Clay O’Brien Cooper

Clay O’Brien Cooper has enjoyed a 30-year career in professional rodeo during which he has earned seven world championship titles and has been a 20-time WNFR qualifier. With more than $2 million dollars in career earnings, Clay remains in the top 10 of the PRCA Career Earnings Leaders.

Clay has won every major event in team roping and is considered by most to be the greatest heeler of all time. Clay was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1997 and is a model and inspiration for thousands of ropers.

World Championships

Team Roping: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Team Roping: 1985, 1994, 2007, 2012

RAM Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion

Team Roping: 1987, 1989, 1995, 1996

Horse Bits for the Team Roper
Getting to Know a New Horse
Training Yourself to React in the Roping Arena
Coming Through When the Money's Up
bridle reins
The Importance of the Bridle Reins with Clay O'Brien Cooper
Developing a Feel for Your Loop
Rope Your Way Out of a Slump with Clay O'Brien Cooper
Improve Your Roping by Observation
How to Get Your Header To Pull Them into Your Loop with Clay O'Brien Cooper
The Power of Good Position