1979 - Joan won the title as Women's World Champion Trick Roper by winning the Free  Lance and Texas Skip Endurance competition at the Will Rogers Centennial Trick Roping Contest in Claremore, Oklahoma

1989 - Joan was inducted to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas

 2001 - Joan received the Performing Arts Award by the Lincoln Lancaster Women's  Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska

2006- 2007 Joan competed internationally and won first place in the Intermediate Horse Catch event and placed 2nd in the Big Loop competition at the Will Rogers Trick Roping Exposition.

Joan Wells   Trick Roper
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