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Tucson Rodeo attracts 4th generation rodeo family

Posted at 5:56 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 20:27:31-05

During the Tucson Rodeo bull riders were gearing up and bareback riders were holding on tight, while the Compton family was saddling their children up to compete in barrel racing and the roping competition. 

"We live on a 5th generation ranch near tombstone and my family has rodeoed for four generations now and my dad, husband, everybody has competed in the pro rodeo here and now my kids are in the junior rodeo here," said Marlo Compton. 

Back on their ranch, they have nearly 30 horses. 

Marlo and Beau Compton grew up riding and for them seeing their two children follow in their footsteps puts a smile on their face. 

"It means a lot they are interested in doing something that I have always loved to do," Beau Compton said. 

Macy Compton competed in barrel riding and her brother competed in the roping competition. 

Above the competition, the Compton's number one priority is safety. 

"We try really hard to focus on safety all the time when we practice," explained Marlo Compton. "Our number one goal is safety and control all the time."

The Tucson Rodeo goes until Sunday.