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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Windy day doesn't flap Tucson rodeo-goers

  • Cody Samora, of Cortez, Colo., scored a big 90 points on Gangbuster.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comCody Samora, of Cortez, Colo., scored a big 90 points on Gangbuster.
  • Seth Hall, of Albuquerque, New Mex., led the day in tie-down roping with a time of 13.4 seconds.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comSeth Hall, of Albuquerque, New Mex., led the day in tie-down roping with a time of 13.4 seconds.
  • Jeremy Ray Melancon, of Huntsville, Tex. scored 77 points on  a re-ride to win the day's high.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comJeremy Ray Melancon, of Huntsville, Tex. scored 77 points on a re-ride to win the day's high.
  • Matt Bright, of Azle, Tex, scored sunday's bareback high of 85 on Wonderland.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comMatt Bright, of Azle, Tex, scored sunday's bareback high of 85 on Wonderland.

Despite a stiff and cold wind, nearly 7,000 people spent Sunday afternoon at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds for the second day of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

Matt Bright, of Azle, Tex., picked up 85 points on Wonderland to lead the day's bareback bronc riding performances.

Ben Shofner tossed his steer in 6.6 seconds in his steer wrestling performance.

Jeremy Ray Melancon scored 77 points in a re-ride on Chisum Trail to win Sunday's saddle bronc event.

Seth Hall picked up the lead with a 13.4 second tie-down roping run.

A 7-second run was good enough for Pace Freed and Jesse Sheffield to lead the team roping pack.

Sarah Kieckhefer picked up a win looping the barrels in 17.71 seconds.

Cody Samora racked up 90 points on Gangbuster to take the overall lead on bulls.

Saturday's unnamed bull, who had been known only by his stock number, has a new handle - Facebook. Bennie Beutler, the event's stockman, approved the crowd-sourced name on Sunday.

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Monday and Tuesday

  • 8 a.m. Timed events competition (slack)
  • Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down and Team Roping only.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Noon REACh program  for school children
  • Admission: $5 general admission, children 12 and under free. Available at the gate only. Free parking.

Wednesday

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Barrel Racing slack.
  • 4 p.m. Parade float decorating in the northwest area of Tucson Rodeo Grounds parking lot

Thursday, third performance

  • 9 a.m. Tucson Rodeo Parade, Over 200 non-motorized floats are on display along the one and one-half mile parade route beginning at Park Avenue and Ajo Way, proceeding south on Park to Irvington Road. Tickets for Grandstand seating at Irvington and South Sixth Avenue, $7 adults, $4 kids under 13. Call 294-1280 for grandstand tickets.
  • 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 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door)
  • Tickets: $17-$23

Friday, fourth 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: $17-$23 

Saturday, fifth 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:  $18-$24

Sunday, 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

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