Make A Day Trip For The Reno Rodeo
  • Tahoe.com Staff, 9:07am, 6/14/2012

    Photo: AP Photo/Kevin Clifford | Bryce Segotta of Raton, N.M. reaches for the steer during the steer wrestling event at the Reno Rodeo.

    Reno is only a short drive away from Lake Tahoe. Not a bad trip for the 4th largest rodeo in North America, which begins this weekend, June 16 and runs through June 25. So dust off your cowboy hat and make few day trips down to Reno for one of the year’s biggest events.  More than 800 contestants enter to compete in the Reno Rodeo each year.

    Fans can see the winners compete up to three times during the 10-day performance, and are guaranteed to see the World’s Top 15 cowboys in each event perform for cash prizes and the event winner receives the coveted Reno Rodeo Silver Spurs.

    Total purse for the 2009 rodeo was more than $550,000. The Reno Rodeo is one of the premier stops on the Wrangler Summer Rodeo Tour and will be nationally broadcast on Fox Sports Net, ESPN and ESPN2.

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