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Spicer Gripp Memo­rial champs, World Series and USTRC re­sults and more

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By Kaitlin Gus­tave

Texan Lane Ivy and Kansan Buddy Hawkins II won the Spicer Gripp Memo­rial White­face Ford Open Team Roping with a to­tal time of 46.13 sec­onds on six head to take home $45,400 in prize money after com­ing into the short round in the num­ber-three spot be­hind Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith and av­er­age lead­ers Bubba Buck­aloo and Trey Yates. The top two teams legged in the short round, leav­ing Ivy and Hawkins II to se­cure the num­ber-one spot.

“A cou­ple of teams got a leg, which al­lowed us to do good,” said Ivy. “We just did our job and it turned out good.”

Ivy and Hawkins II needed to be 8.91 sec­onds on their short-round steer to move to the top of the leader board. The hot duo turned in a time of 8.07 sec­onds.

“We ex­e­cuted our game plan is what I would call that,” Ivy said. “I’m not dis­ap­pointed with any­thing that I did to­day.”

“There were a cou­ple steers in there that were a lit­tle more chal­leng­ing,” Hawkins II added. “I missed the start on one, which heel­ing it doesn’t seem like it mat­ters much, but the steer kind of peeled right and

Lane did a great job get­ting it on him. Over­all, I can’t say we roped per­fect. We’re try­ing to get bet­ter ev­ery day. I’ve about al­ways cut my hands off in round four or five to be high-man back. Our horses are so tired. Some­times the steers are big and it’s hard on our horses to run six of them out here.”

Ivy rode a 15-year-old bay geld­ing named Cuervo that he got from Chad Mas­ters, while Hawkins II rode a 13-yearold sor­rel mare he calls Daisy, who also won the Amer­i­can Quar­ter Horse As­so­ci­a­tion top heel horse at the Gripp.

IVY RODE 15-YEAR-OLD CUERVO TO THE SPICER GRIPP OPEN TI­TLE, WHILE HAWKINS COUNTED ON HIS 13-YEAR-OLD MARE, DAISY.

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