Coaches

At Roping.com, we believe in learning from the best. So we have partnered with world champion team roping coaches to deliver strategic coaching, wisdom, and run critiques to our valued members.

Check out their live videos, comments, and run critiques in our private, members-only Facebook group.

Jake Barnes

7X WORLD CHAMPION

Jake Barnes is a seven-time world champion team roper (header) who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1997 and recently inducted in the the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2018. As a Gold Buckle Champion, Jake has earned his reputation through over 40 years of remarkable roping success and distinguished achievements, including a 3-time WNFR Average Champion,  a 12-time RNCFR Qualifier, and a 4-time RNCRF Champion. Jake and his wife Toni reside in Scottsdale, AZ and have five children. “Some people never find their purpose in life but I’ve always known mine was that I was born to be a cowboy.”

Clay Cooper

7X World Champion Heeler

Clay Cooper has enjoyed a thirty-year career in professional rodeo during which he has earned seven world championship titles and has been a 20-time WNFR qualifier. With over two million dollars in career earnings Clay remains in the top ten of the PRCA Career Earnings Leaders. Clay has won every major event in team roping and is considered by most to be the greatest heeler of all time. Clay was inducted to Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1997 and is a model and inspiration for thousands of ropers.  

He is a and currently resides in Gardnerville, Nevada where he goes to LifePoint Church.

Matt Sherwood

2X WORLD CHAMPION

Matt Sherwood is a two-time world champion team roper (header) whose professional rodeo and roping career spans over two decades. Matt is a 5-time WNFR qualifier and a 9-time RNCFR qualifier and has consistently won at competitions across the country.  In recent years, his championship wins have included those at the Missoula Stampede (MT), The Lakeside Rodeo (CA), the Bozeman Stampede (MT, and many more. Prior to entering professional roping, Matt worked in the construction industry and owned a flooring company.  Matt and his wife Kim have seven children and reside in Pima, Arizona. One of Matt’s favorite quotes is: “There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Legacy Coach - Rickey Green

11X NFR QUALIFIER

Throughout his time as a coach with Roping.com, the late legend Rickey Green contributed thousands of coaching comments, video critiques, and professional videos to our community. As our Legacy Coach, we are proud to say his legacy and his spirit lives on here. Rickey was an 11-time WNRF qualifier and won all of the major rodeos including Reno and the Cow Palace. Rickey earned his well-deserved reputation with over 30 years of teaching experience and through his professional roping career. He lived in Texas with his wife, Kelly, and their daughter Whitney and is missed by all who knew and loved him.