TUCSON, Ariz. — The 94th Tucson Rodeo wrapped up Sunday with its final day of pro competition. After a week of festivities, a select group of competitors were left standing on the final day to perform in front of a sold out crowd.
"This is one of the last visages of our American heritage in the west," said Tucson Rodeo General Manager Gary Williams.
From bareback riding to women's barrel racing, more than 39,000 fans packed Arizona's celebration of a cowboy. All together, a perfect recipe for a Tucson tradition that has been bringing families together for more than nine decades.
With over 600 volunteers the rodeo gave those in attendance a ride on the wild side.For the competitors winning was an added bonus.
"It's a big win that's for sure," said bareback winner Ty Breuer. He adds, "This is a hard rodeo to win, they know how to buck and it's fun to be at."
Then there was the main attraction, bull riders who put in hours of preparation and training for a chance to be atop a bull for 8 seconds.
While the fun in the sun is over for 2019 rodeo fans will only have to wait till October 29, before they can buy their tickets for next year.