Smith and Eaves continue to lead the 2018 PRCA world standings.

As the rodeo season is starting back ups, Clay Smith and Paul Eaves find themselves in the hot-seat banking a total of $20,763.02 each thus far. Their team recently won the Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo in Waco, Texas with a time of 14.7 seconds on three head worth $3,025 each. They also banked in the round tying for first in the first round with Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill with a 4.4-second run worth $1,765 each. They also placed second in the third round with a 4.1 worth $1,513 each. Smith and Eaves each ended up banking $6,303.

Jr. Dees and Tyler McKnight took home the average win at the Qualifier TE Only National Western Rodeo in Denver, Colo. as 2017 came to a close with 10.3 seconds on two head worth $1,612. Their team placed third in the second round with a 4.9 second run worth $537 each. By the end of the weekend Dees and McKnight added a total of $2,149 to each man’s earnings.

West Monroe, La. 1. Bart Brunson/Wesley Brunson, 5.2 seconds, $1,090 each; 2. Joe Beaver/McCoy Profili, 5.3, $902; 3. Cyle Denison/Boogie Ray, 5.8, $714; 4. Rowdy Rieken/Wesley Johnson, 6.8, $526; 5. Kash Miller/Owen Lott, 7.4, $338; 6. Clint Wallace/Chris Kyle, 8.3, $188.

Waco, Texas Team roping: First round: 1. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.4 seconds, $1,765 each; 3. Jake Orman/York Gill, 4.6, $1,008; 4. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 4.9, $504. Second round: 1. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.7 seconds, $2,017 each; 2. Kelsey Parchman/Cody Hogan, 4.8, $1,513; 3. (tie) Clay Tryan/Jade Corkill and Jake Orman/York Gill, 5.7, $756 each. Third round: 1. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 3.6 seconds, $2,017 each; 2. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 4.1, $1,513; 3. Kaleb Driggers/Junior Nogueira, 4.5, $1,008; 4. (tie) Trevor Brazile/Patrick Smith and Kelsey Parchman/Cody Hogan, 4.7, $252 each. Average: 1. Clay Smith/Paul Eaves, 14.7 seconds on three head, $3,025 each; 2. Chad Masters/Travis Graves, 27.9, $2,269; 3. Chase Wiley/Martin Lucero, 36.3, $1,512; 4. Luke Brown/Jake Long, 8.5 on two head, $756.

Denver, Colo. Team roping: First round: 1. Manny Egusquiza Jr./Levi Lord, 4.8 seconds, $1,075 each; 2. Denton Taylor/Dusty Taylor, 5.0, $806; 3. Austin Crist/Josh Fillmore, 5.1, $537; 4. (tie) Laramie Allen/Ross Ashford and Tyler Waters/Britt Bockius, 5.3, $134 each. Second round: 1. (tie) Travis Bounds/Kyon Kreutzer and Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden, 4.7 seconds, $940 each; 3. Jr. Dees/Tyler McKnight, 4.9, $537; 4. Ty Blasingame/Trey Yates, 5.2, $269. Average: 1. Jr. Dees/Tyler McKnight, 10.3 seconds on two head, $1,612 each; 2. Paul David Tierney/Tanner Braden, 10.7, $1,209; 3. Ty Blasingame/Trey Yates, 10.9, $806; 4. Chad Masters/Jake Minor, 11.4, $403.