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He and his wife, Whitney, have a daughter Lydia that is five years old. Just one day after the Fourth of July, they welcomed a son, Trell, to the family. After a quick trip home, Blake claimed the victory at the Big Fork, Montana rodeo the day after Trell was born. He loves being outdoors and if he didn’t live in Oregon, might pick Montana as his home. He went to college in Montana. His father, Butch Knowles, is a rodeo broadcaster who competed at the WNFR in the saddle bronc riding. He has trained steer wrestling horses that he has been successful on and has a young one coming up that was raised on the family ranch.
Blake's cousin is fellow steer wrestler Trevor Knowles and has traveled with him for the past 11 years. Blake rides Fab, a 10-year-old mare he trained himself; he bought the horse from past NFR steer wrestling qualifier Brian Fulton. He likes many outdoor activities, including snow skiing, water skiing and hunting. Blake is a big college football fan. Boise State is one of his favorite teams to watch, along with the University of Oregon and Oregon State. "Lonesome Dove" is his favorite movie, and he also likes comedies, such as "Wedding Crashers".
2022: Won the Rodeo Rapid City (S.D.) and the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Parado Del Sol (Scottsdale, Ariz.), the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.)
2021: Finished 28th in the world standings with $44,316. Won the Missoula (Mont.) Stampede, the Omak (Wash.) Stampede, the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo and the Lion's Dixie Roundup (St. George, Utah.). Co-champion at the Young Living Last Chance Rodeo (Mona, Utah) and the Colorama (Grand Coulee, Wash.)
For Bryce Davis, family history at the West of the Pecos goes back three generations. Davis was born in Pecos, and the steer roper has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father in the world of pro rodeo. His grandfather, Merle Davis, competed as a steer roper in the first National Finals Rodeo in 1959, and Bryce's father, Jim Davis, is a former steer roping world champion.
Wife, Katie (married June 3, 2007) competes as a barrel racer and breakaway roper; daughter, Lily; son, Ty. He is a graduate of Bandera (Texas) High School.
As a rodeo cowboy, having a quality built, long lasting horse trailer is one keys to success in the arena, as well as enjoying life on the road. Platinum trailers have all the qualities and new innovations to help keep cowboys and their horses at the top of their game when it comes rodeo time. My Platinum trailer done by Duba Trailer Customizing and Sales,Inc., is my home away from home and personally after pulling a Platinum, I don't know if I'll ever pull anything but a Platinum!!
Personal 6-0, 230, Single, Father, Jeff, owns a water well drilling company; mother, Amy, owns a gym. Younger brother, Eric, competes in the Southeastern Circuit as a steer wrestler. Talley didn’t start steer wrestling until after high school, following in the footsteps of his father, who steer wrestled at local rodeos. Favorite type of music is country. Favorite artists are George Strait and Garth Brooks. Favorite sports team is LSU’s football team. Favorite Rodeo to compete at is Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days. Rodeo idol is his father. Favorite TV show is Sports Center … Favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove” Favorite food to eat is steak and potatoes.
Professional 2021 Highlights
• Won The American (Arlington, Texas)
• Won the Walker County Fair & Pro Rodeo (Huntsville, Texas)
• Won the Rodeo Killeen (Texas)
• Co-champion at the Heart O Texas (Waco) Rodeo
• Co-champion at the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Exposition (Bay City, Texas)
Career Highlights• 2020: He won Round 4 and split the win in Round 9 at the Wrangler NFR. He finished 11th in the average with 65.2 seconds on nine head. Won the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas). Co-champion at the Golden Spike Rodeo (Tremonton, Utah) • 2019: Won the Austin Co. Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo (Bonifay, Fla.). He finished 50th in the world standings with $32,515 • 2018: Placed in five rounds at Wrangler NFR, highlighted by his second-place finish in Round 6. Finished 11th in the world standings with $145,717 and 13th in the Wrangler NFR average with a 51.8-second time on eight head. Earned $65,000 at the Wrangler NFR. Won the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas), Ram Southeastern Circuit Finals (Davie, Fla.), the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, the Austin Co. Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas), the Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo (Liberty, Texas) and the Ridin In the Rock (Little Rock, Ark.). Co-champion at the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede and the Sundre (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
• 2017: Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup, the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.), the Last Chance Stampede (Helena, Mont.) and the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo (Castle Rock, Colo.). Finished 18th in the world standings with $68,915. • 2016: Placed in one round of the Wrangler NFR to rank 15th in the average. Finished 14th in the world standings with $96,686. Won the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo, the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo, the Strawberry Days Rodeo (Pleasant Grove, Utah), the Leesville (La.) Lions Club Rodeo, the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo, the Central Arkansas PRCA Rodeo (El Paso), the Crosby (Texas) Fair & Rodeo, the Cattlemen’s Days (Gunnison, Colo.) and the Dick Stull Memorial Rodeo (Sterling, Colo.) • 2015: Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo and the Tops in Texas (Jacksonville). Finished 87th in the world standings with $12,202 • 2014: Co-champion at the Panola County Cattlemen’s Rodeo (Carthage, Texas). Finished 52nd in the world standings with $21,454 • 2013: Won the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo Timed-event Only Qualifier (Denver, Colo.). Finished 190th in the world standings with $5,140 • 2012: Won the Glen Rose (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; finished 80th in the world standings with $13,543
Carson and Kellan Johnson are #1 in the region and in the nation in the college team roping standings!! They're coached by their father at Casper College, world champion team roper Jhett Johnson.
Hey, this is Kyle Whitaker. I'm a third-generation NE Cowboy who competes in about 75 rodeos a year, along with raising a family consisting of my wife and three daughters. It's tough to juggle the costs of family-life and buying $4/gallon diesel to get down the rodeo trail, but Duba Trailers have been generously sponsoring me since the 2007 season. Without their support I would not have been able to stay on the road, and I am proud to represent a quality company who understands the cowboy lifestyle. Brian and Corenne have both competed in rodeos and been involved in ranching, so they can identify with your trailer needs and will go out of their way to design a trailer which will satisfy you. The trailer they built for me in 2008 has survived over 100,000 miles of rodeo travel and still serves as my home-away-from-home. If you see me at a rodeo near you, feel free to ask me about my experiences with Duba Trailers- they are the best! - Kyle Whitaker
6 Time Linderman Award 2014
7 Time Linderman Award 2015
8 Time Linderman Award 2016
My only regret about purchasing my new Platinum trailer from Duba Trailers, is that I didn't do it sooner. The quality of the trailer is second to none. Not only does it pull great, it looks sharp traveling down the road. I know that my horses are safe, secure, and comfortable while in our Platinum trailer. Platinum trailers are built to withstand thousands of miles on the rodeo trail year after year. Designing and purchasing my Platinum trailer was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Trell Etbauer -PRCA Tie Down Roper & Steer Wrestler 4x Bill Linderman Award Winner
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Clancy’s Café in Red Banks, Mississippi has a special burger that is on the menu as the Country Boy. The ground beef patty, bacon, ham, pimento cheese, and Comeback Sauce are also known as the “Will Lummus.” Will could be the first steer wrestler to have a burger named after him. When he won his first round at the NFR, he bought the steer that he got the buckle on, named him Cinco, and took him home to live the rest of his life in Mississippi. Will and his wife Jenna recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. Jenna is a pharmacist and Will also has some experience in the medical field. He has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness and his physical therapy assistant certification.
Dakota is one of two contestants that call Nevada home. He’s been proud to carry the Nevada flag in the grand entry at the NFR, but this year that task will likely fall on fellow Nevadan, Jade Corkill. He qualified for his first NFR in 2013 – one year after winning the rookie all-around and steer wrestling titles — and has nearly been there every year since. He missed 2018 after having knee surgery but still was in the top 25 in the world standings. He is one of the most consistent steer wrestlers going down the road and some of that could be due to his horsemanship. His grandfather and father instilled a work ethic and knowledge of horses in him from a very young age that comes into play today. His life changed forever just over a year ago when his wife, Quincy, gave birth to their daughter Sally Lou. If Dakota’s not competing, it’s a safe bet that he will be doing something outdoors, ranging from hunting and fishing to snowmobiling and skiing.
“A pretty sunrise and good friends mean more to me than anything that goes on in that arena. If I miss or break out, no worries. You can’t win enough in the rodeo arena to completely fulfill you. I love to rope, but rodeo does not define me. In the grand scheme of things, what matters to me is that I try as hard as I can and give out the maximum effort. The only thing that makes me mad at myself is lack of try. As long as I give it my best, I can deal with whatever happens and go on.”
He came to last year’s WNFR guns blazing with nothing to lose. That led to a tie in the first round. Things didn’t go exactly as planned after that, but it lit a fire in the competitive athlete that has burned bright for all of the 2021 season. Riding Curtis Cassidy’s great horse, Tyson, Jesse has learned more about horsemanship and has worked on his consistency. The former football player has also used lessons learned from his coaches there regarding strength and mental toughness. He’s excited to compete in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center. He was in Las Vegas to compete (and win) the Permit Challenge in 2015 & 16 and was back receiving the Rookie of the Year award in 2017.
Wife, Terra … Parents, Roger and Tammy, are both ropers; younger brother, Trevor, is also a roper and a high school basketball player … Cousin, Dakota Kirchenschlager qualified for the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo as a team roping heeler … Started competing in the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association at the age of 5 … Graduated from Yuma (Colo.) High School … Works on ranch when not on rodeo trail … Favorite rodeo is the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo … Favorite movie is 8 Seconds … Favorite kind of music is country … Favorite food is steak
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