Buckin' Broncos and Barrel Races

Posted at: 09/01/2013 9:59 PM
Updated at: 09/01/2013 10:38 PM

The Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in Superior has been filled with bucking broncos, barrel racing and steer wrestling all weekend.

Jesse Larson, the rodeo's vice president, said they've had a full house every night. Even with heavy rain Saturday, he said fans didn't go home. They waited indoors for about 20 minutes, drinking coffee.

"Soon as it stopped raining we fired right back up," Larson said. "The bleachers were wet, the people were wet, the arena was wet. They come back out and partied and had a great time. I couldn't believe it. To see that support and the electricity that they came back out with, with it being cold and wet and rainy, it was simply amazing."

Larson said most rodeo visitors are families who come year after year, but they gain up to 15 percent new people every year. The last-day lineup on Sunday included a couple of rodeo performances, a calf chase and a watermelon crawl.