Saturday Crowd Filled the Stands to Salute the Military

Attendees Enjoyed Rodeo Action from Bullfights to Bull Rides

SALINAS, CA – July 18, 2015 – The third performance of the 105th California Rodeo Salinas took place under a sunny sky. Crowds were up, with ticket sales increasing by 915 tickets over the Saturday performance in 2014, an over 8% increase year to year. 12,063 people attended the Salute to Military & Wrangler National Patriot Day to watch a patriotic grand entry and action-packed Rodeo. Other highlights included the Special Buckaroos Rodeo presented by Tanimura & Antle, a thrilling bullfight at the end of the show with Nathan Harp winning the round. The McMillan Family Trick Riders dazzled spectators with their jaw-dropping tricks. The PRCA competition was fierce in the arena, full results can be found at and results can be found here. See who will be gunning for the infamous championship Salinas belt buckles tomorrow at those links.

Tomorrow is the Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions and final performance of the Rodeo; the show starts at 1:15pm and gates open at 10am. Tickets are available at the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office at 1034 N. Main Street or by phone at (831)772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $14 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats. Don’t forget to wear purple to support the Man Up Crusade and spread awareness for domestic violence.

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About the California Rodeo
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19th, 2015. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.