Rusty Wright on How He Got Out of His Slump

Last year did not go as planned for Rusty Wright.

The five-time NFR qualifier had his streak of three straight trips to Vegas snapped and finished No. 25 in the final PRCA Saddle Bronc Riding World Standings, the worst of his career outside of his permit year in 2014.

There’s no magic switch to be “back,” but Wright said sometimes it only takes one horse to do the job and for him that happened during his first round at RodeoHouston when he rode Cervi Rodeo’s Blood Angel for 85 points. Wright ended up winning his SuperSeries.

“Mentally, you got to stay sharp just as well as physically,” Wright said. “I’ve been told I rode into this slump, I can ride out of it.”

Part of his recent success may be in the equipment. Wright said halfway through last year, he switched back to the saddle he originally learned to ride broncs on.

“I’m a little bit mad at myself, I should’ve never got out of it,” he said.

You can see the full interview with Rusty Wright here.

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Meet the NFR Athlete is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths
Meet the NFR Athletes is presented by Montana Silversmiths