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Eugene Weakley

Eugene Weakley

Rodeo Personnel

Events: Steer Wrestling, Pickup Man

Eugene Weakley, Burkburnett, Texas, was a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) steer wrestling contestant from 1963-1988 and is a PRCA Gold Card holder. While competing from 1964-1986, he also worked as a pickup man for Beutler & Son Rodeo Company.  During the 1980’s Eugene produced the Boomtown Rodeo and the World’s Largest Steer Wrestling Jackpot in Burkburnett, Texas.  In 1980, Eugene and a group of friends conceived the idea for the first Texas Ranch Roundup which continues as an annual charity event in Wichita Falls, Texas and has served as a model for ranch roundup events across the state.

Major Rodeos Won

  • Cheyenne Frontier Days 1969
  • Phoenix, AZ 1971
  • American Royal, Kansas City twice
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Burwell, NE twice
  • Phillipsburg, KS three times
  • Evergreen, CO
  • Vernon, TX
  • Greater Siouxland Rodeo, Sioux City, NE
  • Brawley, CA
  • Odessa, TX
  • Enid, OK
  • Yukon, OK
  • Cache, OK
  • Cheyenne Wells, CO
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Guymon, OK
  • Springdale, AR

Major Rodeos Placed

  • San Antonio, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Imperial, KS
  • North Platte, NE
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Calgary Stampede, Alberta, Canada
  • Denver, CO
  • Elk City, OK
  • Sidney, IA
  • Grand National Rodeo Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
  • Mesquite, TX
  • Tulsa, OK


  • 1971 NFR 14th in Steer Wrestling
  • 1982 NFR Timed Event Chute Boss
  • 1983 Texas Circuit Finals 14th in Steer Wrestling
  • 1984 NFR Pick up Man
  • NFR and Pace Picante Pro Rodeo Chuteout Judge