All Inductees

Guy Weeks

Guy Weldon Weeks was born January 3, 1932, in Ft. Worth, Texas. At 6 months of age, Guy began riding horses with his father, Luther Weeks. Guy became interested in roping as he was learning to walk, and by the time he was four, he could rope anything that moved. At the tender age of 6 1/2 years, Guy entered his first rodeo, (riding his trusty horse Baby B), as the Header in the Wild Cow Milking at Stamford, Texas 4th of July Rodeo. When Guy was twelve, he started riding as a jockey for his dad and rode at the best Quarter Horse Tracks in Oklahoma and Texas and others in Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Mexico City. Guy rode with some of the best, such as Johnny Boren, Johnny Walker, Tony LaCotta, Merlin Lemmons, and Earl Sutherland.

In May of 1948, Guy got on his first bareback bronc at Post, Texas, and during the summer, he got on his first saddle bronc at Breckenridge, Texas. In January of 1949, after being on ten saddle broncs and fifteen bareback broncs, Guy went to Denver, Colorado with his cousin Billy Weeks and joined the Rodeo Cowboy Association, (R.C.A.) Card #905. In the Summer of 1950 in Abilene, Texas, Guy married Jo Martin of Anson, Texas. Also in the summer of 1950, he entered three events in the Ranger, Texas Rodeo; Bareback, Saddle Bronc, and Calf Roping and continued to enter all three events for the remaining winning years of his rodeo career. From time to time, he would enter steer wrestling, Team Roping, Wild Horse Race, or Steer Decorating. He entered the Steer Decorating in Calgary, Canada after he found out a contestant had to be in four events to be eligible to win the North American Cowboy All-Around, which he won in 1961, 1962, and 1963. Guy rodeoed full time from 1949 to 1970, except when he was sidelined in 1966 after a severe ligament injury to his left knee.

In 1971, Guy and four other American Cowboys were invited to Argentina, which was a great honor. In September of 1972, at a rodeo at West, Texas, Guy hurt his back, so it was at this time that he decided to hang up his spurs and chaps. Guy won many trophies, buckles, saddles, and a variety of other awards throughout his rodeo career, one of which was the 1963 Saddle Bronc World Champion. Guy has been inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and he is a Gold P.R.C.A. Cardholder. In 1983, Guy had a successful 3-Way bypass heart surgery, and he and his wife now live in Abilene, Texas. They have two daughters, one son, three grand-daughters, and two grand-sons.