It’s Mutton Busting Time in Nacogdoches, Here are the Contestants
The Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo gets kicked off Thursday, March 23, and continues through Saturday, March 25. The action gets kicked off nightly at 7:30, however, we would encourage you to get there by 7 for one of the most entertaining events of the night.
It's become quite the rodeo tradition. The chute gate opens and a youngster holds on for points on the back of a sheep.
Over the past few weeks, registrations have been open at Boot Barn in Nacogdoches to sign up young cowboys and cowgirls for the opportunity to ride. There will be a total of 15 riders each night of mutton busting.
Over 100 entries were received to fill those 45 slots. Here are the riders that were drawn.
- Adalynn Caldwell, 5 - Center
- Axton Caldwell, 3 - Center
- Brigham Barton, 4 - Tenaha
- Cora Bennett, 6 - Nacogdoches
- Ivy Gigler, 5, Nacogdoches
- Noel Gonzalez, 6 - Garrison
- Kase Hargrove, 4 - Garrison
- Cayd Merriman, 5 - Etoile
- Cohl Merriman, 6 - Etoile
- Kru Murray, 5 - Garrison
- Kaegan Owens, 7- Nacogdoches
- Korgan Owens, 7 - Nacogdoches
- Addilyn Sprayberry, 6 - Nacogdoches
- Cason Wagstaff, 6 - Nacogdoches
- Bransen Yates, 6 - Garrison
- Braylee Barthol, 7 - San Augustine
- Adelina Bickham, 6 - Nacogdoches
- Bear Carthel, 5 - Nacogdoches
- Pedro Castaneda, Jr., 7 - Nacogdoches
- Aiden Crist, 5 - Rusk
- Cannon Fitzgerald, 5 - Garrison
- Lane Freeman, 5 - Nacogdoches
- Colt Hoya, 7 - Nacogdoches
- Cambry Hurst, 4 - Nacogdoches
- Lathan Mora, 6 - Garrison
- Tony Piazza, 7 - Garrison
- Brantley Ross, 5 - Mount Enterprise
- Kooper Selman, 5 - Lufkin
- Corbin Southwood, 4 - Lufkin
- Rex Wittpenn, 4 - Nacogdoches
- Rhett Bivens, 4 - Lufkin
- Avery Brown, 4 - Lufkin
- Carson Brown, 7 - Lufkin
- Reed Creel, 5 - Nacogdoches
- Rhett Creel, 3 - Nacogdoches
- Carter Dees, 7- Center
- Kira Donahoe, 5 - Center
- Adilynn LeBlue, 7 - Chireno
- Easton LeBlue, 5 - Chireno
- Skylar Mercer, 7 - Corrigan
- Brady Richards, 6 - Nacogdoches
- Spur Vergara, 7 - Nacogdoches
- Hayven Williford, 6 - Nacogdoches
- Zaine Zavala, 6 - Douglass
- Zandrex Zavala, 5 - Douglass
Riders are required to be at the Expo Center in Nacogdoches on their designated night between 6 - 6:40 pm. Any rider showing up after 6:45 will forfeit their spot. Riders are required to ride on their assigned night...no switching nights.
An attempt to inform each rider through the contact information on the registration blank will be made, however, this post serves as the official confirmation of each rider's parents.
The rider and one parent (guardian) will receive free entry to the rodeo. Anyone else will need to purchase tickets.