92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

If Tucson is known for anything, it's rodeo (well really, for a lot of things but let's just disregard those for the sake of this post).

For the third year in a row I had the opportunity to cover the annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros, this time as an intern with the Arizona Daily Star. This was no average rodeo, blessed with abundant sunshine, warm temperatures and the occasional sunburn. No, this rodeo was wet and cold—oh, and did I say wet? Nonetheless, my camera survived the rain and I made it out fairly intact as well.

Below are general action shots from opening day, Saturday, Feb. 18, of the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, including images of Saddle Bronc Rider Taos Muncy who the reporter featured in his story.

Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy from Corona, N.M. holds on tight to a bucking horse Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy from Corona, N.M. holds on tight to a bucking horse Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy from Corona, N.M. who currently holds two world championships, competed at the at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros' opening day on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy from Corona, N.M. who currently holds two world championships, competed at the at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros' opening day on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Barrel racer Cody Adams from Ault, Colo. makes her way around the second barrel during the barrel racing competition at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros' opening day on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Tucson, Ariz.

Barrel racer Cody Adams from Ault, Colo. makes her way around the second barrel during the barrel racing competition at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros' opening day on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Tucson, Ariz.

Roping duo Jim Ross Cooper from Stephenville, Texas, left, and Brandon Beers from Butte, Ore., right, lasso their bull during the team roping competition at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros' opening day on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Tucson, Ariz.

Roping duo Jim Ross Cooper from Stephenville, Texas, left, and Brandon Beers from Butte, Ore., right, lasso their bull during the team roping competition at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros' opening day on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Tucson, Ariz.

Bull rider Alex Guzman from Walnut Grove, Calif. hangs on tight to a bucking bull, Tumbler, during the bull riding competition Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

Bull rider Alex Guzman from Walnut Grove, Calif. hangs on tight to a bucking bull, Tumbler, during the bull riding competition Saturday, Feb. 18 at the 92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros.

To view the Arizona Daily Star's updated Tucson Rodeo photo gallery, click here.