Wesley H. "Wes" Richardson (March 20, 1930 – April 16, 2011) was a Canadian curler. He played lead for the "World famous Richardsons", winning three of their four Briers and World Curling Championships.
The team consisted of two brothers (skip Ernie and Garnet and their two cousins, Arnold and Wes). As a member of the team, Wes won the 1959, 1960, and 1962 Briers as well as their corresponding Scotch Cups (the World Championship at the time). Wes left the team for the 1962-63 season, due to a back injury, and was replaced by Mel Perry. He returned to the team in 1964.
He was inducted (together with all of "Team Richardson") into the World Curling Federation Hall of Fame in 2017, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (1968; the first curling team inducted to this Hall of Fame) and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame (1973).
Richardson retired to Hawaii, where he was an active cyclist and marathon runner. He died of prostate cancer on April 16, 2011.
|1959||1||L||5 - 0||Civil Service CC, Regina, Saskatchewan|
|SCO 12-6, SCO 11-9, SCO 8-7, SCO 15-9, SCO 9-2|
|1960||1||L||5 - 0||Civil Service CC, Regina, Saskatchewan|
|SCO 11-8, SCO 14-7, SCO 9-5, SCO 8-4, SCO 16-4|
|1962||1||L||6 - 0||Regina CC, Saskatchewan|
|USA 11-5, SWE 17-7, SCO 20-4, SWE 24-4, USA 13-8, SCO 13-8|
|United States of America||2||0|
|2017||Hall of Fame Member||Player|