Jess Pope

Jess Pope is a professional rodeo cowboy from Waverly, Kansas, who specializes in bareback bronc riding. He has had a successful career, winning the 2022 World Champion Bareback Rider title at the age of 24 and qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) three consecutive times starting in 2020.

Here you can follow Jess Pope’s net worth, career earnings, biography, career, achievements, relationship status, and more.

About Jess Pope

Jess Pope was born and raised in Waverly, Kansas. Growing up on a farm, he was exposed to horses and rodeo at a young age. His brothers, Ty and Judd, are also involved in rodeo, following in Jess’ footsteps.

Pope started his rodeo journey by participating in mutton-busting as a child and gradually moved through the ranks.

He attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, where he continued to hone his rodeo skills and met his fiancée, Sydney Odle. The couple got engaged on May 28, 2022.

Early Career

Jess Pope began his rodeo career by participating in various youth events, eventually winning the 2016 National High School Bareback Riding Championship. He joined the PRCA in 2018, two years after winning the National High School Finals Rodeo.

Professional Career

Pope joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 2018 and has since made a significant impact on the sport.

He has won several major rodeos, including the North American Championship Rodeo, the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, and the Brown County Fair Pro Rodeo.

He has also been successful at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), where he won the average in his rookie year in 2020 and placed third in the world standings. Pope won the average again the following year and finished second.

In 2022, Pope won his first world championship for bareback riding along with his third consecutive NFR average title, meaning he finished with the highest combined score. His combined earnings are over a million dollars.

Jess Pope’s Net Worth in 2023

As of 2023, Jess Pope’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

His career earnings have exceeded one million dollars.

Career Earnings

Jess has had a successful career in professional rodeo, with his earnings exceeding a million dollars. As of 2023, his career earnings stand at $1,007,549.

His earnings have steadily increased over the years. In 2019, he won $47,778. In 2020, he finished third in the world standings with earnings of $220,029, including winning his inaugural National Finals Rodeo (NFR) average of $170,417 in earnings.

He won a total of $340,499, including the $230,475 NFR average check, in 2021.

In 2022, he earned $390,620 for the campaign, nearly $75,000 over the runner-up in the standings.

His earnings have not only come from his success at the NFR but also from major rodeos such as Rodeo Houston, where he won $8,625.

YearEarningsNotable Achievements
2020$220,0293rd in world standings, NFR average win ($170,417)
2021$340,499NFR average win ($230,475)
2022$390,620World Champion, nearly $75,000 over the runner-up in standings
Total (as of 2023)$1,007,549


He has corporate sponsorships with Rock and Roll Denim, Panhandle Western Wear, and Justin Boots.

Personal Details

Personal DetailInformation
Full NameJess Pope
HometownWaverly, Kansas
Age25, as of 2023
Height5 ft 10 inches
Weight 170 lbs
Professional AssociationProfessional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)
Joined PRCA2018
SpecializationBareback Riding
Major Achievements4-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Qualifier, 4-time WNFR Champion, 2022 World Champion
Current Net Worth $3 million
FamilyHas two younger brothers, Ty and Judd, who are also involved in rodeo
Marital StatusMarried to Sydney Ruth Ann Pope


Jess Pope is married to Sydney Ruth Ann Pope. The couple got engaged on May 28, 2022, at her family’s ranch in Brush, Colorado.

They were married on Memorial Weekend in 2023. Their wedding took place at Sydney’s grandparents’ ranch in Brush, Colorado.

Jess Pope wife Sydney
Source: Instagram

How Old is Jess Pope?

He is 24 years old as of 2023.

How tall is he?

Pope is 5 ft 10 inches.

What is his nationality?

He is American.

Career Highlights

  • Career earnings: $1,007,549
  • 2022 world standings place: 1st
  • 2022 Wrangler NFR standings place: 1st   
  • 2022 Wrangler NFR earnings: $231,361
  • 2022 earnings: $390,620
  • Education: Missouri Valley College (Marshall, Mo.)
  • World Titles: 1 (2022)
  • Wrangler NFR Average titles: 3 (2020-22)
  • Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 3 (2020-22)

FAQs About Jess Pope

What is Jess Pope’s Net Worth?

His estimated net worth is $3 million.

What is his main rodeo event?

He is a professional bareback rider.

When did he win his first World Champion Bareback Riding title?

Pope won his first World Champion Bareback Riding title in 2022.

Where did he attend college?

He attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall.

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