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Colby Lovell

Events: Team Roping (Heading)

Born: 3/22/1987 Huntsville, Texas

Joined PRCA: 2006

PRCA Career Earnings: $730,888.00

World Titles Won: 0

WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2010-13, 2015)

Current Residence: Madisonville, Texas


2015 world standings place: 6th
2015 WNFR standings place: 7th
2015 WNFR earnings: $109,423

2015 earnings: $188,253

Tour Finale qualifications: 2 (2012, 2015)

Education: Blinn College (Bryan, Texas), Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), degree in agricultural business

2015 Highlights - partner Kory Koontz

• Placed in six rounds at the Wrangler NFR
• Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.)
• Won the Kitsap Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.)
• Won the Lewiston (Idaho) Roundup
• Won the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.)
• Won the Spring Classic (Mesquite, Texas)
• Won the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.)
• Won the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas)
• Won the Freestone County PRCA Rodeo (Fairfield, Texas), with Justin Van Davis
• Co-champion at the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.)
Career Highlights
• 2014: (Partner Martin Lucero) Won the Waller County Fair & Rodeo (Hempstead, Texas) and the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Wrangler Champions Challenge (Rapid City, S.D.), with Kory Koontz.Co-champion at the Austin County Fair & Rodeo (Bellville, Texas) and the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Finished 30th in the world standings with $39,684

• 2013: (Partner Martin Lucero) Won Round 8 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 4.2 seconds and placed in four other rounds; finished 11th in the world standings with $110,526. Won the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76; the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; the Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.) and the Spring Classic (Mesquite, Texas). Won the all-around at the Bell County PRCA Rodeo (Belton, Texas). Won the all-around and the team roping at the Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo (Rosenberg, Texas), with Randall Richards. Won the all-around at the Goliad (Texas) County Fair PRCA Rodeo; the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Co-champion at the Stephenville (Texas) Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo and the Norco (Calif.) Mounted Posse Rodeo

• 2012: Won Round 6 of the Wrangler NFR in 3.5 seconds and placed in two other rounds, with Russell Cardoza. Won the 102nd Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up, with Russell Cardoza; the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.)(Oct. 2011), with Ryan Motes; the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of '76 Rodeo, with Russell Cardoza; the Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), with Russell Cardoza; Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg, Kan.), with Russell Cardoza; the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.), with Kinney Harrell; the Black Hills Round-Up (Belle Fourche, S.D.), with Russell Cardoza and the Tops in Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas), with Kinney Harrell. Won the all-around and tie-down roping at the Grimes County Fair (Navasota, Texas). Won the all-around at the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo. Won the all-around and was co-champion in the team roping at the Hugo (Okla.) PRCA Rodeo, with Kinney Harrell. Won the all-around at the Mineral Wells (Texas) Rodeo. Co-champion at the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Finished 11th in the world standings with $118,033
• 2011: Placed in four rounds of the Wrangler NFR, with York Gill. Won the Home of Champions Rodeo (Red Lodge, Mont.), with Bobby Harris; the Wild, Wild West ProRodeo (Silver City, N.M.), with Ryan Motes; the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, with Cory Petska and the Crockett (Texas) Lions  Club PRCA Rodeo, with Ryan Motes. Finished 13th in the world standings with $106,319

• 2010: (Partner Kory Koontz) Won Round 1 of his first Wrangler NFR with a time of 4.1 seconds. Finished 15th in the world standings with $87,323. Won the Reno (Nev.) Rodeo; the Molalla (Ore.) Buckeroo Rodeo; the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo; the Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo, Colo.); the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the XIT Rodeo & Reunion (Dalhart, Texas); co-champion at the Jayhawker Roundup Rodeo (Hill City, Kan.). Won the Rusk County PRCA Rodeo (Henderson, Texas), with John Paul Lucero. Earned more money by mid-July that he had in his first four seasons combined, helped along by earning $10,696 over the Fourth of July week. Finished second to Russell Cardoza in the World’s Greatest Roper competition in June

• 2009: Won the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo (Altus, Okla.), with John Paul Lucero; the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the San Augustine (Texas) County PRCA Rodeo, with Wade Clayton; switched from heeler to header midway through the season. Finished 38th in the all-around world standings, 96th in team roping heading and 101st  in team roping heeling
• 2008: Won the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas) and the Mesquite (Texas) Championship Rodeo, with Tommy Edens; the Tops in Texas PRCA Rodeo (Jacksonville, Texas); the Kit Carson Fair & Rodeo (Burlington, Colo.); the North Texas State Fair & Rodeo (Denton, Texas); the Comal County Fair & Rodeo (New Braunfels, Texas) and the Bryan (Texas) Breakfast Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Justin Lovell; finished 44th in the team roping heeling standings with $22,220
• 2007: Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club PRCA Rodeo, with Brad Hamilton


As a freshman at Blinn College in 2006, won the Southwest Region collegiate championship in tie-down roping and qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.). Twice qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in team roping and cutting


5-11, 180 … Wife. Kassidy (married Oct. 19, 2011); son, Levi … Father, Joel, works at a therapeutic riding center in Trinity, Texas; mother, Amy Cannon, lives in Stephenville, Texas, and shows cutting horses and barrel races occasionally; two brothers, Joey Lovell and Sam Cannon … Cousin Justin Lovell is also a PRCA roper, with whom Colby paired during most of the 2008 season … Got into rodeo because “my family’s done it forever.” He started roping when he was four years old and won his first buckle when he was 7 … Works on a ranch owned by his grandfather, Bob Samuel, when not on the road competing … Enjoys playing basketball and hog hunting … Graduated from Madisonville (Texas) High School in 2005 … Favorite movies are Lonesome Dove, The Hangover and (the original) True Grit