The Angelina Benefit Rodeo gets kicked off Wednesday night (4/20) at the George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin.  Gates will open at 6 and the show gets underway at 7 p.m.

Of course, you can expect to see great matchups featuring some of the top cowboys and cowgirls in the country.  Bobby Kerr's Mustang Act is one of the best specialty acts you'll ever see and former barrel man of the year Keith Isley will be at the rodeo this year.

One of the most entertaining features every year at the Angelina Benefit Rodeo is the mutton bustin' competition.  Every night, 12 young cowboys and cowgirls try to ride a sheep for as long as they can.  The top point-getter each night wins a championship trophy.  The rider chosen signed up at either Boot Barn in Lufkin or on the KICKS 105 App.

Here are the mutton busters for each night of the rodeo:

WEDNESDAY

  1. Haegan Belschner - 5 - Lufkin
  2. Ethan Bennefield - 5 - Huntington
  3. Easton Bower - 6 - Lufkin
  4. Henlee Goodwin - 5- Lufkin
  5. Jax Lankford - Apple Springs
  6. Bristol Lowery - 6 - Lufkin
  7. Brantlee Mullin - 5 - Lufkin
  8. Dahlia Padron - 6- Diboll
  9. Cam Perry - 8 - Lufkin
  10. Braxton Rhoden - 6 - Apple Springs
  11. Colton Taylor - 5 - Lufkin
  12. Preston Thomason - 7 - Lufkin

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. Joseph Hughes - 6 - Lufkin
  7. Reina Hyde - 6 - Lufkin
  8. Noah Litton - 8 - Huntington
  9. Blair McCall - 5 - Lufkin
  10. Cora McCall - 8 - Lufkin
  11. Ronin Squyres - 6 - Lufkin
  12. Pending**

Here's look at mutton busters from the past...

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.

Nacogdoches Rodeo Mutton Busting

Here's a look back through some of the years of mutton busting at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show.