Guy Allen was born September 5, 1958, in Coushatta, Louisiana. He won 18 World Champion Steer Roping titles and qualified for 33 National Finals Steer Ropings (NFSR) in five decades. After joining the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1976, Allen’s first world title was in 1977 when he was only 19, becoming the youngest steer roping champion in history. He won a record 48 NFSR go-rounds and five NFSR average titles in 1989, 1991, 1997, 2000 and 2004. A second-generation steer roper, Allen’s dad, James, and brother, Gip, joined Guy in 1983 in becoming the first three family members to qualify for a Steer Roping Finals. Allen qualified in his last NSRF in 2016 at the age of 58. Many up-and-coming steer ropers stayed at the Allen ranch and learned by practicing their roping all day and into the night. Allen remembers driving past the National Cowboy Museum as a youth, knowing he wanted to be a cowboy and wondering if he’d ever be good enough to be considered for induction. Today, Allen lives in Santa Anna, Texas, and works in the oilfields.