The Angelina Benefit Rodeo kicked off last night at the Expo Center in Lufkin, and once again this year, KICKS 105, Baskins, and Justin were proud to present the Mutton Bustin' Championships.

12 East Texas youngster got geared up and ready to ride.   

Adam Dean, Samuel Forrest, and Abigayle Goodman get set to ride.


Caroline Squires, Braydin Thompson, and Jake Jordan wait for their chance to ride.


Carter Crews, Cailyn Crow, and Adam Dean wait behind the chutes.


Preston McGuire is thumbs up and gettin' ready to ride.


William Rash, Kylie Ridings, and Jake Slaten looking ready to ride


We had some great rides last night, including one that resulted in the loss of a baby tooth (no tears were shed, he was tough).

In the end, the top four riders were:

Braydin Thompson - 87

Carter Crews - 86

Abigayle Goodman - 85

Caroline Squires - 85.

They will be coming back for the championship round on Saturday.

Braydin Thompson - 1st place ride of 87 points


Carter Crews - 2nd place ride of 86 points