Shawn McKinley, 7.5, $200.

Davie, Fla. 1. Bradley Massey/Shane Hester, 5.4 seconds, $1,019 each; 2. Bubba Ireland/Jason Hill, 15.2, $764; no other qualified runs. 

Hardin, Mont. 1. Will Powell/Riley Bailey, 7.5 seconds, $1,159 each; 2. Cole Sherwood/Steve Sherwood, 8.4, $959; 3. Derick Fleming/Brett Fleming, 9.0, $759; 4. Nolan Conway/Shawn Bird, 12.0, $559; 5. Brady Tryan/Matt Robertson, 13.1, $360; 6. Jason Schaffer/Josh Graff, 14.4, $200.

Fort Worth, Texas 1. Dustin Morgan/Nick Rowland, 3.8 seconds, $714 each; 2. Casey Tew/Blake Bentley, 4.5, $536; 3. Reno Stoebner/Cody Thornton, 5.5, $357; 4. (tie) TJ Jones/Cole Rogers and Jake Brown/J.C. Williams, 6.0, $89 each. 

Thermopolis, Wyo. 1. Kade Sherwood/Kory Mytty, 6.4 seconds, $1,581 each; 2. Shane Sims/Wes Miller, 6.9, $1,308; 3. Zane Murphy/Shawn McKinley, 8.3, $1,036; 4. Cole Cooper/Riley Curchet, 8.7, $763; 5. Caden Camp/Jayden Johnson, 10.8, $491; 6. Clayton Miller/Ross Wagner, 12.0, $273.

Bellevue, Iowa 1. Coy Rahlmann/Ryan Von Ahn, 6.4 seconds, $1,090 each; 2. Tate Oftedahl/Hunter Reed, 6.8, $902; 3. Butch Levell/J.W. Beck, 7.5, $714; 4. Rob McPhail/Loren Schendel, 9.1, $526; 5. Ryan Richert/Jess Hume, 9.2, $338; 6. Ryan Alexander/Cole Stevens, 12.4, $188.

Buffalo, Minn. 1. Jeff Johnston/Dustin Harris, 5.0 seconds, $1,308 each; 2. (tie) Ryan Alexander/Cole Stevens and Coy Rahlmann/Ryan Von Ahn, 5.8, $970 each; 4. Turner Harris/Ross Carson, 5.9, $631; 5. Kadin Boardman/Bob Loosenort, 6.2, $406; 6. J.B. Lord/Jake Beard, 6.3, $226.

Granite Falls, Minn. 1. Braden Pirrung/Matt Zancanella, 5.8 seconds, $1,512 each; 2. Jeff Johnston/Dustin Harris, 5.9, $1,251; 3. Cory Petska/Monty Joe Petska, 6.1, $991; 4. Cameron Irwin/Rory Brown, 6.3, $730; 5. Lane Goebel/Lucas Falconer, 6.6, $469; 6. Chance Oftedahl/Brent Miller, 6.8, $261. 

Big Spring, Texas 1. Ty Bach/Trey Johnson, 11.7 seconds, $667 each; 2. Mason Boettcher/Eddie Medina, 11.8, $400; no other qualified runs.

Santa Fe, N.M. First round: 1. Lane Ivy/Cesar de la Cruz, 4.1 seconds, $1,013 each; 2. Derrick Begay/Ty Romo, 4.5, $838; 3. Edward Hawley Jr./Myles John, 4.6, $663; 4. Tanner Bryson/Tyler Getzwiller, 5.1, $489; 5. (tie) Calvin Brevik/Kory Bramwell and Travis Bard/Clinton Teller, 5.2, $244 each. Second round: 1. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 4.6 seconds, $1,013 each; 2. Tate Kirchenschlager/Buddy Hawkins II, 4.7, $838; 3. (tie) Tanner Baldwin/Nano Garza and Travis Bard/Clinton Teller, 4.8, $576 each; 5. (tie) Lane Ivy/Cesar de la Cruz and Cyle Denison/Lane Mitchell, 5.0, $244 each. Average: 1. Lane Ivy/Cesar de la Cruz, 9.1 seconds on two head, $1,519 each; 2. Travis Bard/Clinton Teller, 10.0, $1,257; 3. Edward Hawley Jr./Myles John, 10.1, $995; 4. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 10.3, $733; 5. Tanner Bryson/Tyler Getzwiller, 10.4, $471; 6. Calvin Brevik/Kory Bramwell, 10.7, $262.

Pleasant Grove, Utah 1. Pace Freed/Dustin Searcy, 4.9 seconds, $2,654 each; 2. (tie) Dustin Egusquiza/Jake Long and Tanner Baldwin/Nano Garza, 5.0, $2,235 each; 4. Erich Rogers/Paden Bray, 5.2, $1,816; 5. Britt Smith/Jake Smith, 5.7, $1,536; 6. Brian Winn/Matt Liston, 5.8, $1,257; 7. Garrett Tonozzi/Dustin Davis, 6.0, $978; 8. Nick Sartain/Austin Rogers, 6.1, $698; 9. Brodi Jones/Braydin Evans, 6.3, $419; 10. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 6.4, $140.

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