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. He has competed in numerous rodeos across the country, and 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, Jody found a whole new fulfillment through announcing. In 2005, he decided to focus all of his rodeo efforts toward his announcing career and hit the big time in 2008 announcing major rodeos including the Wrangler Tour Rodeo in St. Paul, Oregon and the National Finals Steer Roping. In 2010, Jody worked the Dodge National Circuit Finals in Pocatello, Idaho and has been selected to work the DNCFR again in 2011. 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's not announcing rodeos, you can find him running up and down a basketball court. Since 1993, Jody has worked as a college basketball official. He has worked in 11 different conferences and one professional league across the United States. In 2005, Jody was selected to work the McDonald’s High School All-American game on ESPN. The time he has spent on the court, has also led to other opportunities behind the microphone such as calling both basketball and football games.