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Jim Ross Cooper

Events: Team Roping (Heeling), Tie-down Roping
Born: 6/20/1984 Hobbs, N.M.
Joined PRCA: 2004
PRCA Career Earnings: $822,352.00
World Titles Won: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (2007, 2011-14)
Current Residence: Monument, N.M.

2019 world standings place: Did not compete

Career Highlights

• 2018: Did not compete
• 2017: Finished 94th in the world standings with $14,590
• 2016: Won the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), with Blaine Vick. Finished 32nd in the world standings with $32,906
• 2015: (Partner- Joel Bach) Won the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.),  the Spanish Fork (Utah) Fiesta Days Rodeo, the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup, Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and the Tops in Texas (Jacksonville, Texas). Won the all-around at the American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.). Won the all-around and team roping at the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas). Won the all-around and was co-champion in team roping at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo and the Gooding (Idaho) Pro Rodeo. Finished 20th in the world standings with $55,043
• 2014: (Partner Brandon Beers) Won Round 10 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in a time of 4.1 seconds and placed in two other rounds. Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days; the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); the Caldwell (Idaho) Night Rodeo and the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede. Co-champion at the Cody (Wyo.) Stampede and the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo (Bridgeport, Texas). Finished 10th in the world standings with $116,270
• 2013: (Partner Brandon Beers) Tied for first place in Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a time of 4.2 seconds and placed in two other rounds; finished eighth in the the world standings with $138,648. Won the Justin Boots Playoffs (Puyallup, Wash.); the Sheridan WYO Rodeo; the World's Oldest Rodeo (Prescott, Ariz.); the Elgin (Ore.) Stampede and the Chief Joseph Days (Joseph, Ore.). Won the all-around at the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo. Won the 130th Silver Spurs Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.), with Jake Cooper
• 2012: (Partner Charly Crawford) Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Finished 15th in the world standings with $71,952. Won the Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede; the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo; the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and the Whoop-Up Days (Lethbridge, Alberta)
• 2011: Placed in two rounds of the Wrangler NFR, with Brandon Beers and finished 14th in the world standings with $90,433. Won the Grande Prairie (Alberta) Stompede, with Brandon Beers. Won the all-around and the team roping (with Jake Cooper) at the Mesquite (Texas) Winter Classic. Co-champion at the Amarillo (Texas) Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, with Brandon Beers
• 2010: Won the tie-down roping at the 100th Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up;  the team roping at the Livermore (Calif.) Rodeo (with Jake Cooper) and the all-around at the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo. Finished 17th in all-around world standings with $46,798 and 38th in team roping with $29,418
• 2009: Won the all-around title at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the Fiesta Days Rodeo (Cave Creek, Ariz.). Finished 24th in the world standings for team roping heelers with $37,576
•  2008: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won The Showdown Rodeo (Palmdale, Calif.); the Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Club Rodeo and Kansas' Biggest Rodeo (Phillipsburg). Finished 22nd in the world standings with $43,428
•  2007: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won the Marysville (Calif.) Stampede; qualified for first Wrangler NFR and placed in two rounds. Finished 15th in the world standings with $64,949
•  2006: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won the Crockett (Texas) Lions Club Rodeo
•  2005: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won the Lea County Fair & Rodeo (Lovington, N.M.) and the Waxahachie (Texas) PRCA Rodeo
•  2004: (Partner Jake Cooper) Won the Oakdale (Calif.) Saddle Club Rodeo; the Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days; the Deadwood (S.D.) Days of ’76 Rodeo, and the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede (Bremerton, Wash.); finished the year 21st in the world with $32,124

Won PRCA Team Roping (Heeling) Rookie of the Year Award in 2004

6-0, 185 ... Son, Jim Cade (born Feb. 22, 2015) ... Cooper and his twin brother, Jake, are the sons of 1981 world all-around champion and 2005 ProRodeo Hall of Fame inductee Jimmie Cooper ... They were the first twins to qualify for the Wrangler NFR team roping event
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