Bull rider Trevor Kastner, who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo seven times in 2011-13, 2018-20, and 2022, confirmed to ProRodeo.com he has called it a career.
Kastner, 35, joined the PRCA in 2008.
“I’m not calling it retirement because if you retire you don’t have to work anymore,” Kastner said with a laugh. “I was getting a little older and I wanted to spend more time with my family. I just thought it was time. It (rodeo) treated me good. I was wanting to step away whenever I was still competitive.”
Kastner and his wife Katie have two children, son, Korbyn, 3, and daughter, McKenna, 5. The family resides in Roff, Okla.
A year ago, Kastner finished fifth in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $255,179. He earned $131,640 at the NFR. Kastner placed in five rounds, highlighted by his Round 7 win with a 90.5-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Midnight Rider at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
During his seven NFR qualifications, Kastner placed in 14 rounds, including winning four.
“I had so many great memories it is hard to pick any single one out,” Kastner said. “I didn’t plan on riding bulls as long as I did, but it worked out that way. I wanted to go out on top of my game and quit on my own terms.”
Kastner’s full-time job now is as a real estate agent. He works for Legacy Land Group based out of Durant, Okla.
“I ‘ve always been interested in the real estate stuff, and I got my license and I’m getting started in it,” he said.
Article Courtesy of PRCA
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