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Cole Davison

Events: Team roping (Heeler)
Born: 2/16/1989 College Station, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2008
PRCA Career Earnings: $570,191.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 2 (2018-19)
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2019 world standings place: 12th
2019 Wrangler NFR standings place: 10th
2019 Wrangler NFR earnings: $62,462
2019 earnings: $134,371
Education: Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), bachelor’s degree in business (2013)

2020 Highlights

• Won the Lawton (Okla.) Rangers Rodeo, with Bubba Buckaloo
Career Highlights
• 2019: (Partner Levi Simpson) Won Round 1 and Round 3 to place in two rounds and rank 10th in the average with 68.1 seconds on eight head at the Wrangler NFR with Tyler Wade. Won the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, the Bruce (Alberta) Stampede and the Cranbrook (British Columbia) Pro Rodeo. Co-champion at the Williams Lake (Alberta) Stampede
• 2018: (Partner Kolton Schmidt) Finished 11th in the world standings with $128,713. Placed 14th in the average at the Wrangler NFR, earning $63,308. Won Rounds 6 and 10. Won the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.), the Omak (Wash.) Stampede and the IPE and Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia). Co-champion at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo
• 2017: (Partner Cory Kidd V) Finished 27th in the world standings with $41,771. Won the Grande Prarie (Alberta) Stompede and the That Famous Preston (Idaho) Night Rodeo
• 2016: Won the Cowboy Capital Of The World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas), with Ty Blasingame
• 2015: (Partner Rhen Richard) Won the Hand Hills Lake Rodeo (Craigmyle, Alberta), the Black Diamond Legends (Price, Utah), the Utah's Own Rodeo (Salt Lake City) and the Bozeman (Mont.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Cache County Fair and Rodeo (Logan, Utah). Finished 31st in the world standings with $35,571
• 2014: Won the Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano) with Aaron Tsinigine; the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas), with Ty Blasingame; the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas), with Cory Kidd V; the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days Rodeo, with Nathan McWhorter and the Tops in Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville), with Nathan McWhorter. Co-champion at the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Nathan McWhorter. Finished 17th in the world standings with $54,220
• 2013: Co-champion at the XIT Reunion & Rodeo (Dalhart, Texas), with Bubba Buckaloo; finished 42nd in the world standings with $23,625
• 2012: (Partner Caleb Smidt) Won the Kendall County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Boerne, Texas); the Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo (Seguin, Texas); the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas) and the Amicus Club PRCA Rodeo (Alexandria, La.); co-champion at the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas). Finished 52nd in the world standings with $17,483
• 2011: (Partner Justin Van Davis) Won the Trinity Valley Exposition (Liberty, Texas) and co-champion at the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas). Won the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days, with Luke Brown. Won the Kendall County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Boerne, Texas), with Caleb Smidt. Finished 36th in the world standings with $27,213
• 2010: Finished 83rd in the world standings with $11,298
• 2009: Won Rodeo Killeen (Texas), with Justin Van Davis, and co-champion at the Pasadena (Texas) Livestock Show & Rodeo, with Sterling Smith; finished  114th in the world standings with $6,876

Four-time qualifier for the National High School Finals Rodeo

6-3, 200 … Wife, Whitney Baker Davison, is a barrel racer; daughter, Milli (born June 28, 2010); daughter, Letti Ruth (born Oct. 30, 2017) … Father, James, is a cutting horse trainer, and mother, Karen Davison, is an equine nutritionist; younger sister, Jaycie … His dad competed as a bareback rider and team roper before turning to training horses after college … Cole also trains horses when not on the road competing and teaches team roping … Home-schooled for the last three years of high school and competed in baseball as an infielder for Fredericksburg (Texas) High School … Favorite rodeo is the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo … Favorite book and film is The Lone Survivor, which tells the story of fellow Sam Houston State graduate and Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell … Credits his dad, Martin Lucero and Mickey Nelson as being the biggest influences on his career 
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