Gus Franzen takes an early lead in the Resistol Rookie of the Year standings.

After having a good start in Lubbock, Texas, Franzen is ready to take off into 2022.

He is heading to Odessa, Texas for the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo coming up and then he will take a small break until Rapid City Rodeo. In between his pro rodeos he will be college and amateur rodeoing.

Franzen has a rig full of good hands including Colton Swearingen, Tyler Ravenscroft and Mason Couch. He has good hazers and good support to get up and down the road.

Franzen is a name we can get used to seeing as we head into the 2022 rodeo season.