On a gallop down the Rowell Ranch hillside, Grand Entry rider Julie Bloch carries the Stars and Stripes onto the grounds to mark the start of the 93rd Annual Rowell Ranch Pro Rodeo Saturday morning.
Hundreds of rodeo fans turned out over the weekend for the 93rd Annual Rowell Ranch Rodeo, which saw more than 400 entries from around the United States, Canada and Mexico competing for more than $25,000 in winnings.
Rodeo officials say it was the biggest turnout in years of spectators who came for a taste of the authentic “Old West.”
Terry Nielsen of Dublin, took first place in the Wild Cow Milking competition with a time of 60.8 seconds. Ory Lemmons of Castro Valley came in fourth with a time of 81.6 seconds.
Nate Spickler of Livermore won Ranch Bronc Riding. Winn Ratliff of Leesville, Louisiana took first place in Bareback Riding, and Joaquin Real of Woody, Calif. took first prize in Saddle Bronc Riding.
The Rowell Ranch Rodeo is one of the oldest in the nation.