Behind the Chutes: Jordan Hunt |

Behind the Chutes: Jordan Hunt

Hunt rides a saddle bronc at the Kadoka Triple Crown rodeo. Photo courtesy Joni Hunt

Family: Parents, Jim and Joni; siblings, James Thomas, Jessica, Justin, Josh, Jeb and Jimmie Jean.

Hometown: Faith, S.D.

School: Rapid City Christian

Rodeo events: Saddle bronc, bulls, calf roping, team roping.

What is your future in the sport of rodeo? Maybe rodeo in college and see where it goes from there.

What is your ultimate goal as you continue competing in rodeos? Too keep improving; you should always want to improve.

Favorite aspect of rodeo: It is mentally and physically challenging, and you get to see new places and meet new people.

Best rodeo memory: Going and watching my older siblings compete at high school rodeos, and then competing when I was younger in 4-H.

Notable achievements in the sport: I won the state high school rodeo in saddle bronc in 2013.

Favorite bronc horse and why: A favorite bronc would be the little paint horse owned by the Longbrake family. He’s just nice, jumps and kicks, bucks straight across the pen.

Have you attended any rodeo schools? If so, which ones? Rodeo Bible Camp in Kadoka, I have been going there since I was 13, and it helped me get started. It is an outstanding camp for beginners, or anyone who just wants good instruction.

Role models/mentors: My dad. He used to ride saddle broncs, so he kinda got me started, and has helped me a lot.

What do you like to do when you’re not competing? I wrestle and play football also, so that takes up quite a bit of time. But I also like to hunt and fish.

What’s playing on your iPod/radio? It depends on what I’m doing. If I’m wrestling or playing football, then I’m listening to Red or Skillet, stuff like that. But otherwise just about anything you can tap a foot to.


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