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Travis Graves


Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 3/1/1984 Jay, Okla.
Joined PRCA: 2003
PRCA Career Earnings: $139,849.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 8 (2008, 2010-16)
Current Residence: Jay, Okla.

2016 world standings place: 14th
2016 WNFR standings place: 12th
2016 WNFR earnings: $27,769
2016 earnings: $106,450
Tour Finale titles: 2 (2010, 2014)
Tour Finale qualifications: 6 (2010-15)
RNCFR qualifications: 1 (2006)

Professional
2016 Highlights- partner Colby Lovell
• Placed in two rounds to rank 12th at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the Canby (Ore) Rodeo
• Won the Kansas (Phillipsburg) Biggest Rodeo
• Won the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.)
• Won the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
• Co-champion at the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas)
• Co-champion at the Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Pro Rodeo Series (July 8-9)
Career Highlights
• 2015: - with 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 tenth in the world standings with $143,496
• 2014: (Partner Trevor Brazile) Won Round 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 3.8 seconds 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, Colo.); 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 National Finals Rodeo with a rodeo-best time of 3.6 seconds 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 in 3.6 seconds and placed in four other rounds. Finished 8th 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; 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 with a time of 4.2 seconds. Finished second in the world standings with $185,784 after breaking the regular-season earnings record for team roping heelers 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 & 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 season earnings of $107,701. Won the San Antonio Stock Show & 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 & 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

Amateur
Won the International Finals Youth Rodeo heeling title, 2001

Personal
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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