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Michael Jones


Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 7/11/1979 Ames, Iowa
Joined PRCA: 1999
PRCA Career Earnings: $861,832.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2003-04, 2007-09)
Current Residence: Stephenville, Texas

2013 world standings: n/a
2013 earnings: n/a
Wrangler NFR average titles: 1 (2004)
Tour Finale titles: 2
      Winter: 2001
      Championship: 2003
Tour Finale qualifications: 10
      Winter: 2001, 2003-04
      Summer: 2004-06
      Championship: 2003-04, 2008-09
DNCFR qualifications: 1 (2005)

Professional
2014 Highlights
• Won the Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas), with Travis Tryan
• Won the Angelina Benefit Rodeo (Lufkin, Texas), with Travis Tryan
• Co-champion at the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo, with Travis Tryan
Career Highlights
• 2012-13: Did not compete
• 2011: Finished 48th in the world standings with $19,286
• 2010: (Partner Travis Tryan) Won the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo; finished 22nd in the world standings with $46,710
• 2009: (Partner Travis Tryan) Won Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.8 seconds; won Round 8 in 3.8 and shared first place in Round 4 in 3.7 seconds; finished sixth in the world standings with $140,311. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo;  the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo. Won the SandHills Stock Show & Rodeo (Odessa, Texas) and the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver) with Chad Masters
•  2008: (Partner Travis Tryan) Placed in four of 10 rounds of the Wrangler NFR, with Chad Masters. Finished fourth in the world standings with earnings of $146,451. 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). Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, with Chad Masters
•  2007: (Partner Travis Tryan) Won Round 1 and shared first place in Round 2 of Wrangler NFR; finished eighth in the world standings with $128,863. Won Rodeo Austin (Texas); the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Cloverdale Rodeo (Surrey, British Columbia); the Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.); the Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede and co-champion at the Western Montana Fair & Rodeo (Missoula)
•  2006: (Partner Travis Tryan) Won the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas); the Home of Champions (Red Lodge, Mont.) and the Livingston (Mont.) Round-Up. Won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo and the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Finished 16th in the world standings with $48,768
•  2005: (Partner Trevor Brazile) Co-champion in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round and won the average at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); won the World’s Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.) and was co-champion at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Frontier Days ProRodeo (Weatherford, Texas). Won the Somervell County PRCA Rodeo (Glen Rose, Texas), with Nick Sartain. Finished the year 20th in the world with $32,826
• 2004: Won the Wrangler NFR average title, with Clay Tryan, in a time of 77.8 seconds on 10 head. Set an arena record with a 3.7-second run in Round 7 (which was broken at the 2005 Wrangler NFR) and set a Wrangler NFR earnings record in team roping with $95,102. Also won Round 6 with a 3.9-second run and placed in four additional rounds. Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo (Denver) and the Walker County Fair and Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas), with Chad Masters. Finished fourth in the world with $136,725
• 2003: Won the Tour Championships (Dallas); the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) and the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.). Co-champion in Round 10 with a 4.4-second run at the Wrangler NFR, with Chad Masters; finished seventh in the world standings with $98,862
• 2002: Qualified for the Olympic Command Performance Rodeo (Farmington, Utah)
• 2001: Won the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas), with Reese Kerr Jr.; finished 18th in the world heeling standings with $41,545

Personal
6-0, 175 ... Single ... Parents are David and Linda Jones ... His older brother, Scott, is a personal trainer and biomechanics specialist in Dallas, and his older sister, Jennifer, is a CPA in Fort Worth ... His father, David, invented and patented the first mechanical team roping simulator in 1989 ... Michael enjoys golfing, hunting and riding colts ... He is actively involved in the family business, developing training techniques  ... Began roping when he was 8 years old and has been featured in numerous TV commercials and magazine ads … Primary competition horse is Jackyl, a dun gelding he bought from fellow team roper Kory Koontz in 2006
 
 
 
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