2018 World Standings
Born: August 16, 1988
Residence: Comanche, Okla.
Joined the WPRA: 2011
Horse: Hell On The Red "Reddy" (6 - year old mare) - Sire: JL Dash Ta Heaven/Dam: Designer Ruby;
World Titles: 0
Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 1 (2018)
RNCFR Qualifications (actual rodeo season): 1 (2018)
Education: Vernon (Texas) College and Tarleton State University (Stephenville, Texas)
• Won the Prairie Circuit Finals year-end title.
• Won Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
• Won the Inter-State Rodeo (Coffeyville, Kan.)
• Won the Linn County Fair & Rodeo (Mound City, Kan.)
• Won the Sikeston (Mo.) Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo
• Won the Henderson County Go Texan Rodeo (Athens, Texas)
• Won Flagstaff (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo
• Finished second Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho)
• Finished second Gladewater (Texas) Round-Up Rodeo
• Finished second at National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (Denver)
• Finished third at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Husband, Jay; son, Marcus…JL Dash Ta Heaven, the sire of Weast current mount, is out of Dynas Plain Special – the mare that Weast’s sister Janae Ward won the WPRA World title on in 2003…Is a futurity horse trainer for Stan Sigman, the owner/CEO of Namgis Quarter Horses out of Hondo, Texas but Weast works out of Addington, Okla….Her grandparents are Dale and Florence Youree. Both have been barrel racing since the 1950’s and run the Youree Ranch in Addington, Okla. Florence served as the Girls Rodeo Association (GRA) President from 1960-64 and won the GRA all-around title in 1966. Florence was instrumental in getting barrel racing added to the National Finals Rodeo in 1967 when it was held in Oklahoma City, Okla. Florence’s sister, Sherry Combs Johnson, teamed up with Star Plaudit, “Red,” in 1962 and won the GRA world title in barrel racing. It was the same year Tom Nesmith rode Red at the NFR and won the steer wrestling and all-around in the Rodeo Cowboys Association (RCA). Red carried Johnson to the NFR throughout the 1960’s and was inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame WPRA inaugural class in August 2017. Weast’s parents are James and Renee (Youree) Ward. Renee followed in Florence's footsteps qualifying for the NFR in 1985. Weast has a twin sister, Cassie Ambrose, who also is a horse trainer. Her other sister, Janae Ward-Massey qualified for the NFR three times (2001-03) and won the WPRA World Title in 2003, she often trains horses together with Weast. In 2011, the WPRA presented the Youree family with a Lifetime Family Heritage in Rodeo award.