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Travis Graves

Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 3/1/1984 Jay, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,868,552.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 11 (2008, 2010-19)
Current Residence: Jay, Okla.

2019 world standings place: 13th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 14th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $30,731
2019 earnings: $133,896
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2017)  

2020 Highlights
• Won the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo, with Dustin Egusquiza
Career Highlights
• 2019: Placed in one round to rank 14th in the average with 20.3 seconds on four head at the Wrangler NFR with Ty Blasingame. Won the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas), the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days, the Daggott County Centennial Rodeo (Manila, Utah) and the Evanston (Wyo.) Cowboy Days with Clay Tryan. Co-champion at the Kansas (Phillipsburg) Biggest Rodeo
• 2018: (Partner Clay Tryan) 
Finished 13th in the world standings with $118,928. Placed 15th in the average at the Wrangler NFR, earning $25,795. Placed in one round. Won the Washington (Puyallup) State Fair Pro Rodeo, the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse (Cleburne, Texas), the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, the Kansas Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.) and the Montana's (Dillon) Biggest Weekend
• 2017: (Partner Chad Masters) Finished 5th in  the world standings with $202,688. Placed 1st at the Wrangler NFR with $110,269. Placed in four rounds. Won California Rodeo Salinas, the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, 
the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.), 
the Springville (Calif.) Sierra Rodeo and the Rodeo of the Ozarks (Springdale, Ark.)

• 2016: (Partner Colby Lovell) Placed in two rounds to rank 12th at the Wrangler NFR. Finished 14th in the world standings with $106,450. Won the Canby (Ore) Rodeo, 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 Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas) and the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series (July 8-9)
• 2015: (Partner Chad Masters) Placed in three rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.). Finished 10th in the world standings with $143,496
• 2014: (Partner Trevor Brazile) Won Round 8 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in four other rounds en route to finishing fifth in the average standings. Won California Rodeo Salinas; the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver); the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo and the Ramona (Calif.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge Finale (Omaha, Neb.); the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Rapid City, S.D.); the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo and the Parker County Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas). Finished second in the world standings with $176,183
• 2013: (Partner Kaleb Driggers) Won Round 9 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in three other rounds; finished third in the world standings with $162,351. Won the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede; the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo; the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Tulsa (Okla.) State Fair PRCA Rodeo, with Turtle Powell and the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas). Co-champion at the Stephenville (Texas) Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo and the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas), with Luke Brown. Co-champion at the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, with Clay Tryan
• 2012: (Partner Clay Tryan) Won Round 7 of the Wrangler NFR and placed in four other rounds. Finished eighth in the world standings with $137,287. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); the Gooding (Idaho) ProRodeo; the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo; the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and Montana’s Biggest Weekend (Dillon, Mont.)
• 2011: (Partner Clay Tryan) Placed in four rounds at the Wrangler NFR and finished second in the world standings with $189,649. Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the Lea County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup; the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo; the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Red Bluff (Calif.) Round-Up and the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho)
• 2010: (Partner Clay Tryan) Placed in five rounds of the Wrangler NFR, including a win in Round 9. Finished second in the world standings with $185,784 after breaking the regular-season earnings record for team roping heeling with $147,653, eclipsing the record of $118,277 set by Jade Corkill in 2009. Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.); Tryan and Graves won the most championship money of anyone in Omaha, collecting $34,955 each. Won the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.); the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo; Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.); the Cassia County Fair & Rodeo (Burley, Idaho); the Othello (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo
• 2009: (Partner Turtle Powell) Won the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo and the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo; finished 22nd in the world standings with earnings of $42,810
• 2008: (Partner Turtle Powell) Placed in four of 10 rounds in the Wrangler NFR, finishing second in the average standings and 11th in the world standings with $107,701. Won the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo; the Dinosaur Round-Up Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.); the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede and the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup
• 2007: Co-champion at the Fort Worth (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, with Keven Daniel, and won the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.), with Turtle Powell
• 2006: Won the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo, with Keven Daniel
• 2002: Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, with Blaine Linaweaver

Won the International Finals Youth Rodeo heeling title, 2001

5-10, 205 … Wife, Tamika (married June 11, 2005); son, Tee (born Nov. 5, 2012); daughter, True Vista (born June 24, 2014) … Enjoys basketball, Mexican food and alternative music … His father, Ronnie, is a rancher and horse trainer; mother, Teresa, is a middle school teacher … Lists Walt Woodard and Clay O’Brien Cooper as his rodeo idols
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