||About Joe Beaver
Joe Beaver was born on Oct. 13, 1965 in Victoria,
Texas. He became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy's
Association (PRCA) in 1985, the same year he won his first World
Championship. When he's not on the road, Joe resides with his
wife, Jenna and son, Brody in Huntsville, Texas.
Titles Won: 8
(1995-96, 2000 World Champion All-Around Cowboy; 1985, 1987-88, 1992-93 World Champion Tie-Down roper).
Career Earnings: $2,864,172.00
WNFR Qualifications: 22
2006 World Standings place: 4th (TD), 6th (TR), 2nd (AA)
2006 Wrangler NFR place: 3rd (TD), 12th (TR), 1st (AA)
2006 Wrangler NFR earnings: $74,552 (TD), $53,362 (TR), $127,915(AA)
2006 earnings: $146,626 (TD); $112,202 (TR); $259,541 (AA)
Tour Finale titles: 1
Pace Chute-out: 2000
Tour Finale qualifications: 11
Pace Chute-out: 2000, 2004 (TD), 2002-03 (TR)
Summer Tour Finale: 2002-04 (TD), 2006 (TR)
Championship: 2003-04 (TD), 2006 (TR)
Won the all-around title for the Wrangler NFR after winning
$127,915 during the 10-day competition.
Last Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.).
Southwestern International Livestock Show Rodeo (El Paso, Texas).
Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up.
San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo.
Team roping titles – partner Marty Becker
Placed in five rounds at the Wrangler NFR with partner Cole Bigbee winning the ninth and tenth rounds with times of 4.4 and 3.9 seconds, respectively.
Tied for the average title at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up.
Won the average title at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo.
Ipe & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia). Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo and Bull Ridin’.
Tie-down roping titles
Placed in seven rounds at the Wrangler NFR winning the first round in a time of 7.7 seconds.
Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up.
PRCA all-time career earnings leader with $2,656,736 (through 2006).
Inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2002.
Won the team roping title at the War Bonnett Roundup Rodeo
(Idaho Falls, Idaho) with Dennis Gatz; won tie-down roping
titles at Rodeo De Santa Fe (N.M.) and at the Cowboy Capital of
the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); was co-champion in
the tie-down roping at the Fourth of July Youth Celebration and
PRCA Pro Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Finished the year 23rd in
tie-down roping with $41,961; 50th in team roping with $13,952
and 13th in the all-around with $55,912.
2004 – Won all-around
titles at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, West of the
Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and the Silver Spurs 114th Semi-Annual Rodeo
(Kissimmee, Fla.); Won team roping titles at Buc Days ProRodeo
(Corpus Christi, Texas) with Mike Bacon, Silver Spurs 114th
Semi-Annual Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) with Dennis Gatz, Cloverdale
Exhibition & Rodeo (Surrey, British Columbia) with Houston Hutto,
and won Tour round at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)
with Mike Bacon; won tie-down roping titles at Dinosaur Roundup
Rodeo (Vernal, Utah), Colorado State Fair (Pueblo), won Tour
round at San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo, was a semifinalist at Pace
Chute-out (Las Vegas), Pace Challenge (Omaha, Neb.) and Pace
Classic (Dallas) and placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler
NFR, finishing second in Round 10 with a time of 7.4 seconds and
was second in the average at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year
seventh in tie-down roping with $139,522, 17th in the team
roping with $38,282 and third in the all-around with $178,167.
2003 – won tie-down roping title at Snake River Stampede (Nampa,
Idaho) and was co-champion at Rodeo Royal (Calgary, Alberta);
finished the 2003 season ranked 11th in tie-down roping with
$82,828, 29th in team roping with $23,651, and 10th in the
all-around with $108,042.
2002 – Won all-around titles at St.
Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs,
Colo.) and Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); won
tie-down roping title at Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo.);
won team roping title (with Brad Culpepper) at Logandale (Nev.)
Rodeo and was co-champion at Cody (Wyo.) Stampede.
2001 – Won
tie-down roping titles at American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City,
Mo.) and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); co-champion at
New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque).
2000 – Won all-around
titles at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.), Black Hills
Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.), Houston Livestock Show
& Rodeo, and Colorado State Fair (Pueblo); won tie-down roping
titles at the Copenhagen Cup Finale (Las Vegas), Cloverdale
Rodeo & Exhibition (Surrey, British Columbia) and Star of Texas
Fair & Rodeo (Austin).
1996 – Won Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
and Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth,
Texas). World champion runner-up in the all-around race in 1991,
1993-94 and 1997.
Won Wrangler NFR aggregate title in 1987-88,
1992 and 1996.
PRCA Resistol Tie-down Roping and Overall Rookie of the Year,
1985. Coors Original Fans Favorite Cowboy, 2001.
Joe is married to Jenna Elizabeth Head Beaver. The daughter of
J.J. and Willie Head, Jenna grew up in Huntsville, TX. Jenna is
a professional barrel racer and is the owner of Frameworks and
Art Gallery in Huntsville, TXJoe's #1 fan is his son, Joseph
Broderick Beaver. A junior at Huntsville High School, Brody
continues to pursue a career in modeling and acting. You may
remember his performance in the star-studded "Grand Champion."
Brody continues to excel in the "Cutting Horse" arena.
Supporters from the beginning, Joe's parents are (the late)
Walter and Bonnie Beaver of Victoria, TX. Mrs. Beaver continues
to help roping students of all ages.Joe truly appreciates the
support of his friends - whom he also considers "family".
never too busy for his fans - whom he considers "extended
Joe welcomed God into his life a number of years back and
regrets that he did not do it sooner. He believes that his faith
has made a tremendous difference in his life and overall
well-being. Regardless of the hurdle, Joe believes that his
commitment to his faith has kept him winning - inside, as well
as outside of the arena.
Roping Schools - Not Limited to the United StatesPrivate Roping
Lessons - Your Place orJoe'sSports Broadcasting: Joe helped call
the action for NFR 1999 & 2005 and most recently, the 2006
George Strait Team Roping ClassicRental Property Business
Joe is an accomplished motivational speaker and has spoken
for people such as the SHSU Baseball team several times
A Charity Close to Joe's Heart
http://www.westernwishes.orgWestern Wishes grants wishes
to children faced with adversity and who love the western way of
life. Since 1994, this award-winning program has had the
pleasure of turning dreams into lasting memories for these
The common thread we find with most Western Wishes kids is
that they possess a fierce competitive spirit. Focusing on their
goals, rather than their affliction, gives them a positive
outlook on life. As such, they become ambassadors of hope to
others who are about to enter the long road to recovery or who
are preparing to face the end of an already too-short life.
Highlighting these incredible kids and making them honored
guests at rodeos, horse shows and country music concerts is our
objective. It is the mission of Western Wishes to reward the
fighting spirit of these courageous kids and share the
compelling stories to the multitudes.Western Wishes has
designed a program to put these kids in the spotlight. From
Cheyenne to Fort Worth, from the PBR World Finals to the
National Finals Rodeo, the program grows and offers kids the
opportunity to reach for the stars and have their wishes come
true. World champion cowboys and country singers who have hearts
bigger than their names have brightened the lives of countless
kids who go home with memories that last a lifetime.
Another Very Important
Each year at the NFR, Joe sells
t-shirts with 100% of the proceeds dedicated to breast cancer
NFR 2006 Update: While pink is not typically
associated with the “Super Bowl” of professional rodeo, cowboys,
cowgirls, rodeo clowns, announcers, flag girls and a sell-out
audience was decked out in pink to show support – many proudly
wearing the special-edition TETWP shirt from Wrangler. The
results of this year’s efforts were revealed and history was
made as Joe assisted Karl Stressman of Wrangler in presenting a
check for $1 million to TETWP founder Terry Wheatley on behalf
of the breast cancer research community. Joe initiated the
TETWP campaign a number of years back to raise awareness and
funds for the fight against breast cancer. To find out how you
can help, visit www.wrangler.com or