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Tyler McKnight


Events: Team Roping (Heeling)
Born: 7/22/1989 Lufkin, Texas
Joined PRCA: 2009
PRCA Career Earnings: $305,553.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 0
Current Residence: Wells, Texas

2016 world standings place: 21st
2016 earnings: $47,792
RNCFR qualifications: 0
Education: Angelina Community College (Lufkin, Texas)
 
Professional
2017 Highlights
• Won the Days of 47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah), with Jr. Dees
Career Highlights
• 2016: Won the All-American ProRodeo Finals (Waco, Texas), with Jake Cooper
• 2015: Won California Rodeo Salinas, with Jake Cooper. Won the Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo (San Bernardino, Calif.), with Tom Richards. Won the Wrangler Champion Challenge presented by Justin Boots (Kissimmee, Fla.), with Dustin Bird. Finished 17th in the world standings with $65,815
• 2014: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won the Walla Walla (Wash.) Frontier Days. Co-champion at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah) and the Moses Lake (Wash.) Round-up. Finished 28th in the world standings with $39,043
• 2013: (Partner Tyler Wade) Won the Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas); the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series, June 7-8; the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series, June 14-15; the Mesquite (Texas) ProRodeo Series, June 21-22 and the Matagorda County Fair & Rodeo (Bay City, Texas), with Caleb Mitchell. Co-champion at the State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo (Shreveport, La.) and the Guadalupe County Fair & PRCA Rodeo (Seguin, Texas); finished 35th in the world standings with $28,623
• 2012: Won the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, with Tyler Wade; the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Justin Lovell; the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Justin Lovell and the Gladewater (Texas) Round-up Rodeo, with Justin Lovell; finished 19th in the world standings with $53,164
• 2011: (Partner Justin Lovell) Won the Jasper (Texas) Lions Benefit Rodeo; the Athens (Texas) MDA Benefit Rodeo and the Mesquite ProRodeo Series-July 30; won the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, with Caleb Mitchell. Finished 43rd in the world standings with $22,109
• 2010: Won the Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo (Seguin, Texas), with Caleb Mitchell; finished 120th in the world standings with $7,061
• 2009: (Partner Brad Hamilton) Won the Springhill (La.) PRCA Rodeo and the Mesquite ProRodeo Series-June 26; won the Mid-Winter Fair & Rodeo (Lafayette, La.) and the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, with Robert Pixley. Finished 71st in the world standings with $12,323
• 2008: (Partner Justin Lovell) Co-champion at the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo; earned $11,773 on his permit
 
Amateur
Qualified for the Texas High School Finals Rodeo four times
 
Personal
6-1, 185 … Single … Raised by his grandparents, Curtis and Barbara McKnight, who produce roping schools in Texas through their company Crossfire Productions … Has one younger brother, Jake … Taught to rope by his grandfather and was also mentored by Jonathan Davis … Enjoys riding ATVs with his friends … Primary competition horse is Boon; purchased him from former team roping partner Justin Lovell early in 2013 … Graduated from Wells (Texas) High School … Favorite rodeo is the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up … Favorite films are Lonesome Dove and “any John Wayne movie”; also a big fan of the old Gunsmoke television series … Favorite food is “a meal at Chili’s" 
 
 
 
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