The Reno Rodeo helps bring a sense of Nevada's rich trailblazing history back to Northern Nevada each year.

On Saturday, the final performances of the rodeo were held and champions of each event were crowned.

Organizers at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center say this week has been fun but busy. Reno Rodeo president, Larry Stacy, says the 10,000 seat venue has sold out eight out of the ten nights during this year's rodeo.

Heavy crowds were on hand Saturday night as riders competed for one last time. Winners were selected from favorite events such as steer wrestling, team roping and bull riding.

Organizers say depending how the riders have done throughout the competition, some of them may have walked away with 20,000 dollars in their pockets, and some will make their way onto the national rodeo finals.

For Larry Stacy, watching the riders compete and succeed is a highlight each and every year, but seeing new faces attend the rodeo means the event has been a success.

“That you can appeal to a newer crowd, get newer crowds here, that's what you go for is get the people that haven't been here,” says Stacy.