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.

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Jody Carper