February 10, 2022

 

Media contact:  Michelle Garcia-Estrada, mobile (520) 975-1975; office (520) 771-6406

media@tucsonrodeo.com.

 

DATES & TIMES:        

  • Saturday, Feb. 19, First Tucson Rodeo - Gates open 11am, Kids Rodeo 12:30pm, ProRodeo 2pm 
  • Sunday, Feb. 20, Second Tucson Rodeo - Gates open 11am, Kids Rodeo 12:30pm, ProRodeo 2pm   Special Event: Chicks ‘n Chaps Rodeo clinic to benefit local breast cancer patients. 8am -11am
  • Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 21 & 22, 8 a.m. - Slack competition for timed events only (barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down and eam roping). Free admission.

REACh program for school groups at 9:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm each day;  3,600 kids scheduled

  • Wednesday, Feb. 23, no events
  • Thursday, Feb. 24, Tucson Rodeo Parade 9am

Third Tucson Rodeo - Gates open 11am, Kids Rodeo 12:30pm, ProRodeo 2pm

  • Friday, Feb. 25, Fourth Tucson Rodeo - Gates open 11am, Kids Rodeo 12:30pm, ProRodeo 2pm  
  • Saturday, Feb. 26, Fifth Tucson Rodeo - Gates open 11am, Kids Rodeo 12:30pm, ProRodeo 2pm  
  • Sunday, Feb. 27, Tucson Rodeo Finals - Gates open 11am, Kids Rodeo 12:30pm, ProRodeo 2pm  

 

Each performance day ends about 4:15 p.m.

 

ARENA:                

Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. - Northeast corner of Irvington Road and S. 6th Ave.

Outdoor seating for 11,000 spectators each day.

 

RODEO EVENTS:  

Bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, and bull riding sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA); women’s barrel racing sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). Purse is $420,000. Pre-rodeo events include kids RAM Mutton Bustin' for 4- 6 year olds; Justin Junior Rodeo for boys and girls 6–12.

 

FORMAT:       

The Tucson Rodeo features six rodeo performances.  Order of events for each rodeo performance: Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding,  Tie-Down Roping, Women's Barrel Racing, Bull Riding. Current scheduled contestants: 38 Bareback Riders, 133 Steer Wresting, 95 Team Roping Teams, 65 Saddle Bronc Riders, 124 Tie-Down Ropers, 85 Bull Riders, and 105 Barrel Racers.  The top 12 cowboys and cowgirls from the Saturday Feb. 19 - Saturday Feb. 26 rodeo performances return on Sunday, February 27  for the Tucson Rodeo Finals.  The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctions the Tucson Rodeo.

Slack competition for barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down and team roping on Feb. 21 and 22 is open to the public. Free admission for fans and school groups. Slack does not include roughstock events (bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding). Slack does not include any entertainment features.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION:        

E-mail: info@tucsonrodeo.com. Call (520) 741-2233, or (800) 964-5662. Physical Location: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S 6th Ave Tucson AZ 85714, mailing address: The Tucson Rodeo Committee, PO Box 11006 Tucson AZ 85734. Website: TucsonRodeo.com.  Public Safety procedures will be implemented at all entry points to the Tucson Rodeo. Clear Bag policy is in effect for the 2022 Tucson Rodeo. Visit the Know Before You Go page on TucsonRodeo.com.

 

RODEO TICKET LOCATIONS and PRICES:     

Purchase tickets at TucsonRodeo.com; by phone at (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662; in person at the Tucson Rodeo Ticket Office, 4823 S. 6th Ave. Rodeo tickets from $18-$35; Vaquero Club tickets $80, Gold Buckle Box  tickets start at $120. Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or downloaded to smartphones.

 

PARKING:            

Main lot at Tucson Rodeo Grounds, $7 per car, accessible from 6th Avenue and Irvington.

 

AFTER RODEO:
Coors Barn Dance begins immediately following rodeo (about 4:15 p.m.) on Feb 19-20, and Feb 24-27.  The dance features live entertainment. Admission is $5; ages 21 and older only. The Coors Barn opens each Rodeo day at noon and is available to Barn Dance ticket holders to use throughout the day. The Barn offers beverage services and a live feed of the rodeo action.

 

CONTRIBUTORS:

  • Livestock provided by Beutler & Son Rodeo Company from Elk City, Okla. Bennie Beutler is honored in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. 
  • Announcer Will Rasmussen calls the play by play.
  • ProRodeo Clown and Barrel Man JJ Harrison.
  • Bull Fighters Nate Jestes,  Wacey Muncell and Nathan Harp protect ejected cowboys during the bull riding competition.
  • Justin Sports Medicine Team provides onsite medical and rehabilitation services for the cowboys.
  • Hundreds of volunteers serve as ushers, ticket sellers, parking attendants and ground hands.

 

TUCSON RODEO COMMITTEE

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is staged by the nonprofit Tucson Rodeo Committee, Inc. A portion of the rodeo proceeds benefits community groups including Lion’s Clubs, 4-H Clubs and Rotary Clubs.

 

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