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Trevor Knowles


Events: Steer Wrestling, Tie-down Roping
Born: 9/15/1980 Baker City, Ore.
Joined PRCA: 2001
PRCA Career Earnings: $1,524,453.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 12 (2004-15)
Current Residence: Mount Vernon, Ore.

2016 world standings place: 12th
2016 WNFR standings place: 9th
2016 WNFR earnings: $42,683
2016 earnings: $101,336
Tour Finale qualifications: 7
    Summer: 2003, 2005
   Championship: 2010-14
RNCFR titles: 1 (2011)
RNCFR qualifications: 6 (2005, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2014)
Education: Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College and Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, Idaho), Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Professional
2017 Highlights

• Won the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days
• Won the Parada Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
• Co-champion at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo
Career Highlights
• 2016: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR to rank ninth in the average. Won the all-around at the Cheney (Wash.) Rodeo, the steer wrestling at the Canby (Ore) Rodeo and the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• 2015: Placed in four rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo, The Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), the Ram Columbia River ProRodeo Circuit Finals and the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz). Won the all-around at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished 12th in the world standings with $133,166
• 2014: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Rapid City, S.D.), the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) and the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup. Won the all-around at the Central Point (Ore.) Wild Rogue ProRodeo. Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Redding, Calif.). Finished sixth in the world standings with $134,406
• 2013: Won Round 1 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 3.1 seconds and placed in three other rounds to finish sixth in the world standings with $137,907. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.), the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo, the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo, the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, the Ram Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.), the Big Sky ProRodeo Roundup (Great Falls, Mont.) and the Rowell Ranch Rodeo (Hayward, Calif.). Won the all-around at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Airdrie (Alberta) ProRodeo
• 2012: Won Round 5 of the Wrangler NFR in 3.3 seconds and placed in three other rounds on his way to finishing 10th in the world standings with $113,722. Won the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo
• 2011: Won Round 2 of the Wrangler NFR with a rodeo-best-equaling time of 3.3 seconds; shared wins in Rounds 1 (3.9) and 10 (3.6) and placed in two other rounds on his way to finishing third in the average and fourth in the world standings with season earnings of $167,860. Won the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo (Oklahoma City), the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show (Union, Ore.), the 51st Annual Daines Ranch Rodeo (Innisfail, Alberta), the Wild Rogue ProRodeo (Central Point, Ore.) and the Walker County Fair & Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas) with a time of 11.5 seconds on three head
• 2010: Placed in six of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR to finish fourth in the average and third in the world standings with $164,494. Won the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.), the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Spanish Fork, Utah) and the Medicine Hat (Alberta) Stampede. Set an arena record of 3.0 seconds and won the second round of the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.), also won the average in 6.8 seconds on two head; rode Lee Graves' horse Jessie, the 2009 AQHA Horse of the Year; earned $15,400 in Omaha, the second-most money won in steer wrestling behind final-four winner Curtis Cassidy. Co-champion at the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo. Won the all-around and steer wrestling at the Chief Joseph (Ore.) Days Rodeo
• 2009: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup, the Columbia River Circuit year-end title, the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo, the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the Walla Walla (Wash) Frontier Days, where he broke the arena record with a 7.4-second time on two head, including an arena record run of 3.5 seconds in the first round. Finished 12th in the world standings with $90,084
• 2008: Won Round 8 of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 3.6 seconds and Round 10 in 3.4 seconds; shared first place in rounds 7 and 9. His earnings in Las Vegas of $87,350 were second only to Luke Branquinho and allowed him to move from 13th place to fourth in the final PRCA World Standings with $146,026. Won the Red Bluff (Calif.) Roundup, the IPE Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia) and the Poway (Calif.) Coors Rodeo. Won the all-around at California Rodeo Salinas
• 2007: Placed in five of the 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR; finished 12th in the world standings with $99,163. Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Omak (Wash.) Stampede, the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo (Grandview, Wash.), the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup
• 2006: Won the Othello (Wash.) Rodeo, the Falkland (British Columbia) Stampede and the Southwest District Fat Stock Show & Rodeo (Lake Charles, La.). Co-champion at the Omak (Wash.) Stampede and the Sheridan (Wyo.) Rodeo. Placed in four of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR and finished 13th in the world standings with $85,797
• 2005: Won the seventh round of the Wrangler NFR with a time of 3.6 seconds. Won the NILE Pro Rodeo (Billings, Mont.), the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair Rodeo and the Omak (Wash.) Stampede. Co-champion in the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo. Won tie-down roping title at the Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo (Grandview, Wash.) and the all-around title at the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo. Finished the year ranked 14th among steer wrestlers in the world standings with $92,210
• 2004: Placed in four rounds at the Wrangler NFR, tying for the win in Round 10 with a time of 4.2 seconds. Finished 10th in the world standings with $95,186 and 12th in the Wrangler NFR average, picking up $38,732. Won average and Tour Round titles at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Won the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo and the Columbia River Circuit year-end title
• 2003: Won the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo and the Yakima (Wash.) Rodeo. Finished 28th in the world standings with $29,935
• Columbia River Circuit steer wrestling champion 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2010; all-around champion 2005, 2007

Amateur
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Northwest Region steer wrestling, tie-down roping and all-around champion, 1999

Personal
6-4, 210 ... Single ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Nephew of Butch Knowles, 1987 NFR saddle bronc riding average champion, four-time NFR qualifier and rodeo TV analyst ... Started in rodeo in 1988 ... Father, Jeff, is a PRCA member and a contractor, while his mother, Sally, is a beautician. He has one brother. Cousin, Blake Knowles, is also a PRCA steer wrestler who has twiced qualified for the Wrangler NFR ... Won the state high school wrestling championship and made the all-state team in baseball, playing center field in 1997-98 ... Graduated from Grant Union High School ... Other occupation is carpenter ... Favorite sports team is the University of Oregon wrestling team ... Superstitions are "Don't eat chicken and don't shave on game day" ... Horse's name is Reba, 21 years old ... Rodeo idol is his father ... Sings and plays the guitar; he performed at one of the 2008 Wrangler NFR buckle presentation shows (www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPZbbId1Zow) ... A documentary film crew followed Knowles and his travel partners during the 2009 season for a proposed television reality series called Rodeo Drive (www.rodeodrivetheshow.com)
 
 
 
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