Rustin Qualifies to Compete at World's Largest Rodeo

July 11, 2018 - Seth Rustin, a 12th grade student at Woden ISD has earned a position on the Texas state/provincial National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Bull Riding competition(s).

He will be competing Tuesday, July 17 in the morning and Thursday, July 19 in the evening. 

"I would like to thank each and every one of the companies and people who have generously donated to help fund this great expense," said Rustin. "Y'all's kindness is greatly appreciated. I will be leaving for Rock Springs, Wyoming this week and it would not be possible without each of you helping me in some way. Thanks, Seth."

Sponsors for Rustin include:
David Shields and AEO Auto, Hopkins Wrecker Service, K1 Trucking Company, Common Disposal, Dustin Rodney Lout Trucking, S&J Construction, Dr. David Mandel, Stephen Cox, Anthony Williams & Weldon Cook - A&W Construction.

Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NHSFR is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $200,000 in prizes, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion.

To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 - based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds - to advance to Saturday evening's final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at Performance times are 7pm on July 15 and 9am and 7pm each day thereafter.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, daily for complete results. For ticket information, visit