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Photos: Tucson Rodeo winds up

  • Will Lowe takes a victory lap after winning the day and the rodeo in bareback.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comWill Lowe takes a victory lap after winning the day and the rodeo in bareback.
  • Will Lowe conquers Hollywood Hills for an 89 point run and an overall victory in bareback riding.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comWill Lowe conquers Hollywood Hills for an 89 point run and an overall victory in bareback riding.
  • Ryan Jarrett finished tie-down roping in 9.6 seconds, and won overall.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comRyan Jarrett finished tie-down roping in 9.6 seconds, and won overall.
  • Bobby Mote was the overall winner at the Tucson Rodeo, taking home prize money in both bareback riding and team roping. Mote did not turn in a time on Empty Pockets on Sunday.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comBobby Mote was the overall winner at the Tucson Rodeo, taking home prize money in both bareback riding and team roping. Mote did not turn in a time on Empty Pockets on Sunday.
  • Ethen Thouvenell finished in 4.6 seconds in steer wrestling and won overall.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comEthen Thouvenell finished in 4.6 seconds in steer wrestling and won overall.
  • Bull rider Shane Proctor tapes up his arm before bull riding on Sunday.  Proctor broke his arm when a bull stepped on it at the NFR in 2011.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comBull rider Shane Proctor tapes up his arm before bull riding on Sunday. Proctor broke his arm when a bull stepped on it at the NFR in 2011.
  • Wade Sundell took 88 points on Full Deck, and won the overall as well.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comWade Sundell took 88 points on Full Deck, and won the overall as well.
  • No one managed eight seconds to score in bullriding on Sunday.  The overall winner was Cody Samora, who got thrown from Top Gun.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comNo one managed eight seconds to score in bullriding on Sunday. The overall winner was Cody Samora, who got thrown from Top Gun.

A sold-out crowd of about 11,000 people cheered the winners of the 87th annual Tucson Rodeo on Sunday.

Top honors in bareback riding went to Will Lowe, who turned in 89 points on Hollywood Hills to upset Tilden Hooper's week-long hold on the top shelf.

Ethan Thouvenell finished steer wrestling in 4.6 seconds for a 19-second total on three runs for the win.

Wade Sundell held the lead all week in saddle bronc riding, and Sunday was no exception. He scored 88 points on Full Deck and took the overall win.

Ryan Jarrett tied down in 9.6 seconds for the daily and overall win.

Erich Rogers and Kory Koontz won the rodeo in team roping with 6.1 seconds Sunday and 21.3 overall.

Fallon Taylor won the day's honors in barrel racing with 17.34 seconds, but Reiney Hatch took the overall win with 52.53 seconds.

No one managed to hang onto a bull for a score Sunday, and Cody Samora's 90-point ride last weekend held for the overall best.

The Tucson Rodeo saw approximately 60,000 tickets sold for the week — the best numbers in three years.

Tucson hosted 635 contestants, and $430,000 was paid out in prize money.

Bobby Mote finished as the overall winner of the rodeo, taking home money in two events: team roping and bareback riding.

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros returns next February.

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