One of the biggest and best rodeos in the nation is set to kick off tonight at the George H Henderson, Jr. Expo Center.  The Lufkin Host Lions Club along with the Angelina County Mounted Patrol are set to present the Angelina Benefit Rodeo this Wednesday thru Saturday.

Of course, one of the most endearing events is the KICKS 105 Mutton Bustin' Championships

36 youngsters from across East Texas will be riding sheep in the hopes of being the one who gets to hoist the championship trophy in the air on Saturday night.  A special thanks to Baskins and Justin is also in order as they provide belt buckles for all riders and boots for the nightly winners.

Here's the list of the riders:



Crews, Carter

Crow, Cailyn

Dean, Adam

Forrest, Samuel

Goodman, Abigayle

McGuire, Preston

Rash, William

Ridings, Kylie

Slaten, Jake

Squires, Caroline

Thompson, Braydin

(one other rider awaiting verification)



Chavez, Matthew

Douglas, Micah

Dykes, Chase

Fore, Chloe

Goforth, Garrett

Hodges, Bree Anna

Jones, Jaden

Morado, Sean

Moss, Sloan

Parish, Gracie

Poulan, Hudson

Slatter, Braden



Barker, Brody

Bynum, Tucker

Cathcart, Breece

Flournoy, Grant

Hennigan, Devan

Lumbreraz, Keyton

Malnar, Josey

Mathis, K.P.

Nunley, Logan

Williams, Carter

Wright, Shane

Braden Wilson


And then on Saturday, the top four scorers from each night will come back for the Championship round.