Thursday night the Reno Rodeo returned to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center after a one-year break with Xtreme Bulls. The bull riding event featured 40 professional bull riders and $54,000 in prize money. The rodeo continues through June 26 with events including barrel racing, mutton bustin’, roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, and steer wrestling.
Photos by Ty O’Neil
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 This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.