Jody Carper is a rodeo announcer with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Originally from a small town in West Texas, Jody grew through the rodeo ranks competing in tie down roping, team roping, and steer wrestling.
He became a professional tie down roper in the PRCA in 1998 and has competed in numerous rodeos across the country. Jody was a PRCA California Circuit Finalist in 2003.
While competing in the rodeo arena, Jody also began working part-time as an announcer in 1991. Though he loved to rope, he found a whole new fulfillment through announcing.
In 2005 he decided to focus all of his rodeo efforts toward his announcing career. That year Jody received his PRCA announcer’s card and began on working to fill his schedule with rodeos, bull riding and roping. Drawing on his past experiences as a contestant allows him to give fans a unique and entertaining behind-the-scenes view of the sport of rodeo.
When he is not announcing rodeos, you can find Jody running up and down a basketball court. Since 1993, he has worked as a college basketball official. He has worked in eleven different conferences and one professional league across the Unite States.
In 2005, Jody was selected to work for the McDonald’s High School All-American game on ESPN. The he has spent on the court has also led to other opportunities behind the microphone such as calling both basketball and football games.