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Joey Bell Jr.


Events: Steer Wrestling
Born: 5/26/1973 Woodbury, N.J.
Joined PRCA: 1992
PRCA Career Earnings: $741,867.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 5 (2002-03, 2006-07, 2009)
Current Residence: Athens, Texas

2013 world standings place: did not compete
Tour Finale titles: 1
    Winter: 2002
Tour Finale qualifications: 6
    Winter: 2002-03, 2006
    Championship: 2003, 2007, 2009
RNCFR qualifications: 3 (2000-01, 2009)
Education:  Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (Miami), associate degree in farm & ranch management; Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell), bachelor's degree in agricultural business

Professional
Career Highlights
• 2011: Won the Inter-state Fair & Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.); finished 279th in the world standings with $2,337
• 2010: Finished 95th in the world standings with $10,314
• 2009: Tied for third place in Round 3 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo; finished 15th in the world standings with $65,360. Won the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show & Rodeo and the Olds (Alberta) Fair & Rodeo; co-champion at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo
• 2008: Won The Qualifier at the Fort (Fort Collins, Colo.); the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the NILE Pro Rodeo (Billings, Mont.);  the West Texas Fair & Rodeo (Abilene, Texas); the Longview (Texas) PRCA Rodeo; the Henderson County PRCA Stampede (Athens, Texas); the YMBL Championship Rodeo (Beaumont, Texas) and the Panola County Cattleman's Association PRCA Rodeo (Carthage, Texas); co-champion at the Coleman (Texas) PRCA Rodeo. Finished 24th in the world standings with earnings of $41,851
• 2007: Placed in five of 10 rounds in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Won the second round and the average title at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver); the Los Fresnos (Texas) PRCA Rodeo and the Nacogdoches (Texas) Pro Rodeo. Placed 14th in final world standings with earnings $81,762
• 2006: Finished fifth in the world with $128,163; placed in five rounds at the Wrangler NFR, finishing second in the average with $64,345; won the Pasadena (Texas) ProRodeo; won the Poway (Calif.) Rodeo; won the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo; won the Horse Heaven Roundup (Kennewick, Wash.); won the Moses Lake (Wash.) Roundup; won the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo (Abilene, Kan.); won the Fourth of July Youth Celebration and PRCA Pro Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.); won Rodeo de Santa Fe (Santa Fe, N.M.); won the average title at the Grand National (San Francisco, Calif.); won the average title at the Clark County Fair and Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); co-champion of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at Rodeo Austin (Texas)
• 2005: Won the Fort Madison (Iowa) Tri-State Rodeo. Tore his ACL and had to have surgery at the beginning of the year; missed most of the 2005 season
• 2004: Won average title at New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque) and the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.); finished the year 17th in the world with $48,062
• 2003: Won $2,938 at the Tour Championships to move from 16th in the world standings to 15th and qualify for his second Wrangler NFR. Finished 13th in world standings with earnings of $73,005 
• 2002: Won the Winter Tour Finale and Prescott (Ariz.) Frontier Days Rodeo. Finished seventh in world standings with earnings of $117,709, earning $30,316 in his first Wrangler NFR appearance
• 2001: Reserve champion at Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo
• First Frontier Circuit year-end steer wrestling champion, 1999-2000

Personal
6-4, 220 ... Daughter, Davey Jo ... Hobbies include hunting ... Father (Joey) and mother (Robin) were involved in rodeo and his father still competes as a steer wrestler on the First Frontier Circuit, where he was circuit champion in 1997, 2001 and 2009 ... Joey Jr. tried to get his PRCA card when he was 16, but that year the rule for the minimum age was changed to 18 years old ... Started having rodeo success after attending one of Rope Myers’ (2001 world champion steer wrestler) schools … He has one brother, Kinney, who lives in Delaware
 
 
 
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