The Wright Brothers talk Rodeo Success, Sibling Rivalry, Traveling Together and More at The American Rodeo
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While in their whole family was in town for The American Rodeo, we sat down with Wright brothers Rusty, Ryder, and Stetson to catch up on life in and out of the arena.
They talk about their NFR, competing at The American, sibling rivalry, traveling together, and their family support system.
“Competing with my brothers is super special to me. We’ve been doing it since I started rodeoing, and we all have the same goals and dreams, so to be here achieving those dreams and goals is awesome,” says Ryder. “Behind the chutes is always a good time. You’ve got the best coaches there, behind you telling you what to do, helping you through stuff. We’re tough on each other when we need to be. You know, that’s the nice thing about having family — they’ll tell you what you’re doing wrong. Your friends will tell you you’re doing good even when you’re not.”
On what annoys him most about spending so much time with his two younger brothers, Rusty says, “There’s not too much that annoys me. I mean, we’re brothers, so I get annoyed, trust me, but there’s nothing that’s really too bad. We try to keep it fun and games. .. “Stetson really does talk a lot though,” he adds with a laugh. “Ryder don’t talk so it’s hard to get irritated with him ever.”