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61st Roundup draws thousands to the rodeo


Jack Vanderlands, of Temecula (right) chases down a steer in the steer wrestling competition Saturday at the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo. Vanderlands completed the steer wrestling in 11.1 seconds. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
CoBurn Bradshaw, of Beaver, Utah, rides Weeping Willy at the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Bradshaw rode Weeping Willy for 74.0 seconds with an option to re-ride. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Jesse Wright, of Milford Utah, was bucked off Lieutenant Dan after 3.9 seconds at the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Jake Wright, of Milford Utah, rides Riddle Me This at the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Jake Wright, of Milford Utah, rides Riddle Me This at the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
CoBurn Bradshaw, of Beaver, Utah, rides a bucking bronc at the Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Thousands of people gathered at the mother Lode Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon for the Mother Lode Rodeo Roundup Rodeo. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Morgan McVay, of Sparks, Nevada (left), and McKennan Buckner, of Powell Butte, Oregon (right), work together in the team roping competition Saturday at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Justin Pfeiffer, of Sonora, holds a calf down as Danny Robles, also of Sonora, ties a ribbon around it's tail during the calf scramble at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Melanie Canepa, of Jamestown, throws her arms up in the air when she realizes she and her husband Josh Canepa (holding the calf) won the calf scramble a the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Kris Gadbois, of Escondido, rides in the women's barrel racing competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Kristel Isling, of Livermore, rides in the women's barrel racing competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Isling rode the barrels in 17.35 seconds. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Vicky Cook, of Willows, rides in the women's barrel racing competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Cook rode the barrels in 17.62 seconds. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Lon Danley, of Tularosa, New Mexico, rides Ware Em Out during the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Danley scored a 69.0 for his ride. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Alex Guzman, of Galt, rides Fremont Street during the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Guzman received a score of 77.0 for his ride on Fremont Street. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Chase Dougherty, of Canby, Oregon, rides Oreo Blast during the bull riding competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Dougherty got a score of 60.0 on Oreo Blast with an option to re-ride. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Chase Dougherty, of Canby, Oregon, rides Oreo Blast during the bull riding competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Dougherty got a score of 60.0 on Oreo Blast with an option to re-ride. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Dressed to the nines in their cowboy apparel, watching the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo and playing with friends are, from left, Bryce Banks, 8, Weston Diede, 3, and Clayton Newman, 4, all of Sonora. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Ryan McConnel, rides Wilbur during the bull riding competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. McConnel received a score of 83.5 for his ride. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Posing for a photo while attending the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo are friends, from left, Sarah Rodgers, of Sonora, Audrey Canida, of Jamestown, Paige Mackey, of Columbia and Mandy Aguilar, of Benicia. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Money Crist, of Reno, Nevada, rides in the bull riding competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Money Crist, of Reno, Nevada, rides in the bull riding competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Aaron Williams, of Pismo Beach, rides Four Socks, during the bull riding competition at the 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Rodeo Saturday afternoon. Williams received a score of 71.5 for his ride. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)

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

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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.