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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

Photos: Roping and riding at the rodeo

  • Shon Gibson, of Taylor, Ariz., scored 82 points on Rage.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comShon Gibson, of Taylor, Ariz., scored 82 points on Rage.
  • Legendary rodeo photographer Louise Serpa was remembered at the Tucson Rodeo on Saturday. Serpa died in January.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comLegendary rodeo photographer Louise Serpa was remembered at the Tucson Rodeo on Saturday. Serpa died in January.
  • Brandon Bates, of Mexican Springs, N.M., wrestled his steer in 7.5 seconds, which was Saturday's best.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comBrandon Bates, of Mexican Springs, N.M., wrestled his steer in 7.5 seconds, which was Saturday's best.
  • Tanner Houston of Tucson took his steer to the wall for a time of 37.5 seconds. Not enough to win, but it pleased the crowd.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comTanner Houston of Tucson took his steer to the wall for a time of 37.5 seconds. Not enough to win, but it pleased the crowd.
  • Jake Hannum, of Plain City, Utah, won Saturday's tie-down roping with a time of 11.7 seconds.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comJake Hannum, of Plain City, Utah, won Saturday's tie-down roping with a time of 11.7 seconds.
  • Rob and Dan Webb finished their team roping performance in 7.5 seconds. The final Saturday performance was in front of 10,000 people.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comRob and Dan Webb finished their team roping performance in 7.5 seconds. The final Saturday performance was in front of 10,000 people.
  • Luke Gee, of Stanford, Mont., scored 86 points on bull #804 in Saturday's best ride.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comLuke Gee, of Stanford, Mont., scored 86 points on bull #804 in Saturday's best ride.
  • Justin Berg, of Marwayne, Alberta, scored Saturday's saddle bronc best of 81 points on Ravishing Ruby.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comJustin Berg, of Marwayne, Alberta, scored Saturday's saddle bronc best of 81 points on Ravishing Ruby.

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.

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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