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Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo: Wednesday

Highlights from the first night of the annual rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center.

Dakota Eldridge scores a 4.9 in the steer wrestling to advance to the finals Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Dakota Eldridge scores a 4.9 in the steer wrestling to advance to the finals Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sterling Lambert scores a 5.2 to advance in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sterling Lambert scores a 5.2 to advance in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Chad Van Campen competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Chad Van Campen competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Taylor Price crashes to the ground in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Price received a reride. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Taylor Price crashes to the ground in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Price received a reride. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Richman Champion scores an 82 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Richman Champion scores an 82 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Casey Breuer scores an 82 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Casey Breuer scores an 82 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Aaron Vosler competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Aaron Vosler competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Joe Gunderson scores an 80 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Joe Gunderson scores an 80 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Tyler Scales competes in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Tyler Scales competes in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Seth Hardwick scores an 87 to advance in the bareback competiton Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Seth Hardwick scores an 87 to advance in the bareback competiton Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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George Gillespie scores an 80 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
George Gillespie scores an 80 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Seth Hardwick scores an 87 to advance in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Seth Hardwick scores an 87 to advance in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Fort Carson soldiers are honored Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the start of the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Fort Carson soldiers are honored Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the start of the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Range Rider PIvots enter the arena Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the start of the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Range Rider PIvots enter the arena Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the start of the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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William Tutor scores an 87 in the bareback to advance to the finals Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
William Tutor scores an 87 in the bareback to advance to the finals Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blair Jones competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blair Jones competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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George Gillespie scores an 80 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
George Gillespie scores an 80 in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Tanner Aus competes in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Tanner Aus competes in the bareback competition Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Payden McIntyre competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Payden McIntyre competes in the steer wrestling Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the first night of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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