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The 2014 Tucson Rodeo comes to an end

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The 2014 Tucson Rodeo came to an end Sunday, with a record 60,000 people attending.

Deborah Barnett, a chair of the Tucson Rodeo said that it was the weather that brought such a high number of people out.

"Well certainly when we've had weather like we've had the last nine days, that increases the sales of food, merchandise, attendance," Barnett said. "So, that has boosted our numbers. I don't know yet what we're actually going to land with, but I do expect to exceed our budgeted numbers."

The second weekend was a strong end to the festivities. Usually, only the last day of the rodeo sells out, but this year, both days for the second weekend were completely full.

Sunday's bull riding competition was vicious as the bulls knocked riders off in just seconds. Cody Hancock held on to win this year's bull riding competition.

Jessica Furr, a visitor to the rodeo, said that she would be back next year.

"I love it all," Furr said. "I just love the atmosphere. I love seeing all the different things that it has to offer, all the different horses and wildlife, all the kids. I like seeing the kids do it and the adults and I like the father and son thing."

As far as next year, plans are already in the works for the 90th Annual Tucson Rodeo.

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