Updated: Mar 17, 2020
World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider
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.
World championships: 1 (1963)
Born on January 3, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas Died in September 14, 2007 in Abilene, Texas