MIKE BEERS

World Champion Team Roper, Twenty-Four TIMES to the NFR, TWO-Time WORLD RECORD HOLDER

Mike Beers started roping as a child, competing as a youngster at Junior rodeos and then on into high school rodeo where he was an Oregon Champion then moving up to college were he was a National College Rodeo Champion, afterwards moving right along to the PRCA were he holds 30 Circuit Championship titles as well as 1984 NFR World Champion Team Roping Heeler.  In 2017 Mike was inducted into the Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, CO

Continuously throughout Mike’s career he has won events and set records. In 1983 he set the Team Roping Fast time record of 3.7 with Dee Pickett at Abilene, Texas. After winning 3 legs of the award, Mike retired the Let’er Buck Trophy from the Pendleton round in 1997. The Bob Feist Invitational team roping marked its 40th anniversary in 2017. Mike is one of 2 people in the “BFI 40 club”, as he has competed in all 40 events. He is currently entered in the 2017 Event.

Mike is also a Team Roping Instructor. Since his first school in 1972 with Tommy Norton, Mike has been teaching people how to capture within themselves the roping techniques it take to become a winner.  Being a World Champion, 24 time NFR competitor and 30 Time Columbia Circuit Finals Champion qualifies Mike to be an instructor; his patience, understanding and articulate mannerisms are what set him apart from other instructors. Starting from the ground up, Mike has the ability to teach basic roping fundamentals, moving the students up to moving objects such as the Heel-O-Matic, and then on to live steers. Every Student that has attended a Mike Beers Roping School is a winner. They have “experienced the difference” and have learned those skills that allow them to “practice perfect”.

In his spare time Mike enjoys fishing and tennis. The friends that Mike has met across the United States and Canada has offered him opportunity to fish many “special fishing holes” that he holds dear to his heart. Meeting new people and making new friends is one of the “perks” of the rodeo life.

Mike has two sons, Brandon who Mike has partnered with and Joe who is an accomplished USTRC heeler.  His wife Barbara also team ropes and breakaways. Stepdaughter, Hanna Strate, is currently following in Mike's footsteps at college and on the rodeo team at Pendleton, OR.  Dylan Baxter, stepson, is completing his Masters in Engineering in Munich, Germany; and Brooke Baxter, stepdaughter, is working in Social Services.

Mike Beers

Team Roping Heeler, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Roping

Born May 4, 1958

Joined PRCA 1980

World Title: 1984 Team Roping Heeler

WRANGLER NFR Qualifications: 24

Team Roping: 24 (1980-88 1989-91, 1993, 1997-98, 2000, 2002-03, 2004, 2007)

Tie Down Roping 3 (1981, 1983, 1985)

Steer Roping Finals Rodeo 1992

COLUMBIA RIVER CIRCUIT FINALS Qualifications: 30

All-Around Champion: 11 (1981, 1985, 1987-88, 1991-95, 1997, 1999)

Team Roping Champion: 6 (1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991-92)

Steer Roping Champion: 6 (1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997)

Calf Roping Champion: 2 (1981, 1991)

COLLEGE NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Team Roping Champion (1979)

OREGON HIGH SCHOOL RODEO

All-Around & Team Roping Champion (1977)

TAUGHT MY 1ST TEAM ROPING SCHOOL WHEN I WAS 14 YRS OLD

ATTENDED MY 1ST TEAM ROPING SCHOOL WHEN I WAS 9 YRS OLD

2017:  Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee

2016:  Canadian Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Finals at Armstrong in British Columbia

2014:  Won Pekisko Creek Ranch Open Roping in Alberta

2011:  Won Eugene Pro Rodeo, North Peace Stampede, Bonnyville Pro Rodeo and Co-Champion of Wainwright Stampede with Bobby Mote

2010:  Won Spokane Interstate Rodeo with Kaleb Driggers

2009:  Canadian Season Leader in Team Roping, Won Wrangler Tour Finals in Calgary with Shane Schwankie, Tied arena record 3.7 and then broke arena record 3.4 in the last round at the Canadian Finals Rodeo

2008 Highlights – Partner Brandon Beers

    • Set Arena record at Canadian Finals Rodeo 3.7 (Edmonton, Alberta) Ties Canadian Fast-time record
    • Won the Bonus Round at the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
    • Co-champion at the Mountain Valley Stampede (Heber City, Utah)

2007 - (Partner Brandon Beers) Became the first father-son combination to qualify for the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo in 20 years and the 11th all time .

Won:

    • RodeoHouston
    • Falkland (B.C.) Stampede
    • Te Luxton Pro Rodeo (Victoria, B.C.)
    • Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo
    • Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede
    • Cheney (Wash) Rodeo
    • Fort Dalles Pro Rodeo (The Dalles, Ore.)
    • Qualified for Dodge Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo (Redmond, Ore.)
    • Suffered broken pelvis and shoulder during a practice session July 31, 2007 in Culver, OR and missed four months of competition, before returning for the Wrangler NFR…

2006 – Won

    • Hanna (Alberta) Pro Rodeo
    • North Idaho Fair & Rodeo (Coeur d’Alene)
    • Omak (Wash.) Stampede
    • Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo
    • Wainwright (Alberta) Stampede

2005 – Won

    • Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo (Grandview, Wash.) with Brandon Beers

2004 – Won

    • Steer roping title at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up
    • Year-end team roping title in the Columbia River Circuit (with Charly Crawford).
    • Finished 29th in the in the team roping with $25,421 and 30th in the steer roping with $9,753

2003 – Won

    • San Antonio (Texas) Livestock Exposition with partner Jason Stewart

2002 – Won

    • Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City) with Shain Sproul
    • Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.
    • Finished seventh in the world team roping heeling, 11th in the all-around and 43rd in steer roping

2001 – Won

    • American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.) with Bobby Hurley)
    • Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo

 2000 – Won

    • Days of '47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City) with Tee Woolman
    • Dodge City (Kan.) Round-Up

1988 - Won

    • 5th Go Round at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with Bobby Hurley

1987 - Won

    • Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Champion with Dee Pickett

 1986 - Won

    • Wrangler Timed Event Champion

1984 - Won

    • PRCA Team Roping World Championship with Dee Pickett, earning $57,557

1983- Won

    • Set 3.7 PRCA Fast-time Record Team Roping with Dee Pickett (Abilene, TX)