Joe Wells is competing in the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping for the first time. That’s quite an accomplishment.
What’s more impressive is that Wells is just 23 years old, a year removed from being named the Resistol PRCA Steer Roping Rookie of the Year. In just his sophomore season, Wells has been strong, earning $34,960 and finishing the regular season 11th in the world standings.
That’s the reason he’s riding before you this weekend. He earned good paychecks all along the way and found success in some large events. In fact, he placed in one go-round and finished third in the average at the Daddy of ’em All, Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, where he pocketed about $8,500.
It was those kinds of paydays that can help a cowboy throughout a season, but having the opportunity to play on steer roping’s grandest stage is something that can set quite a tone for one’s career.
Joe Wells has kick-started his career in a great way. It should be quite fun watching him for years to come.