The Tie-Down Breakdown: Westyn Hughes
We sit down with three-time NFR tie-down roper Westyn Hughes.
Westyn Hughes stepping off his horse at the 2023 Reno Rodeo.
Westyn Hughes at the 2023 Reno Rodeo. | Click Thompson photo

More Texas Swing rodeos have come and gone, and Saturday, March 23, 2024, Westyn Hughes took home the Rodeo Austin win.

Hughes is a three-time NFR tie-down roper from Caldwell, Texas. He won Rodeo Austin with a 24.3 on three calves and pocketed $14,875 during his trip, m oving him from 27th in the PRCA world standings to 10th. Hughes adds the Rodeo Austin title to his lengthy list of wins, which includes the 2023 Fort Worth title and 2021 San Angelo title, as well as the 2016 Resistol Rookie of the Year title. Hughes is known for his hustle as he is so fast on the ground, but the 26-year-old has also battled numerous injuries over his career.

READ: From Hospital Room to Winner's Circle: Westyn Hughes Celebrates Comeback with 2023 FWSSR Win 

On this episode of The Tie-Down Breakdown, Hughes discusses his upbringing, the Rodeo Austin win and his injuries over the years.

Listen Now

More from The Tie-Down Breakdown

Become a Better Roper with is the online training resource for ropers. In addition to thousands of videos and exclusive roping films in your back pocket, members get private access to World Champion coaches like Caleb Smidt and Shad Mayfield, NFR qualifiers like Justin Maass, plus horse trainers like Logan Harkey every day. Join now for only $29.95/month.