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Rodeo attendees - mostly in pink - are arriving for the Friday full house for the Third PRCA Rodeo Performance of the 82nd Annual Sheridan WYO Rodeo. This birds eye view shows close-in parking filled to capacity while the High School parking lot has room to spare.

This dust devil was spotted last week just down the road from the Sheridan Media building. (Photos by Tracee Davis)

Saturday evening Sheridan greeted its new rodeo queen Leah Hall, senior princess Bailey McClean and princess Gabrielle Koltiska. Here the just crowned Leah Hall, in the center, mounts her horse and takes her first spin as queen around the arena and below the "Sheridan WYO Rodeo" sign. On the left is princess Gabrielle and on the right is senior princess Bailey.

It was great to see the stands completely filled on a beautiful evening for the final performance of the 2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo. A rodeo that paid out $248,874 in prize money with $2,630 going to the All-round Cowboy Trevor Brazile, from Texas, for his performance in team roping, tie-down roping and steer roping. Trevor joined the PRCA in 1996 and has a total career earnings of $1,852,631.

The Wyoming High School All State Marching Band under the direction of Dave and Dawn Bellis was a big hit at the 2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade on Friday morning. Not only a big hit in taking 1st place in the Bands and Drill Units it was also big in numbers - at about 250 strong.

Tyrell Smith from Great Falls, Montana aboard Shining Mountain on this ride may have ridden his way into the record book of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo with his ride for a score of 89. Tyrell was the last Saddle Bronc Rider Wednesday evening during the First PRCA Rodeo Performance of the 2012 Sheridan WYO Rodeo.

Competitors wait anxiously for their turn in the ring. This morning's slack competitions drew a small crowd, but the stands will be filled for the main event tonight. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

Dust flew at the fairgrounds this morning for the slack steer wrestling event. The main competition will be tonight. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

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