Night number one of the Angelina Benefit Rodeo is in the books, and what a night it was. Some of the best cowboys in the world were matched up with top-notch stock, and that usually leads to outstanding scores.

It wasn't just the adults who were racking up the big point totals on Wednesday.  The young cowboys and cowgirls participating in the mutton bustin' competition brought their 'A game' to the rodeo.  Four riders scored 90+ points on their sheep.

Easton Bower of Lufkin had a 92-point ride, Braxton Rhoden of Apple Springs scored a 93, Dahlia Padron of Diboll had a scorching 95-point ride, but it was the final rider of the evening, Preston Thomason of Lufkin, who ended up edging the competition with a stellar 96-point ride.

The Angelina Benefit Rodeo continues through Saturday night at the George H. Henderson, Jr., Expo Center in Lufkin. Gates open at 6 and the show begins at 7.  Here's a look at the mutton bustin' riders scheduled to compete Thursday through Saturday, plus some photos from the night number one riders.

THURSDAY

  1. Jase Berry - 6 - Lufkin
  2. Madison Bryan - 7 - Huntington
  3. Hunter Flowers - 6 - Lufkin
  4. Ivan Guardado - 5 - Lufkin
  5. Gabriel Henderson - 7 - Lufkin
  6. Collins Luker - 5 - Lufkin
  7. Reece Modisette - 8 - Huntington
  8. Emory Rains - 5 - Huntington
  9. Kooper Selman - 5 - Lufkin
  10. Creed Sikes - 6 - Lufkin
  11. Gunner Sikes - 6 - Diboll
  12. Zeke Valdez - 6 - Lufkin

FRIDAY

  1. Braxton Bostic - 6 - Lufkin
  2. Jacob Lawson - 7 - Lufkin
  3. Colbie Manry - 7 - Lufkin
  4. Skylar Mercer - 7 - Corrigan
  5. Chevy Pillows - 6 - Lufkin
  6. Nevaeh Pillows - 7 - Lufkin
  7. Garner Posey - 5 - Diboll
  8. Cade Sanders - 8 - Apple Springs
  9. Gunner Walker - 6 - Zavalla
  10. Landon West - 8 - Lufkin
  11. Trail Wilkes - 5 - Lufkin
  12. Zandrex Zavala - 5 - Nacogdoches

SATURDAY

  1. Samuel Brevard - 6 - Lufkin
  2. Luke Ener - 6 - Pollok
  3. Annika Friesen - 6 - Lufkin
  4. Kynleigh Haney - 9 - Lufkin
  5. Jay Hathorn - 7 - Alto
  6. Charlie Henderson - 6 - Lufkin
  7. Joseph Hughes - 6 - Lufkin
  8. Reina Hyde - 6 - Lufkin
  9. Noah Litton - 8 - Huntington
  10. Blair McCall - 5 - Lufkin
  11. Cora McCall - 8 - Lufkin
  12. Ronin Squyres - 6 - Lufkin

Angelina Benefit Rodeo Mutton Bustin' - April 20, 2022

Here are the young cowboys and cowgirls who were our mutton bustin' contestants on night number one of the 2022 Angelina Benefit Rodeo

Mutton Busting at the 2021 Angelina Benefit Rodeo

Here is a look at some of the young cowboys and cowgirls who competed in mutton busting at the 2021 Angelina Benefit Rodeo in Lufkin.