This month, Trevor Knowles, our Purple Cowboy endorsee on the Pro Rodeo Circuit, took home the top prize from the Calgary Stampede – his 4th win in Calgary since 2009! He’s the only competitor since 1970 to win four times in the same event.
“Being on that stage never gets old, that’s for sure,” Knowles said after being handed the giant $100,000 check before the crowd.
Even with the money he earned in Calgary, Trevor stays humble. “The bulldoggers are the greatest best bunch of guys you could ask for, so there’s a lot I’ve taken away from rodeo. A gold buckle would be nice, but it isn’t everything to me,” said Trevor in the Calgary Sun.
Trevor Knowles, our Purple Cowboy endorsee on the PRCA circuit and 11-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo steer wrestler, was named to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla., as part of its Class of 2015 Oregon chapter honorees.
The Hall of Fame is also giving him the Outstanding American award for his rodeo and wrestling accomplishments as well as his work with the nonprofit Operation Comfort Warriors – an American Legion program in which Knowles visits military veterans across the country.
“I think wrestling’s making a comeback,” he said.
He’s still involved in wrestling, supporting the USA Wrestling Building Blocks program and helping coach youth at the Grant County Freestyle Wrestling Club in John Day in the winter.
His brother Drew, who has two children in the local club, also helps with coaching.
Trevor said it helps when young athletes have good coaches who are able to communicate.
“(You get it) coached into you,” he said.
His advice to youth: “Athlete or not, don’t be afraid to work hard for whatever it is – it will all pay off.”
We’re proud to share that Trevor Knowles, our Purple Cowboy endorsee on the PRCA circuit, finished sixth in the world in steer wrestling in 2014. He averaged 10th place during the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December, placed in four rounds and won $42,602.
He’s had a busy start to 2015! In January, Trevor competed in the Denver Stock Show and Rodeo, tieing with Tyler Pearson, of Louisville, Miss., and brought home $1,177. Then it was on to the Fort Worth Stock Show in February where he took home another $2,362.
He’s working his way back up the standings, with his current winnings at $9,716. We’re looking forward to cheering him the whole way through – way to ride Trevor!
He’ll be sharing his experiences and stories from the 2015 rodeo trail with us. We’ll be posting his stories here on our blog and over on our Facebook Page. Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a word!
And don’t forget – when you sign up for our Purple Cowboy newsletter, you’re entered into the Gold Buckle Challenge for a chance to win two tickets to watch Trevor compete in the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December.
Can’t make it to Vegas? Watch the action live each night on CBS Sports Network from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. (ET) every night. Tune into Dish: Channel 158; Direct TV: Channel 221. Or check your local listings.
OR catch up on each day’s action online at 6 p.m. Pacific nightly on ProRodeoLive.com and Rural Radio Sirius XM 80, with Steve Kenyon and Wade Wheatley.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Join Tough Enough in Las Vegas at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, starting this Thursday, December 4 through December 13! And don’t forget to wear your pink for Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night on December 8 at the Thomas & Mack Arena.
While you’re at the Wrangler NFR, stop by and shop the Tough Enough Booth #770 at the Sands Expo and be sure to visit the Tough Enough trailer at the Thomas & Mack Arena.
It’s our favorite time of the year – time for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo! THE biggest rodeo of the year will be happening December 4th through the 13th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. It’s time to pack your bags and plan for an epic trip to Sin City!
Here are our top five picks for things to do while in town for the WNFR:
Check out a show! From Hank Williams Jr. to Lady Antebellum and Big & Rich to Sara Evans, the WNFR has pulled together a primo listing here of the top country shows in Las Vegas at the same time as the rodeo.
Explore the town. Take a break from the rodeo and take a stroll down the strip. Maybe check out a show, drop some dough on a blackjack table, or go take your photo in front of the famous Las Vegas sign – the world is your oyster!
Trevor Knowles, our Purple Cowboy Endorsee on the PRCA rodeo circuit has hit the top of the steer wrestling standings!
His recent appearance at the 91st Molalla Buckeroo PRCA rodeo just landed him at the top of the current world standings in steer wrestling! He won Saturday’s final go-round with a time of 4.3 seconds, placed second in the average with a 9.5 on two head, and earned a check for $3,487.
The earnings helped propel him ahead of four-time world champion Luke Branquinho. Way to go Trevor!
All year long, he’ll be sharing his experiences and stories from the rodeo trail with us. We’ll be sharing his stories from the road here on our blog and over on our Facebook Page. Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a word!
Originally from Baker City, Oregon, Trevor has been a PRCA competitor since 2001. His main events are steer wrestling and tie-down roping with his total PRCA career earnings topping more than $1.25 million! This cowboy has rodeo in his blood; his uncle is Butch Knowles, an NFR saddle bronc riding champion. His cousin, Blake Knowles is also a PRCA steer wrestler.
He’s qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo ten times since 2004 and currently holds a 6th place world standing in his events. At the 2013 WNFR, he won Round 1 with a time of 3.1 seconds and placed in three other rounds.
He’s got a couple of superstitions when it comes to competing, including “don’t eat chicken” and “don’t shave on game day.”
When he’s not riding, this single cowboy is an avid hunter and fisherman and he’s got a knack for music. If you’re lucky, you may see him singing and playing his guitar – we have heard that he played at one of the WNFR Buckle Presentations and he is a regular singing cowboy at the Purple Cowboy Campfire during the California Rodeo in Salinas in July every year.
Join us in welcoming Trevor to our Purple Cowboy family and look out for his updates from the road all throughout the year!