Jody Carper ~ Announcer

Jody CarperTexan Jody Carper is a former rodeo contestant in tiedown roping, team roping and steer wrestling, and joined the PRCA in 1997 as a tiedown roper, qualifying for the California Circuit Finals Rodeo in 2003. 

He began announcing in 1991, earned his announcer’s card in 2005 and hit the big time in 2008, announcing major rodeos including St. Paul (Ore.), as well as the National Finals Steer Roping.  In 2010 & 11, Jody worked the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo.

Carper also works as a college basketball official; he has worked in 11 conferences and one professional league.  In 2005, he worked the McDonald’s High School All-American game, televised on ESPN.  Carper has even combined his vocations by getting behind the microphone to call basketball and baseball games.

Carper and his wife Kelli, live in Jamul, California just outside of San Diego.

For more information about Jody visit him online at www.jodycarper.com

 

Jody Carper

 

 

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Jody Carper ~ Announcer

Jody Carper ~ Announcer
Professional Rodeo Announcer, Jody Carper

Professional Rodeo Announcer, Jody Carper

Jody spent his first 30 years in Big Spring TX, and rodeo has been a part of his life since the beginning.  He and his brother competed in all of the timed events in junior rodeo and high school rodeo. 

Being a contestant wasn’t Jody’s only connection to rodeo.  He and his brother used to play “rodeo” at their house and Jody would always be the announcer.  It seemed natural for him and other noticed too. 

In 1991, just out of high school, Jody was asked to announce the local high school rodeo.  That started him being hired to announce junior and armature rodeos all around Texas.  After college, Jody decided to chase his calf roping dreams and he quickly became a PRCA card holder. 

He competed in pro rodeo for several years traveling from coast to coast.  While on his spring run in California, he met his future wife Kelli.  He eventually moved to California and wrapped up his tie down roping career with a California Circuit finals qualification in 2003. 

At that point, he shifted his focus back to his other passion and set out to obtain his PRCA Announcer card and pursue announcing as a full time profession.  Jody and Kelli married in 2005 and have been blessed to be able to build their lives traveling to rodeos together ever since.

Jody has been selected 4 times by the PRCA to announce the National Finals Steer Roping and 2 times as the Ram National Circuit Finals Announcer.  He has also announced many other great rodeos across the United States and Canada. 

Click here to visit Jody Carper’s Website

 

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