During the 'Tough Enough to Wear Pink' event at the Rodeo Complex in Reno, Nevada a local Socorro competitor went up against cowboys from New England to California on June 22.
Leon Fountain took home second place in the Saddle Bronc category with a final score of 77 on the Flying 5's team's bronc Spring Cleaning. Taos Muncy, a Flying 5's teammate from Corona, New Mexico, took home first place with a judges score of 81.5 while riding the bull Six Shooter.
A 50/50 raffle also took place and raised more than 20,000 dollars for breast cancer awareness. The theme of the event was 'The brighter the pink, the tougher the cowboy or cowgirl' and had most people in the stands dawning the color.
This was the final night of a ten day long NPRA sanctioned event that began on June 14. The competition was deemed "Wildest, richest rodeo in the west!" by the Reno Rodeo group.
The Reno Rodeo Arena also celebrated its 100 year anniversay as they closed its final event of the summer season.
With several other events going on around the country the next NPRA competition in New Mexico will take place on Sep 12-17 during the state fair in Albuquerque.