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Travis Tryan

Events: Team Roping (Heading)
Born: 1/5/1981 Plentywood, Mont.
Joined PRCA: 2000
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,559,855.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 11 (2001-2010, 2012)
Current Residence: Billings, Mont.

2019 world standings place: 35th
2019 earnings: $20,768
Career Highlights

• 2019: (Partner Justin Viles) Won the Meagher County Labor Day Rodeo (White Sulpher Spring, Mont.). Co-champion at the McCone County Fair PRCA Rodeo (Circle, Mont.) and the Big Fork (Mont.) Summer ProRodeo
• 2018: (Partner Justin Viles) Won the Wolf Point (Mont.) Wild Horse Stampede, the Eastern Montana (Miles City) Fair Rodeo and the Bridger (Mont.) Summer Series. Finished 103rd in the world standings with $12,034
• 2017: Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo. Finished 66th in the world standings with $21,335

• 2016: (Partner Levi Tyan) Won the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas). Co-champion at the Range Days Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) and the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss). Co-champion at the Annual Fourth of July & PRCA Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.), with Tyler Worley. Finished 64th in world standings $18,703
• 2015: Won the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, with Jett Hillman, and the Parker County Frontier Days and PRCA Rodeo (Weatherford, Texas), with Jett Hillman. Finished 19th in the world standings with $57,498
• 2014: (Partner Michael Jones): Won the Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) and the Angelina Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas). Co-champion at the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo. Co-champion at Utah's Own Rodeo (Salt Lake City), with Dugan Kelly. Finished 24th in the world standings with $41,777
• 2013: (Partner Jake Long) Won the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo (Albuquerque, N.M.); finished 16th in the world standings with $60,745
• 2012: (Partner Jake Long) Placed in three rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and finished 14th in the world standings with $104,889. Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo; the Guy Weadick Days (High River, Alberta); the Sundre (Alberta) ProRodeo; the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.); the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, and the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo; co-champion at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.). Won the NILE ProRodeo (Billings, Mont.), with Joel Bach 
• 2011: Won the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series, with Rich Skelton. Co-champion at the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up, with Rich Skelton. Finished 16th in the world standings with $60,119
• 2010: (Partner Rich Skelton) Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR; finished 10th in the world standings with $109,441. (Partner Michael Jones) Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo
• 2009:(Partner Michael Jones) Won Round 3 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 3.8 seconds; Round 8 in 3.8 and shared first place in Round 4 in 3.7 seconds; surpassed $1 million in career earnings. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo. Finished sixth in the world standings with earnings of $140,930 • 2008: (Partner Cory Petska) Tied then-world record with 3.5-second run in winning the eighth round of the Wrangler NFR and placed in two other rounds. Finished fourth in the world standings with earnings of $137,130. (Partner Michael Jones) Won the West of the Pecos Rodeo (Pecos, Texas); the Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta); the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.) ; the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.) and the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper) • 2007: (Partner Michael Jones) Won Round 1 and shared first place in Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR on the way to finishing fifth in the average and eighth in the world standings with $128,863. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Cloverdale Rodeo (Surrey, British Columbia); the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.) and the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede; co-champion at the Western Montana Fair and Rodeo (Missoula) • 2006: Placed in three rounds at the Wrangler NFR with partner Jhett Johnson. They won the first round in 4.3 seconds and were second in the average with a total time of 109.6 seconds on 10 head. (Partner Michael Jones) Won the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas); the Home of Champions (Red Lodge, Mont.) and the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up. Won the Tour Rounds at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Won the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas), with Allen Bach. Finished third in the world standings with $148,241
• 2005: (Partner Allen Bach) Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.); the Sonora (Texas) Outlaw Pro Rodeo; the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.); the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days; the Tour Round and average titles at San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and the Tour Round at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); qualified for the Tour Championships (Dallas) after finishing second at the Winter Tour Finale (Reno, Nev.). Finished third in the world with $110,017
• 2004: (Partner Matt Zancanella) Finished 15th in the world with $64,399; won the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (Odessa, Texas); the Days of the Old West Rodeo (Delta, Utah) and the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-up. Won Tour Round and average titles at the Greeley (Colo.) Rocky Mountain Stampede and won the Tour Round at the Dinosaur Days Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah). Placed in two rounds at the Wrangler NFR, tying for the win in Round 8 with a time of 4.0 seconds, with Kirt Jones. Finished 15th in the Wrangler NFR average and won $17,042
• 2003: (Partner Matt Zancanella) Won the San Angelo (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo; La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days; the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho. Shared win in Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR with a 4.6-second run; finished the year 11th in the world standings with $83,171
• 2002: (Partner Matt Zancanella) Won the NILE Rodeo (Billings, Mont.); the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo and the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); finished 11th in the world with $92,234
• 2001: (Partner Matt Robertson) Won the New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque); the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo and the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exposition (Surrey, British Columbia)

Horse Precious Speck "Walt" was voted the AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Head Horse of the Year race in 2003 and 2007-09; Walt finished third in 2004 and 2005. Walt died April 24, 2010 of an aneurysm while warming up for morning slack at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. He was 20...Horse Colonel Parkay "Gold Digger," finished second in the AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Heading Horse of the Year balloting in 2006.

6-0, 165 … Wife, Hillary Lusse (a former University of Montana cheerleader); daughters, Riley Paige (born Jan. 5, 2007) and Payton Jae (born May 25, 2009) ... Hobbies include golf and basketball … His brother, Clay, has won three team roping world titles (2005, 2013-14) and his younger brother, Brady, and his father, Dennis, are also team ropers who have qualified for the NFR … Mother, Terri Kaye Kirkland, competes in barrel racing; at the 2003 Wrangler NFR, Terri Kaye, Travis and Clay became the first mother-sons combination to qualify in the same year; all three of them made it back in 2004 and 2005 … In 2010, Brady, Clay and Travis became the first set of three brothers to qualify for the Wrangler NFR team roping in the same year …Enjoys watching the NBA Sacramento Kings … Rodeo idols are his parents ... Won $123,285 at the 2008 George Strait Team Roping Classic 
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