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Garrett Nokes


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping
Born: 11/21/1975 McCook, Neb.
Joined PRCA: 1996
PRCA Career Earnings: $719,759.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2005)
Current Residence: McCook, Neb.

2013 world standings place: 174th (TD)
2013 earnings: $4,451 (TD)
Tour Finale qualifications: 4
   Winter Finale
: 2000, 2005
   
Summer Finale: 2005
   
Championship: 2005
DNCFR qualifications: 3 (1998, 2002-03)
Education: Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell) bachelor’s degree in mathematics

Professional
2014 Highlights
• Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Old West Trail Rodeo (Crawford, Neb.)
Career Highlights
• 2012: Won the all-around and was co-champion in the team roping at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.), with Matt Wilken. Won the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.). 
Won the all-around at the Wahoo (Neb.) Saddle Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 53rd in the all-around standings with $12,524, 153rd in steer wrestling with $6,446, 236th in tie-down roping with $2,608 and 212th in team roping with $3,469
• 2011: Won the all-around at the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo; the all-around at the Crazy Horse (S.D.) Stampede; the all-around at Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell, Neb.); the all-around and the steer wrestling at the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.); the all-around at Iowa's Championship Rodeo (Sidney, Iowa); the all-around at the Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.); the all-around at the Isanti (Minn.) Firefighters Rodeo; the all-around and the team roping at the Catfish Stampede (Onida, S.D.); co-champion at the Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo (Fergus Falls, Minn.). Finished 27th in the all-around standings with $30,008, 77th in steer wrestling with $13,944, 84th in tie-down roping with $11,069 and 163rd in team roping with $4,995
• 2010: Won the all-around and the steer wrestling at the Crosstie PRCA Rodeo (Hinton, Okla.); the all-around and the steer wrestling at the Sand & Sage Roundup (Lamar, Colo.)the all-around and the tie-down roping at the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.); the all-around at the Dodge Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo (Park City, Kan.); the all-around at the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo (Mitchell, S.D.); the all-around at the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.); the all-around at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo (North Platte, Neb.); the all-around at the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.); the all-around at the Kimball (Neb.) County Fair & Rodeo; the all-around at Nebraska's Big Rodeo (Burwell); finished 36th in the all-around world standings with $22,976
2009: Won the all-around and tie-down roping titles at the Old West Trail Rodeo (Crawford, Neb.); won the all-around title at the Rooftop Rodeo (Estes Park, Colo.); the all-around title at the Dayton (Iowa) Championship Rodeo; the all-around title at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.); won the tie-down roping at the Woodward (Okla.) Elks Rodeo. Finished 33rd in the all-around world standings with $21,575
• 2008: Won the all-around at The Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins, Colo.) and co-champion in steer wrestling at the PRCA Championship Rodeo (Topeka, Kan.). Finished 51st in the all-around standings with $12,862
• 2007: Won steer wrestling title at Thomas County Rodeo, Colby; won tie-down roping titles at PRCA Championship Rodeo (Grand Island, Neb.) and Oregon Trail Rodeo (Hastings, Neb.). Finished 23rd in the all-around standings with $33,932
• 2006: Won all-around titles at Pasadena (Texas) ProRodeo; Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo; Abdallah Shrine Rodeo (Kansas City, Kan.) and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.). Co-champion of the Flint Hills PRCA Rodeo (Strong City, Kan.). Won steer wrestling titles at Oakdale (Calif.) Rodeo; the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.) and the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.)
• 2005: Won all-around titles at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup and the Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo (Garden City, Kan.); co-all-around champion at the Roughrider Days Rodeo (Dickinson, N.D.) in steer wrestling won the first round at his first Wrangler NFR with a time of 3.5 seconds and placed in five additional rounds; won the steer wrestling titles at the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup and at the Home of Champions (Red Lodge, Mont.); co-champion in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and won the average title at the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo; co-champion in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the California Rodeo Salinas and co-champion at the Oakley (Utah) Independence Day Rodeo; finished second in the steer wrestling in both the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average behind his brother, Justen, at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver); finished second in both the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and average in steer wrestling at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); won a tie-down roping title at the Licking (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo; qualified for the Wrangler NFR in the steer wrestling and placed 11th with $54,099; finished the year fourth in the world in steer wrestling with $127,775
• 2000: Qualified for the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas) and was a finalist in the steer wrestling. Finished the year ranked 18th in the world in steer wrestling with $49,501; was 29th in tie-down roping with $33,007 and 23rd in the all-around with $82,637
• 1997: Won the Prairie Circuit all-around and steer wrestling titles

Amateur
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Central Plains Region all-around and steer wrestling champion, 1998

Personal
5-11, 235…Wife, Laura, is a school teacher; sons, Trevor and Parker…Has a younger brother, Justen, who competes in the PRCA and coaches the Hastings (Neb.) College team ... Got involved in rodeo after growing up around horses. His parents competed in amateur rodeos and many of his dad’s friends were ropers…Hobbies include training horses, snow skiing and spending time with his family…Coordinates the annual Wayne Boyer Memorial Timed Event Showdown in his hometown of McCook, Neb., in honor of his late uncle ... Favorite event is tie-down roping, but says that steer wrestling has been more profitable for him…Nokes' top tie-down roping horse, Thumper, was killed by a gunshot fired from the roadside Feb. 4, 2008 while Nokes was driving to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo ... Favorite sport to watch is basketball, favorite athlete outside of rodeo is Michael Jordan and within rodeo it is Ote Berry, favorite music is old country and old rock-n-roll and favorite artist is Kid Rock…Graduated from McCook (Neb.) High School  

 
 
 
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