Wes Stevenson | Bareback Rider
- Hometown: Kaufman, Texas
- Height: 5’6
- Weight: 150
- Rookie Year: 1999
- DOB: 9/25/79
Wes Stevenson, Professional Bareback Rider, has competed professionally since 1998. Stevenson is most excited that the ERA will be, “set up to be very family oriented which is the most important.” Ever since his daughter was born, his family has traveled with them in his RV.
An interesting fact about Stevenson is that he raises his own bucking horses. He said,” “The horse I am most excited to draw would be 1701 Jackyl (named after the 80s hair band). He is a horse I raised and won the Cheyenne Futurity last year. Jackyl’s mom is a full sister to 3 time bucking horse of the year Full Baggage and is now owned by Frontier Rodeo Company. It would be a surreal moment to draw him at a rodeo where the stakes are high and the payout is higher.
Originally from Kaufman, Texas, Stevenson now lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife Francie and their daughter. His hobbies include raising livestock, training his work dogs, building leather work and really anything to do outside. We asked Stevenson what he like to do for fun and he said, “I love to be a cowboy outside of the arena. I love working my dogs and horses and really being submerged in the cowboy lifestyle.””
Wes Stevenson Q&A
Q: What are you most looking forward to in regards to the structure of an ERA event vs. a traditional rodeo?
A: Every go-round will be an all or nothing feel. I will be nodding for first every single time.
Q: What excites you most about the sport?
A: It is an individual sport. You can’t blame anyone else. My competition is myself. In this sport perfection is unattainable but perfection is what we all strive for.
Q: Tell us about your rookie year and any advice you have for those just starting out?
A: Set your goals high and reach for the stars!
Q: What is your favorite part about traveling?
A: My favorite part about traveling that my traveling partners are like my brothers. Also, most people travel to tropical islands and European countries to see the world but most people in the United States haven’t seen their own country. I get to go to all the small towns and meet the great people that live there. It is the greatest thing.
Q: Before you back into the box…what is on your mind?
A: I try not to think about anything. If you are thinking you are already a step behind. Your job is to react the second that shoot opens.