The Fiesta de los Vaqueros rodeo is in town this week. Tucson has hosted this rodeo for the last 80+ years. Part of the rodeo events is the Mike Cervi Memorial Team Roping which took place yesterday. We went to check it out. The weather was sunny and in the high 80s!
And I met an absolute LEGEND in the sport of team roping, Jake Barnes. He was just sitting there next to a trailer as we went to get something cold to drink. And I just "happened" to have my camera, so we asked for a pic. He was super nice and very gracious (especially considering he was up to rope in just a short bit). I have to say, I was a little star-struck.. this guy is a 7 time world champion! It really made my day and was a real treat to meet him.