The Rancho Mission Viejo rodeo is different from most rodeos due to the fact that only the top 30 in the world in each event are eligible, and also for the added money. Coming late in the season, it's a chance for the leaders to seal their place at the NFR and a chance for the guys on the bubble to make up some ground. Before the rodeo I spent some time at their ranch called Cow Camp. Calfs were tested out by some ropers and then all of the stock was loaded into haulers for the quick trip down the road to the rodeo.
Once again I was on assignment to get a cover of the winning header for Spin to Win. Unfortunately this time the winning header (Aaron Tsinigine) wasn't well known enough to get a cover, so one of my older pictures of his heeler Clay O'Brien Cooper ran as the cover. Pictures of Tsinigine were used inside the issue. That's life in the publishing business.
Other action at Rancho Mission Viejo: