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La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros

One fiesta that's not for the faint of heart

One fiesta that's not for the faint of heart

89th Tucson Rodeo is underway, and bruises are part of life for cowboys who ride, rope, bulldog for a living

February 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Giving: Fundraiser gives behind-the-scenes look at rodeo

Tucson Giving: Fundraiser gives behind-the-scenes look at rodeo

Attention, urban cowgirls!

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Tucson Rodeo: Precision drill team continues to dazzle

Tucson Rodeo: Precision drill team continues to dazzle

The Quadrille de Mujeres rides into the arena during Sunday's performance at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. The riding group has been the opening act at the Tucson Rodeo for 34 straight years.

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Tucson Rodeo: Precision drill team continues to dazzle

Tucson Rodeo: Precision drill team continues to dazzle

At full speed, 11 cowgirls gracefully kick off La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

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Tucson rodeo: Women's event a smash hit with Tucson Rodeo fans

Tucson rodeo: Women's event a smash hit with Tucson Rodeo fans

Marana barrel racer Erin Parsons circles the first barrel during her 17.61-second run.

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Tucson rodeo: Women's event a smash hit with Tucson Rodeo fans

Tucson rodeo: Women's event a smash hit with Tucson Rodeo fans

Bareback rider Clint Laye of Odessa, Texas, scored a 79 on Pop A Top on Saturday at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

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Tucson rodeo: Women's event a smash hit with Tucson Rodeo fans

Tucson rodeo: Women's event a smash hit with Tucson Rodeo fans

The popularity of women's barrel racing can't be understated.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rodeo: Marana grad Parsons latest in family of successful cowboys

It takes 1,056 miles to get to Caldwell, Idaho from Tucson, but Gary Williams was happy to make the trip.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

As a bullfighter, it's Dusty Tuckness' job to get up close to the bull and protect the fallen bull rider. This time, Tuckness takes a solid hit from Top Gun.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

Rodeo clown Chuck Henson was a bull rider's best friend, here aiding fellow Hall of Famer Larry Mahan in 1969 in Calgary.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

Bull rider Ty Pozzobon of Merritt, British Columbia, scores a 75 on After Life at Thursday's rodeo action.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Bumps, bruises, blood 'part of game'

Chuck Henson has a lot of stories to tell.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

Max Fillippini takes a tumble for no score during the saddle bronc event Saturday. Action in the La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros concludes today at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

Craig Begay tries to stay on War Cry in the bull riding event Saturday. "I think the first time I talked to a bull, I asked it not to hurt me," said Begay, who inspired his older brother to ride.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

For many siblings, it's the older brother that paves the way for the younger brother. But for Marvin Begay, 30, it was his younger brother Craig, 26, who inspired his passion for bull riding.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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