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Jess Pope

Name and Hometown: Jess Pope – Waverly, Kansas

1-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier

Joined PRCA: 2018

Regular Season Earnings: $49,612

Starting 2020 NFR in 11th place

Major regular season wins:

• Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (3rd), $4,300
• San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo (bracket and semifinals), $6,500

Fun Facts about Jess: Growing up wanting to be a cowboy and from a competitive family-led Jess to the rodeo arena. He competed in all three rough stock events in high school. Focusing on bareback riding paid off as a student at Missouri Valley College (MVC) where he finished third at the 2019 College National Finals Rodeo. He travels with Tim O’Connell who also went to school at MVC and has been Jess’s mentor. He won the 2018 Permit Members of the Year Challenge in Las Vegas. He enjoys being around cattle and riding saddle horses. He was the 2016 National High School Finals Rodeo champion.

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