Richard Wayne “Dick” Walker was bron in San Antonio on October 11, 1943 and raised near Cotulla. He passed away that the age of 45. Dick started rodeoing at the age of 13 and never slowed down.
5 years he won the National High School Championship in the calf roping. In college he won the NIRA All Around winning the calf roping and ribbon roping in 1963. He was on the rodeo team for Southwest Texas Junior College. In 1962 at the age of 20 he joined the PRCA and made the NFR in ’63, ’64, ’66 and ’67. He also competed in the steer roping and team roping and many match ropings.
Some of his biggest wins included the All-Around title in Pheonix, Calf Roping Champion at Pendelton and Calf Roping title in Salinas. Dick loved helping youngsters perfect their skills and enjoyed the sport as he did. He was always looking for a way to perform better and faster. Walker was the first to break the RCA ten second mark in the calf roping with a 9.9 run in 1963.