2015 Team Roping Champions
THE AMERICAN - 2015
Kaleb Driggers, 26, of Albany, Ga., took home one-half of the Team Roping Championship at the 2015 RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, which made him one of four repeat event champions from 2014. At the inaugural AMERICAN, Driggers and Patrick Smith of Texas had been fastest, while in 2015, Driggers teamed up with Travis Graves, a two-time reserve world champion heeler from Jay, Okla. The pair clocked in at 4.52 seconds to earn $100,000 apiece and brand new Polaris RANGERs.
Driggers has climbed ranks faster than any young header in years and is known for his long-distance catching skill. He, in fact, was the high seller at the pre-AMERICAN Sponsor Patch Auction, which also put $42,500 in his pocket.
“This is the best rodeo I’ve ever been to,” said Graves, who won the $100,000 on his 31st birthday, and is considered one of the best heelers in the world.