Jake Barnes

Jake Barnes Heeling

Jake Barnes was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1997 and has earned his reputation through over 40 years of remarkable roping success and distinguished achievements. He’s a three-time WNFR Average Champion—holding the 10-head record that still standings—a 12-time Ram National Circuit Finals Qualifier and a four-time RNCRF Champion.

Jake Barnes is known for his never-say-die attitude that led him to become the most determined roper in the PRCA, wearing out roping dummy after roping dummy in the pursuit of perfection.

World Championships

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

National Finals Rodeo Average Champion

Team Roping: 1985, 1994, 2007

RAM Circuit Finals Rodeo Champion

Team Roping: 1987, 1989, 1995, 1996

Jake Barnes and Clay O'Brien Cooper roping at the National Finals Rodeo
the age of wisdom
The Best of Times for Team Ropers
A young Allen Bach and Jake Barnes standing with brothers George and Buddy Strait
Money Maker
Cashing in on the Team Roping Boom
better and better
Today’s Rope Horse Talent Pool Runs Deep
Jake Barnes riding a grey horse in an outdoor arena, following a roping steer.
going the extra mile
Work to Make 2024 Your Year
You've Got a Friend in Me
My Last NFR Was Junior Nogueira’s First 
Jennings Photography
finale prep time
5 Roping.com Videos to Prep for the 2023 Ariat World Series of Team Roping Finale
Jake Barnes and Clay O'Brien Cooper pose with their buckles.
get ya mind right
The Short Score: Practicing to be High Call at the Ariat WSTR Finale
Jake Barnes
get it right
The Short Score: Head Rope Grip
black and white photo of a young Jake Barnes roping with Leo Camarillo
Sound Advice
If I Was a Young Team Roper Today
Jake and Clay standing on either side of a trophy saddle.
The Short Score: Roping's Evolution