Let the riding begin.

We're talking bulls, horses, broncs, motorcycles, and, of course...sheep.   The Angelina Benefit Rodeo gets underway Wednesday and continues through Saturday.  Each night features 12 area youngsters who will be trying to take home the nightly Mutton Bustin' title.  Over the past few weeks hundreds upon hundreds of registrations were filled out at Cavenders in Lufkin for the chance to be one of the 48 riders.  Tuesday afternoon, the Lufkin Host Lions Club drew 46 names, the other two were pre-drawn from a special KICKS VIP Rewards contest.

Here are the boys and girls that will be participating in the mutton bustin'


  1. Weston Burns
  2. Nathan Smith
  3. Chassidy Johnson
  4. Brayden Gates
  5. Noah Crawford
  6. Colton Adams
  7. Emma Heckendom
  8. Carter Tullos
  9. Macy Heckendom
  10. Adrian Frusha
  11. Caden Burrous
  12. Carter Warren


  1. Kayden Roden
  2. Mason Burgin (KICKS VIP Winner)
  3. Brodie Oliver
  4. Casen Rowe
  5. Caden Rowe
  6. Allie Wright
  7. Hayden Strickland
  8. Kailee Johnson
  9. Garrison Thomas
  10. Jayden Justice
  11. Lane Spencer
  12. Logan Spencer


  1. Grayson Rosencranz
  2. Tegan Toler
  3. Noah Arnold
  4. Wyatt Ridings
  5. Mason Stafford
  6. Libby Dempsey
  7. Madeline Sowell
  8. Julian Silva
  9. Charley Merriwether
  10. Makayla Mahr
  11. Cassie Fore
  12. Peyton Murrell


  1. Marshall Clifton
  2. Gavin Sikes (KICKS VIP Winner)
  3. Ashley Dean
  4. Allie Wright
  5. Brylie Hunt
  6. Ty Nelson
  7. Reid Robertson
  8. Trevor Williams
  9. Cash Summers
  10. Ryleigh Collins
  11. Keaton Curtis
  12. Austin Pierson