Zeke Thurston

Zeke Thurston, born on July 15, 1994, is a Canadian professional rodeo cowboy who has made a name for himself in the world of saddle bronc riding. He is a three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Champion saddle bronc rider, with titles in 2016, 2019, and 2022.

Additionally, he is a four-time Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) champion saddle bronc rider, with victories in 2019 and consecutively from 2021 to 2023.

About Zeke Thurston

Zeke Thurston was born in Big Valley, Alberta, Canada. His family has a long history in rodeo, with his father, Skeeter Thurston, being a six-time National Finals Rodeo (NFR) qualifier.

His mother, Lynda, was a former barrel racer, and Zeke was born during the Calgary Stampede, one of the world’s most famous rodeos.

Zeke has three siblings, and together they grew up embracing the Western lifestyle. 

Early Career

Zeke’s early career in rodeo was marked by a family tradition of high-flying bucking horses. He won steer riding at the Canadian Finals Rodeo at just 14 years old.

Zeke and his brothers, Wyatt and Sam, performed a trick roping act called The Thurston Gang, appearing at the Canadian Finals Rodeo five times.

Professional Career

Zeke turned professional in 2015. His professional career has been marked by significant achievements, including three PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider titles and four CPRA champion saddle bronc rider titles.

He set a single-season earnings record of $399,316 in 2022. Zeke has also won the Calgary Stampede three times consecutively.

Zeke Thurston’s Net Worth in 2023

As of 2023, Zeke Thurston’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million.

His career earnings as of October 2023 stand at $1,976,668.

Career Earnings

Zeke Thurston’s career earnings as of October 2023 are $1,976,668.

In 2022, he set a single-season earnings record of $399,316.

2023 (as of October)$1,976,668

The 2022 earnings are a record for a single season. The 2023 earnings are cumulative and include earnings from previous years.


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Personal Details

Full NameZeke Thurston
Date of BirthJuly 15, 1994
BirthplaceBig Valley, Alberta, Canada
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
ResidenceBig Valley, Alberta, Canada
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJayne Thurston
Current Net Worth $4 million 
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Jayne Thurston is the wife of professional rodeo cowboy Zeke Thurston.

Zeke Thurston wife Jayne
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Jayne and Zeke met when they were in the third grade and have been together since then. They got married on October 16, 2016, at Coulee Creek Farm Barn in Cluny, Alberta, Canada.

They have three children together. The couple welcomed their first child in 2018, a daughter named Lucy.

How Old is Zeke Thurston?

As of December 14, 2023, Zeke Thurston is 29 years old.

How tall is he?

He is 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) tall.

What is his nationality?

He is Canadian.

Career Highlights

  • Career earnings: $1,976,668
  • 2022 world standings place: 1st
  • 2022 Wrangler NFR standings place: 1st 
  • 2022 Wrangler NFR earnings: $256,078
  • 2022 earnings: $399,916
  • Education: Sheridan (Wyo.) College
  • World titles: 3 (2016, 2019, 2022)
  • Wrangler NFR qualifications: 8 (2015-2022)
  • Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (2016, 2022)

2023 Highlights

• Won the La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.)

• Won the World Famous Miles City (Mont.) Bucking Horse Sale Matched Xtreme

• Won the Gateway to the North Pro Rodeo Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement (Caslan, Alberta)

• Won the Wildwood (Alberta) Bronc Bustin’

• Won the Ponoka (Alberta) Stampede

• Won the Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo (Salt Lake City, Utah)

• Won the Big Sky Pro Rodeo (Great Falls, Mont.)

• Co-champion at the Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Xtreme Broncs (Fort Pierre, S.D.)

FAQs About Zeke Thurston

What is Zeke Thurston’s net worth?

$4 million as of 2023.

When did he start his professional career?

He started his professional career in 2015.

How many times has he won the PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider title?

He has won the PRCA World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider title three times.

Who is his wife?

Zeke’s wife is Jayne, his high school sweetheart.

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