As a parent, you truly want your children to be happy in whatever they do, regardless if they follow in your footsteps. Shawn Weise’s Dad, Ted Weise, was a former bull rider but until Shawn was 14 he had no interest in riding bulls, he just wanted to play baseball and football like a “normal” kid. Then he saw the neighbors bucking their steers for fun and whether it was in his DNA or just in the big eyes of a 14 year old, Shawn was now interested in bull riding. With-in a couple of months, Ted had a round pen and a bucking shoot built on their property and Shawn was now on his way to becoming a bull rider.