Tucked away in the sticks of Freestone County, Texas resides a cowboy of many hats and talents. Ketch Weaver is a 6th generation Texan/cowboy. He cut his teeth on ranch rodeos, running cows and grooming himself to be a western cowboy showman. He grew up under the wing of his grand father Ted Weaver, in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
From a young age he took to a rope and horse, like a duck to water. By the age of 11 years old, his youthful skills had improved enough to warrant crowds on the streets of the Fort Worth Stockyards. He was hired by Hub Baker the Producer of the Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, in the Cowtown Coliseum.
Ketch started his trick roping career at the age of 11, doing well over 100 shows a year for visitors of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Now at 29, he still is one of the stars of the Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, in the Cowtown Coliseum, with showtimes every Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 4:30PM.
Ketch was groomed from a very young age to be a performer, so why should his child be any different, in comes Kodi Ann Weaver. Kodi Ann along with her mother Kayla Weaver also perform in the Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Kodi Ann has Ketch beat by 5 years, being only six years old, and entertaining thousands of spectator already.
Ketch is a Ranching Cowboy during the week, and a showman and Pickup Man during the weekend. He travels all across the country dazzling people with his native ability that is cowboy. He is the resident pickup man of the Stockyards Championship Rodeo, and also trick ropes during the rodeo.
Ketch is the perfect mix of the old school cowboy VS the new age rodeo athlete. He is chalked full of talent, grit and values. In today’s age we could use a few more cowboys like Ketch Weaver in this country.
By Joe Hub Baker