Cody Wright Joins Rodeo New York to Ride with Sons Rusty, Ryder, and Stetson at MSG on Father’s Day Weekend 2020
Returning rodeo to Madison Square Garden June 19 – 21, 2020, Rodeo New York will be the ultimate challenge of champions, an invitational featuring some of the biggest names and title holders in the sport. That’s why, after the Wrangler NFR in December, all of the new world champions were invited to join the star-studded roster — and among them is Stetson Wright.
His is a name rodeo fans quickly came to know in 2019, if they didn’t already. Stetson won both the Bull Riding and All-Around titles at the 2019 Cheyenne Frontier Days. He’s the 2019 PRCA Bull Riding Rookie of the Year, the All-Around Rookie of the Year, and the reigning All-Around World Champion. He’s also the son of rodeo legend Cody Wright and one of the many ProRodeo saddle bronc champions that make up the Wright family dynasty.
Joining uncles Jesse and Spencer, Stetson became the third Wright to sign on to compete at Rodeo New York, and since the inaugural event will be held over Father’s Day Weekend, we thought, why not invite the rest of the family?
We are now thrilled to announce Cody is officially on board — as are sons Rusty Wright (a Calgary Stampede Champion and the current National Western Saddle Bronc Champion) and Ryder Wright (the 2017 World Champion).
Considered to be maybe the best saddle bronc rider of all time, 2X world champion Cody Wright will return to rodeo once again (following his performance last year at RFD-TV’s The American) to spend Father’s Day Weekend riding alongside his sons in the ultimate Challenge of Champions.
“Being able to compete with my boys Rusty, Ryder and Stetson on Father’s Day is really cool, but being able to do it in New York at the Madison Square Garden, where there hasn’t been a rodeo held there in over 29 years, is going to be amazing,” Cody says. “It is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I feel honored to be a part of it and to share it with my boys.”
This will be one for the history books, marking the first time a father and three sons will compete together in the same event, not to mention six members of the same family — and not just any family but America’s first family of rodeo, as deemed by CBS’s Bill Whitaker in his recent 60 Minutes profile on the Wrights.
In a recent interview on Western Sports Round-Up, Steve Kenyon asked Ryder, “Madison Square Garden, Father’s Day Weekend — how’s that going to be?
Ryder responded with just one word: “BIG.”
You can purchase tickets to see the Wrights ride at Rodeo New York here.