The Angelina Benefit Rodeo got underway Wednesday Night at the George H Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin.  One of the most loved attractions of the night was the mutton bustin'.  12 kids from the area rode sheep with the top four scores guaranteeing themselves a spot in the championship round on Saturday. 

Nicole Marze, 8 years old from Pollok, had the ride of the night, in fact, she had arguably the best ride in Angelina Mutton Bustin' history as she stayed on board the sheep from one end of the Expo Center to other.  The ride earned her a record setting score of 96 points. Her ride earned her a pair of Justin Ropers as the nightly first place finisher.

Daniel Hightower, 5 years old from Hudson, also had a great ride as he scored 90.

Rounding out the top four scores were Landon Lee, 5 years old from Lufkin, with a score of 83, and Brayden Spiers, 6 years old from Lufkin, who had a ride of 80 points.

A special thanks to all of our riders.

Brayden Spiers - Karter Thompson - Shane Wright, KICKS 105


Cade King - Landon Lee - Trey Madrid, KICKS 105


Nicole Marze - Grace Pivonka - Carter Sirman, KICKS 105


Taylor Crane - Chase Dykes - Daniel Hightower, KICKS 105