One last look at Tucson Rodeo

BY ALEX FRUECHTENICHT

The annual Tucson Rodeo is one of the largest rodeo celebrations in the country, with many coming from around the world to see the events.

From bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and the infamous bull riding, to barrel racing, steer wrestling, and my personal favorite, mutton bustin’, the Tucson Rodeo has a lot to offer people, even if they aren’t into the traditional events.

Food is also a big part of the rodeo and with snacks like green chili french fries, sausage on a stick and cheeseburgers for sale all over the grounds, going hungry is next to impossible.

The contestants are paid very highly if they win but nothing if they lose. Some cowboys make their livings by competing in rodeos. Some of the higher pay-out competitions like bull riding award $5,000 for first place.

For more photos from the Tucson Rodeo, click here.

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Bucking Bronco (Alex Fruechtenicht/Aztec Press)

 

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