Speed and strength are the name of the game in steer wrestling. In fact, with a world record sitting at 2.4 seconds, steer wrestling is the quickest event in rodeo. The objective of the steer wrestler, who is also known as a "bulldogger," is to use strength and technique to wrestle a steer to the…Read more
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Most cowboys agree that bareback riding is the most physically demanding event in rodeo, taking an immense toll on the cowboy's body. Muscles are stretched to the limit, joints are pulled and pounded mercilessly, and ligaments are strained and frequently rearranged. The strength of bareback broncs is exceptional, and challenging them is often costly. Bareback…Read more
The Tucson Rodeo features seven professional rodeo events. Six of the events, bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping and bull riding are sanctioned by the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association. Women’s barrel racing is sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions —…Read more
Kids Take Center Stage in Special Events RAM Mutton Bustin’ - 12:30 p.m. each Rodeo Day Boys and girls ages 4-6 gear up with protective vests and helmets and test their riding skills on sheep. The key to success is to hang on! Each participant will receive a trophy compliments of the Tucson Rodeo Committee.…Read more
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