All Inductees

Jeana Brooks

Women Contestant

Jeana Elaine Brooks was born to J.F. and Edith Brooks in Hillsboro, Texas on June 6, 1962.

Jeana’s love of rodeo began at an early age. Her father bought her a pony when she was four years old. Jeana began competing in speed events, but roping became her passion. Jeana started training a young filly named Baby and they teamed up to win many roping championships for over twenty years.

After graduation from Hillsboro H.S., Jeana attended Hill College on a basketball and rodeo scholarship. Jeana won the Southern Region College Breakaway Championship in 1981 and 1982. Sam Houston State University awarded Jeana a rodeo scholarship for the next two years. In 1984, Jeana was a member of the SHSU Rodeo Team that won the National Collegiate Rodeo Championship. Jeana graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

In 1986, Jeana joined the Professional Women’s Rodeo Association. Over the next ten years, she became a dominate force in tie-down roping winning the first three years of her membership. In all, Jeana won seven World Championships in tie-down roping (1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, and 1996). In 1992, Jeana captured the PWRA’s All-Around Championship.

After over twenty years of roping, riding, and winning championships, one of the greatest partnerships in the history of rodeo came to an end. Baby died in 1996 at the age of twenty-five.

Jeana bought a gelding in 1997 and Toad won the AQHA/PWRA Calf Roping Horse of the Year. In 1999 and 2001, Jeana won the UPRA Breakaway Championship. In 2000, she won the USCRA Breakaway Championship.

Jeana resides in Aledo, Texas and has been a teacher with Aledo I.S.D. for twenty-five years. Roping remains her passion and she is a member of four rodeo/roping associations.