Landris White From Football Star to 2022 Resistol Rookie of the Year

Landris White is a Texas football player turned 2022 Resistol Rookie of the Year in the steer wrestling.

Looking back, White says his rookie year was a lot of ups and downs but a blast all at the same time. He ended up traveling with Stetson Jorgensen, Jace Melvin and Ty Allred.

“They’re great mentors for a guy just like me, not having a long career in rodeo so far and they just helped me out along with family at home,” White said.

After growing up playing football and attending Tarleton State University to be a defensive end, White decided his junior year that he would try rodeo, another family event, and he says he has loved it ever since.

“To be able to win the Rookie of the Year, it means a lot because, I’m not saying the other guys didn’t put in work, but I put in a lot of work behind the scenes that everybody don’t see. Not all the practices go good but it’s always something that I’m there to work on and figure out. It all kind of clicked a little bit that summer and it worked out,” White said.

After achieving rookie of the year, White’s goals consist of the National Finals Rodeo.

With all the ups and downs, White learned from it all and the horsepower for the young bulldogger was exceptional. He continues to hit the road and hustle towards the rest of his goals in the rodeo arena.

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