Rusty Wright - Milford, UT
Name: Rusty Wright
Hometown: Milford, UT
RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER® Semi-Finals Athlete Event: Saddle Bronc Riding
One-time WNFR qualifier and 2X RFD-TV’s The American, presented by Polaris RANGER® competitor, Rusty Wright, comes from a long family history of rodeo stars. His family has been part of the WNFR for years: his dad a 2X world champion saddle bronc rider, and his uncles also world champions. Rusty won the Nation High School Finals Rodeo in both 2012 and 2013 and was named the 2014 Saddle Bronc Rookie of the year.
This season, the Utah native has also stolen wins at the Days of ’47 rodeo and Spanish Fork Fiesta Days in Utah, and at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
He qualified for the 2015 WNFR and entered it in second place. He ended up coming in sixth place for average standings and third place for world standings at the 2015 WNFR.