Clay Smith and Paul Eaves regained their place atop the PRCA world standings with their win in Round 5 of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Clay Smith and Paul Eaves reclaimed their spot on top of the 2018 PRCA world standings in Round 5, winning the day-money with a 3.8 second run, worth $26,230.77.

 Smith and Eaves also moved from sixth to fifth in the average, with a 17.40 on four head. 

"I'm just trying to take a good start, and it makes it easier to head the steer and to win something on every steer," Smith said. "If you just take a good start, it sets up the entire run."

[LISTEN to Clay Smith and Paul Eaves on The Short Score after Round 5]

Smith and Eaves had the steer the Minor brothers were 4.4-plus-5 on in Round 2. 

Clay Smith Paul Eaves 2018 NFR Round 5

Smith and Eaves made the fastest run of the rodeo so far with a 3.8-second run. 

"Riley told me he left real sharp and straight. He took it to where I didn't have to see anything. I could just go right with him and try to get him turned. Paul heeled him first jump, and we got a good finish. That's what made the run."

Smith was on Marty, while Eaves rode 10-year-old Guapo to good position to set up the finish.  

"It set up fast," Eaves added. "I was able to get a good start and be around him. It was just one of those things that happens."

Smith and Eaves 2018 NFR Team Roping

Smith and Eaves made their second victory lap of the week in Round 5 of the 2018 Wrangler NFR. 

Driggers and Nogueira took their first penalty of the rodeo, with a 5.10-plus-5. They remain first in the average but slipped to second in the world. 

Riley and Brady Minor won second with a 3.9-second run, worth $20,730.77 a man. Erich Rogers and Clint Summers and Dustin Egusquiza split third and fourth hole, worth $13,326.92 a man. Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison won fifth with a 4.1-second run, worth $6,769.23 each. Aaron Tsinigine and Trey Yates, who are second in the average with 28.90 on five, picked up a last-hole go-round check worth $4,230.77 for their 5.2-second run. Yates is third in the world with $141,862.02, while Tsinigine is eighth with $127,467.

In the all-around race, Trevor Brazile picked up another tie-down roping round win, splitting the go with Ryan Jarrett and Reese Riemer. Brazile is now nearly $100,000 ahead of Richard with $291,256.90 to Richard's $192,647.05. Tuf Cooper is second in the all-around race with $263,183.93. 

Team Roping Results Round 5:

1. Clay Smith and Paul Eaves, 3.80 seconds, $26,230.77 each

2. Riley Minor and Brady Minor, 3.90 seconds, $20,730.77 each

3/4. Dustin Egusquiza and Kory Koontz, 4.00 seconds, $13,326.92 each

3/4. Erich Rogers and Clint Summers, 4.00 seconds, $13,326.92 each

5. Chad Masters and Joseph Harrison, 4.10 seconds, $6,769.23 each

6. Aaron Tsinigine and Trey Yates, 5.20 seconds, $4,230.77 each

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