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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Photos: Tucson Rodeo

  • Sean Santucci gets a grip on his steer at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. Santucci ended in 7.3 seconds.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comSean Santucci gets a grip on his steer at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. Santucci ended in 7.3 seconds.
  • Champion saddle bronc rider Bobby Mote posts an 84 at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. Mote's score should hold up to put him in the finals on Sunday.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comChampion saddle bronc rider Bobby Mote posts an 84 at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. Mote's score should hold up to put him in the finals on Sunday.
  • Sean Hogg loses his seat on War Cry at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. Only a few riders managed to hang on the eight seconds necessary to post a score.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comSean Hogg loses his seat on War Cry at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. Only a few riders managed to hang on the eight seconds necessary to post a score.
  • Jacob O'Mara hangs on to Top Gun at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. O'Mara, one of the only riders to post a score, ended with an 87.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comJacob O'Mara hangs on to Top Gun at the Tucson Rodeo on Thursday. O'Mara, one of the only riders to post a score, ended with an 87.
  • Ron Barber, with his wife Nancy, Pamela Simon, Mayor Bob Walkup and Beth Walkup, just before the rodeo parade Thursday.
    courtesy Giffords' officeRon Barber, with his wife Nancy, Pamela Simon, Mayor Bob Walkup and Beth Walkup, just before the rodeo parade Thursday.
  • Pamela Simon rode Devil in the rodeo parade Thursday.
    courtesy Giffords' officePamela Simon rode Devil in the rodeo parade Thursday.
  • Tuesday at the rodeo.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comTuesday at the rodeo.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Day three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comDay three of the Tucson Rodeo is a slack day. Hundreds of riders show up to demonstrate their skill in all the non-bucking stock events including tie-down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping.
  • Tuesday at the rodeo.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comTuesday at the rodeo.
  • Tuesday at the rodeo.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comTuesday at the rodeo.

Even though the parade is over, cowboys and cowgirls are still getting dusty at the Tucson Rodeo.

Events continue through Sunday.

The "Celebration of the Cowboys" began in 1925. It is one of the top 25 rodeos sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, with prize monies over $420,000.

See tucsonrodeo.com for event and ticket info.

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