Hampton, JJ

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2020 Earnings:

2020 World Breakaway Standings


Born: June 1, 1971
Residence: Stephenville, TX
Joined WPRA: 1991
Horses: Please Love Me (14-year old mare) – Sire: Chic Please/Dam: Ima Lovergirl; Milla Wilson (14-year old mare) – Sire: Wilsons Lil Freckles/Dam: Docs Malbe
World titles: 17 (1995-96, 1999 breakaway roping; 1994-95, 1997-2000 all-around; 1996-99 team roping header; 1994, 1997-99 tie-down roping)
Wrangler NFBR qualifications: 1 (2020)
Education: Howard Junior College (Big Spring, Texas) and Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas), degree in criminal justice.


2020 Highlights 

• Won $12,551 at the inaugural NFBR. Won the 10th round in a time of 2.2 seconds
• Won the WPRA National Champion Breakaway Roping Title at the WPRA World Finals (Waco, Texas)
• Won Henryetta (OK) ProRodeo Breakaway Roping title
• Finished third at the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo (Stephenville, TX)
• Finished in a tie for third at the Belle Fourche (SD) Breakaway Roping
• Currently leads the WPRA Breakaway Roping world standings with $87,973 and will compete for the title at the WPRA World Finals in Waco, Texas in November

Career Highlights

• 2019 – Finished the year ranked fifth in the WPRA Breakaway Roping World Standings with $29,784
• 2018 – Finished the year ranked sixth in the WPRA Breakaway Roping World Standings with $12,605
• 2016 – Finished the year ranked fourth in the WPRA Breakaway Roping World Standings with $15,014
• 2015 – Finished the year ranked seventh in the WPRA Breakaway Roping World Standings with $8,528
• 2001 – Reserve World Champion Breakaway Roper with $4,127 in earnings
• 2000 – Won the all-around title bringing her world title total to 17 and was the second most decorated WPRA member behind Wanda Bush with 32. Jackie Crawford eclipsed Hampton’s total in 2018 with an all around title. Reserve world champion in team roping and tie-down roping
• 1999 – Won world titles in all four WPRA roping categories: all-around, breakaway, team roping (heading) and tie-down roping
• 1998 – Won three WPRA world titles: all-around, tie-down roping and team roping (heading)
• 1997 – Won three WPRA world titles: all-around, tie-down roping and team roping (heading)
• 1996 – Won two WPRA world titles: breakaway and team roping (heading)
• 1995 – Won two WPRA world titles: all-around and breakaway roping
• 1994 – Won two WPRA world titles: all-around and tie-down roping
• 1991 – Qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo
• Has qualified to the biggest breakaway roping events around the U.S. including The American, the World Champions Rodeo Alliance (WCRA) events, Cheyenne Frontier Days open roping and the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, a WCRA event.


Tarleton’s Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, 2014. Member of Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Cowboy Capital of Texas Walk of Fame. Had the WPRA Breakaway Roping Horse of the Year Sara Rey Lynx, 1996 & 1998.


Husband, Ricky Prince, son, Kason…Works as a real estate agent (JJ Hampton Realty)…Grew up competing in junior rodeos in barrel racing, goat tying and breakaway roping. She dropped barrel racing by the time she was in 5th or 6th grade to concentrate on roping…Went to Howard Junior College but after one semester her grandfather got sick and she moved back closer to home and enrolled at Tarleton State. Was on the rodeo team there and was coached by Randy Majors…Had aspirations to go to law school but after her first attempt at taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) was unsuccessful she turned her focus to roping in the WPRA – breakaway, team roping and tie-down roping…Nephew is Marty Yates, NFR qualifier in the tie-down roping…Produces the Johnny Wayne Hampton Memorial Roping in honor of her late father and proceeds from the roping rewards scholarships to Tarleton State University students…Growing up her rodeo idols were Roy and Bill Duvall and Betty Gayle Cooper…Parents Johnny and Barbara Hampton, grandparents Johnny and Helen Hampton, brother, Row Hampton (passed away in January 2019) and sister, Angie have all played important roles in her success…Believes in giving back especially to young children and her son, helped her get involved in Backpack Buddies and the duo has raised more than $23,000 through t-shirt sales, bake sales, etc…Birthname is Jackie.