Sunday marked the end of the Colorado professional rodeo finals. The event began on Friday evening and finished up this evening.
The enthusiasts saddled up to compete for a title and some major cash.
"Everything, everything about it-- the guys that are here-- make it worth it," said cowboy Matt Markman.
Today's finals consisted of nine events with 12 competitors in each.
"We have approximately 170 participants," said Chairman of the rodeo Bob Williams.
Young bucks and veterans tipped their hats before taking their best shot at barebacking, bull riding, and tie-down roping, to name a few events.
"Everybody is leaving with a little bit more money, and everybody seems happy," said Williams.
For some, it's a family tradition, but for others it's a new found passion.
"Just decided to start one day," said Markman. "I didn't grow up in rodeos so I just decided one day I wanted to try it and I've been hooked ever since."
Williams says the rodeo will be here for at least the next two years.
"They like it here, and we like having them so it could be here forever," said Williams.
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