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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Photos: Rodeo action continues

  • Tom Lewis, of Lehi, Utah, wrestled his steer for a day's best of 5.6 seconds.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comTom Lewis, of Lehi, Utah, wrestled his steer for a day's best of 5.6 seconds.
  • Tyler Scales, of Severance, Colo., scored 79 points on Pocahontas in the bareback performance.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comTyler Scales, of Severance, Colo., scored 79 points on Pocahontas in the bareback performance.
  • Bradley Harter, of Weatherford, Tex., scored 82 points on Buckskin Bill to take the day's saddle bronc performance.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comBradley Harter, of Weatherford, Tex., scored 82 points on Buckskin Bill to take the day's saddle bronc performance.
  • Cimarron Boardman, of Stephenville, Tex., tied down in 10.4 seconds.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comCimarron Boardman, of Stephenville, Tex., tied down in 10.4 seconds.
  • Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., scored the day's high, and second best on the week, of 82 on Coffee Break.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comShane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., scored the day's high, and second best on the week, of 82 on Coffee Break.

Under 75 degree skies and a mild breeze Thursday, about 9,000 people who were not at the golf tournament went instead to the 87th annual Tucson Rodeo.

In the first performance of the final weekend, Tyler Scales, of Severance, Colo., scored 79 points on Pocahontas in the bareback performance. Tilden Cooper is still in the lead with 87 points.

In steer wrestling, Tom Lewis, of Lehi, Utah, finished in 5.6 seconds. Ben Shofner maintains the lead with an aggregate of 13 seconds flat on two rides.

Bradley Harter, of Weatherford, Tex., scored 82 points in saddle bronc, coming in just behind overall leader Wade Sundell's 84 points.

Cimarron Boardman, of Stephenville, Tex., finished tie-down in 10.4 seconds. Cody Owens is the current leader 43.1 seconds in aggregate on three rides. The top 30 after yesterday are competing through Saturday, with the final perfomance scheduled for Sunday.

Today's team roping ended with a best of 7.4 by Drew Horner and Buddy Hawkins, II. Overall, David Motes and Jaytin McCright hold the lead with an aggregate of 13.9 seconds on two rides.

Reiney Hatch leads the field overall with an aggregate time of 34.89 seconds on two rides. Christina Richman won Thursday in 17.35 seconds.

Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., scored an 88 bull riding on Coffee Break today, and Cody Samora holds the lead with 90 points.

The action continues through Sunday afternoon at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Friday, Feb. 24, 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, Feb. 25, 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, 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

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