PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at the Reno Rodeo

The final day of the Reno Rodeo has arrived. Soon the Livestock Events Center and surrounding roads will return to their normal existence, but before the 99th Reno Rodeo bids farewell let’s take a look behind the action in the arena.

While the Rodeo is about the bull riders, the team ropers, the broncos, and the barrel racers, a lot happens behind the scenes that gets lost in the shadow of the arena’s action.

Watching from behind arena (2)
Watching from behind arena (1)
Washoe sherife
Team roping
Sadles being tended to
Rodeo Kids (4)
Rodeo Kids (3)
Rodeo Kids (2)
Rodeo Kids (1)
Mule in stall
Medical Staff (2)
Medical Staff (1)
Media (4)
Media (3)
Media (2)
Media (1)
Flag barrers (3)
Flag barrers (2)
Flag barrers (1)
Feeding and watering animals (3)
Feeding and watering animals (2)
Feeding and watering animals (1)
cotton rosser of the Flying U
chutes working gate (4)
chutes working gate (3)
chutes working gate (2)
chutes working gate (1)
chutes sage steele after successful ride
chutes praying before rodeo (2)
chutes praying before rodeo (1)
chutes gear prep (7)
chutes gear prep (6)
chutes gear prep (5)
chutes gear prep (4)
chutes gear prep (3)
chutes gear prep (2)
chutes gear prep (1)
chutes animals (2)
chutes animals (1)
Chutes after (2)
Chutes after (1)
chutes (22)
chutes (20)
chutes (19)
chutes (15)
chutes (12)
chutes (3)
chutes (1)
Bull fighters and Rodeo clowns (5)
Bull fighters and Rodeo clowns (4)
Bull fighters and Rodeo clowns (3)
Bull fighters and Rodeo clowns (2)
behind team roping (2)
behind team roping (1)
Beer man
A empty event center
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Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at ThisisReno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad