Events: Team Roping (Heeler)
Born: 6/25/1987 Ada, OK
Joined PRCA: 2007
PRCA Career Earnings: $200,299.00
World Titles Won: 0
WNFR Qualifications: 1 (2017)
Current Residence: Overbrook, OK
Co-Champion at the Coleman (TX) PRCA Rodeo, with Chad Masters
Co-Champion the Flint Hills Rodeo (Strong City, KS), with Chad Masters
2017: (Partner Charly Crawford) Won the Oakley Independence
Days Rodeo (Oakley City, UT), with Charly Crawford, the St. Paul
(OR) Rodeo, with Charly Crawford and the Corn Palace Stampede
Rodeo (Mitchell, SD), with Charly Crawford. Co-Champion at the
High Desert Stampede (Redmond, OR), with Charly Crawford and
the Guymon (OK) Pioneer Days Rodeo, with Charly Crawford.
Won the Bennington (KS) PRCA Rodeo, with Trevor Brazile.
2016: Finished 277th in the World Standings with 2,370 dollars.
Won the Tulsa (OK) State Fair PRCA Rodeo, with Mike Bacon.
2015: Won the Woodward (OK) Elks Rodeo, with Mike Bacon.
Finished 123rd in the World Standings with 8,392 dollars.
Joseph Harrison joined the PRCA ten years ago and had career
earnings of 34,226 dollars. In 2017 when he started roping with
Charly Crawford, he more than tripled his earnings and qualified
for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).
Joseph has been involved with horses and roping all of his life.
He qualified for the College National Finals twice while
attending Northeast Texas Community College. Then he went
to work for renown horse trainer Bobby Lewis. He competed in
Prairie Circuit Rodeos, amateur rodeos and jackpots. One of
his partners was Women’s Professional Rodeo Association
(WPRA) World Champion Jackie Crawford who had been
heading for Joseph.
Joseph trains horses for a living when not competing in rodeo
and does most of his traveling with his wife, who helps him
along the road. He also competes on a thirteen-year-old
American Quarter Horse named Main Street Boon, whom he’s
had since about 2013 and he says is easy to win on and doesn’t
mess up. Harrison describes his roping style as faster than most
ropers since he “tends to throw faster.” Pioneer Days Rodeo
is his favorite because “there are fresh steers, the start is fairly
long and it’s a cool rodeo.” Joseph enjoys bass fishing and
hanging out with his family. His favorite book is “Of Mice and
Men” and favorite movie is “Lonesome Dove.” He listens to his
favorite musician, George Strait, and likes to go to the arcade
and go bowling while traveling to rodeos.
Photo courtesy of PRCA Rodeo LIFE 71