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First came the field trip. On an outing organized by the Marana School District, my six-year-old daughter and her fellow first graders were all taken to the Tucson Rodeo, where the main event during the two hours they spent there was Calf “Tie-down Roping”.
The 89th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros ran from Feb. 15 to Feb. 23 at the Tucson Rodeo Fair Grounds.
Corey Navarre from Oklahoma was able to hold onto Silver Sport for 3.3 seconds.
Jess Williams of Paso Robles, California and Mini War stay together for eight seconds to get a score of 74.
Handy Andy Coughlin removes himself from Major Malfunction after hanging on for eight seconds last Thursday.
More than 9,500 fans attended last Thursday’s events.
Grant Denny out of Nevada participates in La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.
Tim Bingham takes a short ride and a quick trip to the ground courtesy of Trooper last Thursday.
Buck Lunak from Montana grabs a 73 after his ride on Pocahontas.
Shawn Hogg from Texas gets a 74 after staying on About Time for eight seconds.
Isaac Diaz from Texas is able to win Thursday’s round of saddle bronc riding with a score of 85
Dusty Tuckness got caught between a barrel and a bull at the end of Thursday’s rodeo. He ear needed plastic surgery and stitches to repair his torn ear and received a slight concussion. He was back out on the field Friday.
Dakota Eldridge’s rope snaps as it tightened up on a steer. The rare event of a broken rope only happens once or twice during an entire competition season.
Parker Breding from Edgar, Montana comes out of the shoot on Cool Whip last Thursday during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. The Tucson Rodeo celebration ran Feb. 15-23.
Ryan Gray from Cheney, Washington is able to hold on to Eight Ball for eight seconds to get a score of 81 Thursday during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.
Savannah Gutierrez of Marana competes in the junior rodeo goat-tying event Thursday at the Tucson Rodeo.
Marana’s Sherry Cervi was the first one out on the grounds during the women’s barrel racing event last Thursday at the Tucson Rodeo and took first with a time of 34.94 on two rides.
Tait Kvistad from Burns, Wyoming wrestles a steer to the ground.
Blaine Davies out of Red Bluff, California tries to hang on to Red Lady for eight seconds during the bareback riding event.
Steve Woolsey from Payson, Utah is able to hold on to Monkey Suit for eight seconds for a score of 75.
Blaze Hamaker from Centennial, Wyoming holds on to Bitter Dan during the saddle bronc riding for a score of 76.
Jessy Davis’ chaps are all that can be seen as he holds onto Beatrice Thursday for a score of 82.
2013 Schedule of Events