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Photos: Roping and riding at the rodeo

Ten thousand people sat in on Saturday's Tucson Rodeo, which was the second-to-last performance of this year's La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

Shon Gibson turned in the day's bareback best on Rage with 82 points, but Tilden Hooper is still on top with an 86.

Brandon Bates was the day's best steer wrestler, finishing in 7.5 seconds. Ben Shofner is the overall leader with 13 seconds in aggregate on two rides.

Justin Berg scored 81 points on Ravishing Ruby to make Sunday's final; Wade Sundell is still the top scorer with 84.

Jake Hannum was Saturday's best tie-down roper, finishing in 11.7 seconds. Ryan Jarrett is the overall leader with 35.7 seconds on three rides.

Team ropers Levi Lewis and Brent Tyron were Saturday's best at 5.7 seconds, and Dave Motes and Jaytin McCright hold the overall lead with 13.9 on two rides.

Fallon Taylor rounded the barrels in 17.46 seconds for the day's best. Reiney Hatch is still the overall leader with 34.89 seconds on two rides.

Luke Gee turned in 86 points on no-name bull #804, while Cody Samora still leads with 90.

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Sunday marks the end of the 87th Tucson Rodeo. Some tickets are still available for the day's 2 p.m. start at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.

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Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.com

Shon Gibson, of Taylor, Ariz., scored 82 points on Rage.

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Sunday, Feb. 26, final performance

  • 11 a.m. – gates open
  • 12:30 p.m. Dodge Mutton Bustin' and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door)
  • Tickets: $20-$26