Reno gears up for "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West"

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Updated: 6/14/2013 5:22 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Reno Rodeo is coming to town Jun. 20 and goes until Jun. 29.

Over 150,000 fans will be in attendance for the 4th richest PRCA tour rodeo with over 680 professional athletes competing for $550,000. Competition includes, Bareback, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Tie-down roping, Steer Wrestling, Women's Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.  Other events the during the 10 day week of Reno Rodeo include: PRCA Xtreme Bulls, one night, 40 bull riders, $40,000, the Bob Feist Invitational, $800,000 professional team roping event, Reno Rodeo Championship Drill Team Competition, Reno Rodeo Invitational Team Roping, 250 amateur teams-one day $1 million, One day women's only team roping, Cow Dog Competition, Reigning and Sorting, splash Dogs, Weiner Dog races, Kids Day, Special Kids Rodeo, Jr. Roping Challenge, biggest carnival to come to Reno, food court and the Jack Daniel's Tent for the after rodeo party.

The event impacts the Reno/Sparks area economy with $42 million going to hotels, casinos, restaurants and retail.

The Reno Rodeo is a not-for-profit organization. In 1986 the Reno Rodeo established the Reno Rodeo Foundation as the giving arm of the Reno Rodeo and have since donated over $5.5 million to educational scholarships, special children's charities, high school rodeo programs, literacy programs, the Denim Drive to provide new socks, underwear and school clothing to abused and neglected children in protective custody and foster care, Marvin Picollo School Therapeutic Equestrian program, Marvin Picollo Therapeutic Preschool Playground and the Kids Kampus Activity Center located at the Kids Kottage. The Reno Rodeo Foundation also receives proceeds from the “Rodeo State” license plate sales through Nevada DMV. This past year the Reno Rodeo Foundation donated over $400,000 back to our community.

Tickets are available at www.renorodeo.com or call 1-800-325-7328. Tickets range in price from $12 - $25 based on seating and performance date. For more information please call 775-329-3877. The Reno Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno, Nevada. "The Reno Rodeo, Nevada’s Largest Hometown Rodeo!"


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marknie - 6/14/2013 8:58 PM
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Thanks for the warning Steve. I won't go based on that alone.

steve steves - 6/14/2013 4:52 PM
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You should also mention that all cameras are now banned at the rodeo. Anyone attending the rodeo will be thoroughly searched. I'm sure it's a coincidence that the rodeo was filmed shocking horses the past two years though.
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