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The Reno Rodeo

After 10 days the Reno Rodeo finished on Saturday. I took photos for five out of the 10 days and picking my favorites was a challenge. Shooting this was a completely different experience than I’ve had before, but I liked it. Here are a few of my favorite photos.

Jason Miller, of Lance Creek, Wyo., wrestles a steer to the ground in 11.5 seconds during the steer wrestling competition of the Reno Rodeo Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Tilden Hooper, of Carthage, Texas, rides Spy during the Reno Rodeo Friday, June 15, 2012.

Along with the monetary awards the silver spurs are what those competing the Reno Rodeo are after.

Bradley Harter, of Weatherford, Texas, rides Faded Dice during the saddle Bronc competition of the Reno Rodeo Friday, June 22, 2012.

Tod McFarland, of Bowie, Texas, adjusts his hat before leaving the chutes Friday, June 22, 2012.

Steve Woosley, of Payson, Utah, prepares before Xtreme Bulls during the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June, 14, 2012.

George Gillespie IV, of Placerville, Calif., prepares to leave the chutes Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Reno Rodeo during the bareback bronc riding competition.

A participant in the Reno Rodeo waits for the rodeo to start Friday, June 22, 2012.

Tod McFarland, of Bowie, Texas, looks down at his boot before the rodeo Thursday, June 22, 2012.

Wes Stevenson, of Lubbock, Texas, rides Crooked Sky for a score of 84 Thursday, June 21, 2012.

A participant in the Reno Rodeo ties on his glove before the Rodeo starts Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Kinney Dale Harrell, of Marshell, Texas, tries to rope a steer during the team roping section of the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June 21, 2012.

A steer is roped during the team roping competition at the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June 21, 2012.

Hopefully I will have the chance to shoot another rodeo in the near future because it was pretty exciting and makes for great photos.

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Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day events took over my life for my first weekend with the Reno Gazette-Journal. I had two separate events to cover. My first was the Virginia City Memorial Day parade. This was my first parade since homecoming and gave me something a little bit different. You tend not to see too many cowboys in Charleston.

Doc Durden, of Reno, with Living Legends uses a whip to entertain the crowd as the Virginia City Memorial Day parade moves down “C” street Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Mark Pimley, of Minden, Nev., hands out poppies in support of veterans to those walking down “C” Street before the VFW participates in the Virginia City Memorial Day parade.

Sriman Komaragiri, left, and his cousin Siri Phaneendra watch the Virginia City Memorial Day parade with Komaragiri’s parents.

The second event I shot was a wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2012 to honor those who died in service.

Joe Maez, of Reno, walks away from the edge of the Truckee River after finishing the wreath laying ceremony at Rock Park in Sparks. Maez said the placing of the wreath in the river symbolizes a tribute to those who have departed.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Bouchard, of the Damonte Ranch High School Mustang Battalion, stands as part of the color guard present at the wreath laying ceremony at Rock Park in Sparks.

I’m happy with the amount of news that I’m able to shoot with the RGJ. It gives me a chance to get out and test my skills with assignments I otherwise wouldn’t be able to do at Eastern. Some, like the parade, are similar no matter where you go, but I do have some assignments coming up that have really sparked my interest.

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