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Ward and Hawkins Projected World Champs After Round 6: 2023 NFR Round 7 Cheat Sheet
Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins lead the 2023 NFR average after Round 6, putting them as the projected world champs at this point.
Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins in Round 5 of the 2023 NFR.
Andrew Ward and Buddy Hawkins in Round 5 of the 2023 NFR. | Jamie Arviso Photo

The first-ever NFR matinee wrapped up, shifting the 2023 world standings and NFR average. Here’s how things changed.

World Standings

Andrew Ward is now the No. 2 man in the world by just $1,110.33. His partner, Buddy Hawkins, is third, just $14,610.36 behind Jake Long at first.

Clint Summers $ 202,641.56
Andrew Ward $ 201,531.23
Nelson Wyatt$ 196,437.80
Tyler Wade$ 196,127.36 
Kaleb Driggers$ 193,174.33
Dustin Egusquiza $ 190,445.48
Coleman Proctor $ 187,070.71 
Rhen Richard $ 179,048.30
Luke Brown$ 175,603.73 
Erich Rogers$ 160,360.04 
Derrick Begay$ 156,039.64 
Tanner Tomlinson$ 154,955.01 
Jake Clay $ 136,871.50
Marcus Theriot $ 132,964.66
Clay Smith$ 131,479.09 
Jake Long$216,142.80
Wesley Thorp$213,354.63 
Buddy Hawkins$201,531.23
Junior Nunes Nogueira$193,174.33
Levi Lord$190,445.48
Logan Medlin$187,070.71
Jeremy Buhler$179,048.30
Hunter Koch$175,603.73
Colter Todd$171,206.84
Paul Eaves$160,711.36
Patrick Smith$154,955.01 
Jonathan Torres$146,263.62
Tyler Worley$130,727.46
Paden Bray$126,880.40
Cole Curry$125,787.83

How’s the average shaping up?

The consistency kings Ward and Hawkins have taken hold of the 2023 NFR average with a 31.6 on six head.

Andrew Ward / Buddy Hawkins31.6
Derrick Begay / Colter Todd43.4
Tyler Wade / Wesley Thorp46.7
Nelson Wyatt / Jonathan Torres50.1
Luke Brown / Hunter Koch90.8
Kaleb Driggers / Junior Nunes Nogueira91.4
Tanner Tomlinson / Patrick Smith97
Rhen Richard / Jeremy Buhler101.5
Clint Summers / Jake Long140.4
Clay Smith / Paden Bray142.4
Dustin Egusquiza / Levi Lord146.3
Marcus Theriot / Cole Curry147.3
Jake Clay / Tyler Worley151.7
Coleman Proctor / Logan Medlin165.1
Erich Rogers / Paul Eaves197.7

So, who’s in contention?

After Round 6, Ward and Hawkins are the projected world champions, given they lead the average.

Andrew Ward $ 280,278.21 Buddy Hawkins$280,278.21 
Tyler Wade $ 246,644.69 Wesley Thorp$263,871.96 
Nelson Wyatt $ 233,583.21 Colter Todd$235,095.61 
Derrick Begay $ 219,928.41 Jake Long$216,141.57 
Kaleb Driggers $ 212,488.53 Junior Nunes Nogueira$212,488.53 
Clint Summers $ 202,640.33 Hunter Koch$202,346.47 
Luke Brown $ 202,346.47 Levi Lord$190,444.99 
Dustin Egusquiza $ 190,444.99 Logan Medlin$187,070.42 
Coleman Proctor $ 187,070.42 Jeremy Buhler$186,476.95 
Rhen Richard $ 186,476.95 Jonathan Torres$183,409.03 
Tanner Tomlinson $ 168,326.98 Patrick Smith$168,326.98 
Erich Rogers $ 160,359.63 Paul Eaves$160,710.95 
Jake Clay $ 136,871.21 Tyler Worley$130,727.17
Marcus Theriot $ 132,964.55 Paden Bray$126,879.62
Clay Smith $ 131,478.54 Cole Curry$125,787.72

*Projected means if the 2023 NFR were to end now, after Round 6. Projected world standings numbers are not exact.

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