More than 2,700 people attended the Mother Lode rodeo on each of the two days of the event this weekend.

Held at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, the rodeo drew eight teams for team bronc riding from as far away as southern California and as close as Sonora. Seventeen people entered the saddle bronc riding event and 19 for bull riding.

Riders came from as far away as New Mexico and Oregon.

Seven teams entered the calf scramble and husband and wife team Josh and Melanie Canepa of Jamestown took first place.

The grand entry kicked off Saturday afternoon with parade grand marshal Al O'Brien, followed by Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse flagmen Ryan Cole and Tim Orpurt. The 2017 Roundup queen Mary Suess rode the around the arena waving her farewell before the queen court and then 2018 queen Rachelle Snitchler entered the arena.

Miss Rodeo California Amanda Hof attended as well.

The rodeo and parade, held before the rodeo on Saturday morning, are organized by the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse.

The rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

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