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Opening Performance of the California Rodeo Salinas was a Success

Cowboys and Rodeo Fans are Tough Enough to Wear Pink

SALINAS, CA- July 19, 2013- The opening performance of the 103rd California Rodeo Salinas was full of excitement. Cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo fans donned pink to show their support for Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) Campaign and $1 from each ticket sold last night was donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in Salinas.   8,831 people attended and watched the Rodeo and track action.  Attendance was up .8% from the Thursday performance in 2012.  

The Track was full of highlights as Grace Tobias from Tres Pinos, California was crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2013 and rodeo fans were treated to the first performance of Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo Tour as they completed high flying aerial stunts on their motocross dirt bikes in front of the grandstands. Tonight also marked the first time in the history of the California Rodeo a marriage proposal went live on the Jack in the Box Instant Replay screen as Marc Martinez proposed to his girlfriend Soraida Munoz… and she said “YES!” Other highlights included The One Arm Bandit, the popular freestyle bullfights and finale fireworks.   Professional rodeo cowboys kept spectators attention in the arena with fierce competition and rodeo action; full results can be found at

Don’t’ miss the Produce Mascot Race and Fight Hunger Night presented by Wells Fargo on July 19th, Salute to Military Day presented by Tanimura & Antle on Saturday July 21st or the Crown Royal Day of Champions on Sunday July 22nd at the Rodeo. Tickets are available at, 1034 N. Main Street or by calling 831-772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $13 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats.

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About California Rodeo Salinas


The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 18-21, 2013. The California Rodeo Association is a non-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 over $350,000 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.


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