2013 Clovis Rodeo - Timed Events

In my Big Lens Fast Shutter post on 2013 goals, I mentioned that I needed to shoot more of the timed events, especially team roping. Early in the season I already had several client requests for pictures of timed event contestants, and I filled most of them at Clovis' 8am slack. 2013 Clovis Rodeo - Russell Cardoza

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Wyatt Smith

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Trey Nahrgang

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Billy Bugenig

On Facebook, someone commented "Looks like maybe the steer turned into a bear just as BJ threw his loop!" True.

2013 Clovis Rodeo - B.J. Campbell

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Tuf Cooper

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Houston Hutto

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Clay O'Brien Cooper

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Wolfy Wilken

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Cole Davison

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Cesar de la Cruz

Lots of good reaction pictures in team roping:

2013 Clovis Rodeo - David Gill

2013 Clovis Rodeo - David Gill

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Dugan Kelly

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Chase Tryan

I took advantage of the roof of the announcer's box to shoot down on the second barrel:

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Fallon Taylor

And did a lot of panning that was very popular with the barrel racers:

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Lee Ann Rust

One of the best parts of the Clovis Rodeo is the Special Kids Rodeo where the cowboys teach special kids about the events. It's really great to watch and photograph this event:

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Ryle Smith

2013 Clovis Rodeo - Chuck Schmidt

And since it was so hot all week, a couple of team ropers broke out a kiddie pool. Of course.

2013 Clovis Rodeo - C.R. Wilken & Spencer Mitchell

My picture of Kory Koontz at Clovis on the cover of the June issue of Spin to Win:

Spin to Win Rodeo - June 2013 - Kory Koontz cover

**For more from the 2013 Clovis Rodeo, check out my roughstock post.**