Biography

J.W. Winklepleck is a Professional Rodeo Barrelman/Rodeo Clown–

Raised in Strasburg, Colorado–Married to Brenda Winklepleck and has 3 kids: Tera, Chelsea, and Trevor. 

JW was born into a Rodeo family–his father was a PRCA Bareback rider back in the 1960’s and 70’s.  JW started his membership with the PRCA as a Bareback rider in 1996.  He is a a graduate from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where he was on a Rodeo Scholarship for Bareback Riding, qualifying for the College National Finals in 1997 and 1998.  

He has had his hand in being the Announcer, a Pick-Up Man, to Bullfighting-and finally deciding to entertain people by being the “funnyman”.  Several rodeo committees had seen JW in various modes and started hiring him as the “Rodeo Clown” for their rodeos.  Having already been a member of the PRCA, he decided to expand his membership by becoming a Professional Barrelman/Rodeo Clown in 2006. 

He was VOTED 5x’s Dodge Mountain States Circuit Finals Barrelman Clown in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017! 

He has also worked many other rodeos including: 2016 Wilderness Circuit Finals, College National Finals Rodeo, Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Elizabeth Stampede, and Steamboat Springs

JW is not your regular Rodeo Clown, he has several acts, and a “High Energy” level of comedy that keep your audience entertained!