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Colby Lovell


Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 3/22/1987 Huntsville, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2006
PRCA Career Earnings: $863,036.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 6 (2010-13, 2015-16)
Current Residence: Madisonville, Texas

2016 world standings place: 11th
2016 WNFR standings place: 12th
2016 WNFR earnings: $27,769
2016 earnings: $122,245
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2016)
Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2012, 2015)
Education: Blinn College (Bryan, Texas), Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), degree in agricultural business

Professional

2017 Highlights
• Won the Ram Texas (Waco) Circuit Finals Rodeo, with Paul Eaves
• Won the Matagordo County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas), with Shane Philipp

Career Highlights
• 2016: (Partner Travis Graves) Placed in two rounds to rank 12th at the Wrangler NFR. 
Won the Canby (Ore) Rodeo, the Kansas (Phillipsburg) Biggest Rodeo, the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.) and the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.). Co-champion at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas), the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series (July 8-9) and the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Won the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo, with Will Woodfin. Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots, with Kory Koontz. Co-champion at the Wranglers Champions Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Scottsdale, Ariz.), with Kory Koontz
• 2015: (Partner Kory Koontz) Placed in six rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.), the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.), the Spring Classic (Mesquite, Texas), the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.) and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas). Won the Freestone County PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas), with Justin Van Davis. Co-champion at the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.). Finished sixth in the world standings with $188,253
• 2014: (Partner Martin Lucero) Won the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas) and the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Rapid City, S.D.), with Kory Koontz. Co-champion at the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 30th in the world standings with $39,684
• 2013: (Partner Martin Lucero) Won Round 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 4.2 seconds and placed in four other rounds; finished 11th in the world standings with $110,526. Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76, the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo, the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas), the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.) and the Spring Classic (Mesquite, Texas). Won the all-around at the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas). Won the all-around and the team roping at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas), with Randall Richards. Won the all-around at the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo, the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Stephenville (Texas) Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo
• 2012: Won Round 6 of the Wrangler NFR in 3.5 seconds and placed in two other rounds, with Russell Cardoza. Won the 102nd Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, with Russell Cardoza, the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)(Oct. 2011), with Ryan Motes, the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo, with Russell Cardoza, the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), with Russell Cardoza, Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.), with Russell Cardoza, the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.), with Kinney Harrell, the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.), with Russell Cardoza and the Tops in Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas), with Kinney Harrell. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Grimes County Fair (Navasota, Texas). Won the all-around at the Bryan (Texas), Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Won the all-around and was co-champion in the team roping at the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo, with Kinney Harrell. Won the all-around at the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Finished 11th in the world standings with $118,033
• 2011: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, with York Gill. Won the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), with Bobby Harris, the Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), with Ryan Motes, the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, with Cory Petska and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club & PRCA Rodeo, with Ryan Motes. Finished 13th in the world standings with $106,319
• 2010: (Partner Kory Koontz) Won Round 1 of his first Wrangler NFR with a time of 4.1 seconds. Finished 15th in the world standings with $87,323. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo, the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo, the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo, the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.), the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart,& Texas), Co-champion a the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.). Won the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas), with John Paul Lucero. Earned more money by mid-July that he had in his first four seasons combined, helped along by earning $10,696 over the Fourth of July week. Finished second to Russell Cardoza in the World's Greatest Roper competition in June
• 2009: Won the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.), with John Paul Lucero, the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the San Augustine (Texas) County PRCA Rodeo, with Wade Clayton, switched from heeler to header midway through the season. Finished 38th in the all-around world standings, 96th in team roping heading and 101st in team roping heeling
• 2008: Won the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, with Tommy Edens, the Tops in Texas PRCA Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas), the Kit Carson Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.), the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas), the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas) and the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Justin Lovell. Finished 44th in the team roping heeling standings with $22,220
• 2007: Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Brad Hamilton

Amateur
As a freshman at Blinn College in 2006, won the Southwest Region collegiate championship in tie-down roping and qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.). Twice qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in team roping and cutting

Personal
5-11, 180 … Wife. Kassidy (married Oct. 19, 2011); son, Levi … Father, Joel, works at a therapeutic riding center in Trinity, Texas; mother, Amy Cannon, lives in Stephenville, Texas, and shows cutting horses and barrel races occasionally; two brothers, Joey Lovell and Sam Cannon … Cousin Justin Lovell is also a PRCA roper, with whom Colby paired during most of the 2008 season … Got into rodeo because “my family’s done it forever.” He started roping when he was four years old and won his first buckle when he was 7 … Works on a ranch owned by his grandfather, Bob Samuel, when not on the road competing … Enjoys playing basketball and hog hunting … Graduated from Madisonville (Texas) High School in 2005 … Favorite movies are Lonesome Dove, The Hangover and (the original) True Grit 
 
 
 
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