Silver Spur Rodeo Wrap-Up

Silver Spur Rodeo Wrap-Up

Story By: Tim Lavigne, Meteorologist and Reporter

YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - The 69th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo cam to a close on Sunday. The rodeo announcers revealed that this year's rodeo produced record attendance to watch the great rodeo action. Barbie Steele of the Yuma Jaycees said it was a job well done. "It was awesome, there was a great crowd, it's fantastic." says Steele.

Thousands packed the stands every single day to see the best steer wrestling, calf roping and bull riding in the desert southwest. Hundreds of Cowboys and Cowgirls put in their hard work for the crowd in a sport that doesn't pay unless you get the buckle.

Bill McPheters, a winter visitor from Anchorage, Alaska says this is his first time at a hometown rodeo. "We don't have too many rodeos in Alaska, We do have one, but it's nothing like this." says McPheters. he says there's something about small-town rodeo that you just don't get with the national events.

"This is just great. its all about the community and how they came together to make this possible." says McPheters.

There was something for everyone as well - for 6 year old Cheyenne Ford, she loved the barrel racing and the rodeo queens. Ford says she plans to be a rodeo queen one day as well.

As for Steele, she says this could be one of the greatest Silver Spur Rodeo's in quite some time. Steele says she was happy that everyone who attended was able to have the same experience, whether you were a frequent rodeo-goer, or a first time rodeo participant.