Joan’s Awards

  • Title of Women’s World Champion Trick Roper Will Rogers Trick Roping Contest Claremore, OK (1979)
  • Inductee to the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum Fort Worth, TX (1989)
  • Performing Artist Of The Year Lincoln-Lancaster Women’s Commission (2001)
  • Winner of the Will Rogers Expo Trick Roping Contest (2007)
  • Child Performer in the early 60’s for Television, Horse Shows, Rodeos

Instructed by cousin Almon Bates (Longmont, CO)
Trained by World Champion Trick Roper Jim Eskew, Jr. (Ardmore, OK) and J.W. Stoker (Weatherford, TX)

  • Conducts teaching clinics for children interested in “Learning the Ropes”



Joan Wells
Almon Bates
Jim Eskew, Jr.
J.W. Stoker