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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros runs through Sunday

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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:26 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

The 2009 incarnation of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, with go-rounds through this Sunday, March 1, lists 684 pros ready to ride for rodeo glory and prize money.

Here are a few of those competitors whose roots lie close to the Old Pueblo.

Cesar de la Cruz

The 25-year-old Cruz is from Tucson and has been team roping all his life. Usually teamed with Marana’s Colter Todd, Cruz tied the team roping world record with a  3.5-second run in the semi-finals of the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour in Dallas on Nov. 9. Todd is taking a year away from competition, so during the Tucson Rodeo, Cruz will be teamed with Travis Tryan of Billings, Mont.

Victor Aros

Marana resident Aros has been a professional rodeo cowboy since 1996, specializing in team roping.  He is currently ranked 30th in the world by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as a heeler.

The 37-year-old Aros, who graduated from Desert View High School and attended Pima Community College, had a successful 2008 campaign with partner Derrick Begay, winning the Laughlin (Nev.) River Stampede, the Pioneer Days Rodeo in Clovis, N.M., and the Dodge Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo in Las Cruces.

The Parsons family

It would be hard to find a family that has more rodeo experience than Marana’s Parsons clan.

During the 84th Fiesta de los Vaqueros, the crowd will be treated to a hearty helping of the Parsons, with tie-down roper 24-year-old Joseph Parsons, his uncles Clay and Cutter competing in the same event, and sister Erin barrel riding.

Carly Todd

The wife of Colter Todd, Cary is a successful barrel racer in her own right, most recently competing in the Bustin’ Out New Year’s Race in Buckeye, Ariz. Married to high school sweetheart Colter for five years, Todd has two daughters.

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Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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