The Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show is coming up March 24-26 at the Nacogdoches Expo Center.  Each night beginning at 7 p.m., fifteen youngsters between the ages of 3-7 will be trying their hand at riding sheep in the mutton bustin' competition presented by KICKS 105 and Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative.

Since the beginning of the month, registrations have been taken at Boot Barn for the opportunity to ride.  A total of 45 youngsters were drawn to ride this year, that's 15 more than last year. Still, with over 100 registrants, that, unfortunately, means that quite a few young cowboys and cowgirls will not get their shot to ride.

Here are the 45 kids drawn for mutton bustin'.  Instructions follow the list, but we will also be calling each parent(s) to verify the kids are still willing to ride.  Switching dates is not allowed.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

  1. JACK STROUD – 4 - NACOGDOCHES
  2. RHYVER WHITTINGTON -7 - NACOGDOCHES
  3. RAYLON WEEMS – 6 – GARRISON
  4. DASHLEN ARREGUIN – 7 – CUSHING
  5. KENNAH HAIRGROVE – 5 – GARRISON
  6. KOOPER SELMAN – 4 – LUFKIN
  7. REX WITTPENN - 3 – NACOGDOCHES
  8. LIAM TAYLOR IV – 4 – GARRISON
  9. IVAN GUARDADO – 5 – LUFKIN
  10. KAYLI COOK – 6 – NACOGDOCHES
  11. CAYSON FERGUSON – 6 – CHIRENO
  12. JAX THOMPSON – 6 – LUFKIN
  13. LATHAN MORA – 5 – GARRISON
  14. PARKER WHITTON – 5 - ETOILE
  15. CAROLINE HUGHES – 5 – NACOGDOCHES

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

  1. REID HAWKINS – 5 – NACOGDOCHES
  2. MCKINDREE GRIFFITH – 7 – LUFKIN
  3. JACOB LAWSON – 7 – LUFKIN
  4. JAXSON MORA – 5 – MT. ENTERPRISE
  5. BEAR CARTHEL – 4 – NACOGDOCHES
  6. MAJOR CARTHEL – 7 – NACOGDOCHES
  7. RILEY PILLOWS – 4 – LUFKIN
  8. NEVAEH PILLOWS – 6 - LUFKIN
  9. ZANDREX ZAVALA – 4 – NACOGDOCHES
  10. ZAINE ZAVALA – 5 - NACOGDOCHES
  11. GRAYSON COPEN – 7 – NACOGDOCHES
  12. PEDRO CASTANEDA, JR – 7 – NACOGDOCHES
  13. CAMERON FINDEISEN – 5 – NACOGDOCHES
  14. ILIANA MALDONADO – 4 – NACOGDOCHES
  15. BROOKS HOPSON – 5 – NACOGDOCHES

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

  1. LANDON WOOD – 5 – NACOGDOCHES
  2. WHYATT MALPASS – 7 – NACOGDOCHES
  3. KAEGAN OWENS – 6 – NACOGDOCHES
  4. KORGAN OWENS – 6 – NACOGDOCHES
  5. JULIAN PALACIO – 5 – NACOGDOCHES
  6. ALLY MOORE – 7 – CUSHING
  7. KINLEY PINKSTON – 5 – NACOGDOCHES
  8. ABBY PINKSTON – 7 - NACOGDOCHES
  9. CAMDEN MCCARVER – 6 – NACOGDOCHES
  10. BRANSON WILLIAMSON – 6 – NACOGDOCHES
  11. BENTLEY BAEZA – 5 - NACOGDOCHES
  12. COLT HOYA – 6 – NACOGDOCHES
  13. WYATT LOERA – 4 – NACOGDOCHES
  14. ETHAN LOERA – 5 - NACOGDOCHES
  15. ROMAN GRAY – 7 - HUDSON
  • If chosen, the child will need to show up at the Expo Center on their designated night between 6-6:40 to sign in.  Any child not signed in by 6:45 will forfeit their spot.
  • Protective headgear and riding vest will be provided for all riders.
  • The child riding will be given free admission to the rodeo.  All others accompanying the rider will need their own ticket for the event.  You can purchase your tickets online here.
  • A release of liability must be signed by the parent/guardian of all riders.

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.