Saddle Bronc Riding • Inducted 2001

Guy Weeks of Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a rodeo roper, was born on Jan. 3, 1932, to a family whose existence revolved around horses. He learned to ride by the time he could walk and was roping when he was just 4 years old. Weeks’ first ambition was to be a jockey, but injury and growth put an end to that. By age 18 he was competing in rodeo, entering bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and later, tie-down roping. In 1949, he joined the RCA and began a career that spanned three decades, highlighted by a world saddle bronc riding title. He also finished the season in the Top 15 for the all-around championship 10 times. Weeks, known as one of the most popular cowboys of all time among his peers, served as the association’s bareback riding director in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In 1964, Weeks, the reigning world champion, joined reigning Bucking Horse of the Year Big John at the National Western Rodeo in Denver for the much publicized “Match of Champions.” Weeks won the event with a score of 84; he considers it a highlight of a career filled with a many spectacular rides and roping runs.


Accolades

Biography

World Championships: 1

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1963

Born: on January 3, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas
Died: September 14, 2007 in Abilene, Texas

Joined the PRCA: 1949


Rodeo Championships

Buffalo Bill Rodeo / North Platte, NE
All-Around: 1957
Bareback Riding: 1957 (tie)

California Rodeo Salinas / Salinas, CA
All-Around: 1963
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1963

Cheyenne Frontier Days / Cheyenne, WY
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1955

Deadwood Days of ’76 Rodeo / Deadwood, SD
All-Around: 1960, 1963
Bareback Riding: 1956, 1958

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo / Fort Worth, TX
All-Around: 1958
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1955
Tie-Down Roping: 1956, 1958

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo / Tucson, AZ
Tie-Down Roping: 1958

National Western Stock Show & Rodeo / Denver, CO
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1960

Redding Rodeo / Redding, CA
Tie-Down Roping: 1956

Reno Rodeo / Reno, NV
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1957
Tie-Down Roping: 1958

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo / San Antonio, TX
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1959, 1960

Snake River Stampede / Nampa, ID
All-Around: 1954
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1963
Tie-Down Roping: 1954

West of the Pecos Rodeo / Pecos, TX
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1969


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