Rusty Sewalt


Born: Feb. 6, 1967 (Decatur, Texas)
Residence: Del Rio, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1987
World Titles: 0

Wrangler NFR Qualifications: 5 (1993-94, 1996, 1998, 2002)
Pace Picante Series Qualifications: 0
Education: Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas); Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas), bachelor's in business finance.
2003 World Standings Place: 71st
2003 Earnings: $15,094
Career Earnings: $680.996

2004 Highlights
* Won the ABC Pro Rodeo (Lubbock, Texas).

Career Highlights
2002 — Finished the year 12th in the world with $84,162.
1998 — Won California Rodeo Salinas.
1996 — Won Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede and Lehi (Utah) Round-Up.
1993 — Won Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

5-11, 175 … Wife, Clay (married in 1995 and works in real estate and competes in barrel racing). … Hobbies include tennis, golf, hunting and fishing. … In 2001, at Reno (Nev.) Rodeo a trailer window fell on his hand, cutting off his finger. He tried to have it reattached but ended up getting an infection. Finally decided to just have it amputated and spent 2002 season on comeback trail. … After the 2002 Wrangler NFR, had kidney removed as result of cancerous tumor. … Enjoys watching Houston Rockets. … His grandfather, Royce, was 1946 world champion tie-down roper, father, Ronnye was 16-time NFR qualifier and a reserve world champion and his aunt LaTonne Sewalt was a world champion barrel racer in 1950 and 1954. … His dad Ronnye, helped barrel racer Kelly Kaminski get started by providing her a place for her horse and a place to ride. … Travels with Houston Hutto. … Horse's name is Lacys Minnie Mouse (8 year-old brown mare). … He and wife Clay, along with her parents Tuffy and Carol Whitehead, have started a breeding program.