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)
  • Professional

    2006 Highlights
    All-around titles

  • 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.


  • Career Highlights
  • PRCA all-time career earnings leader with $2,656,736 (through 2006).
  • Inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • 2005 – 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.

    Awards
    PRCA Resistol Tie-down Roping and Overall Rookie of the Year, 1985. Coors Original Fans Favorite Cowboy, 2001.

    Joe's Family
  • 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, TX
  • Joe'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".
  • Joe is never too busy for his fans - whom he considers "extended family."

    Joe's Faith
  • 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.

    Additional Interests
  • Roping Schools - Not Limited to the United States
  • Private Roping Lessons - Your Place orJoe's
  • Sports Broadcasting: Joe helped call the action for NFR 1999 & 2005 and most recently, the 2006 George Strait Team Roping Classic
  • Rental 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
  • Western Wishes: http://www.westernwishes.org
  • Western 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 inspiring kids.
  • 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 Charity
  • www.toughenoughtowearpink.com
  • Each year at the NFR, Joe sells t-shirts with 100% of the proceeds dedicated to breast cancer research.
  • 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 www.toughenoughtowearpink.com
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