120th year of the Pioneer Days Rodeo kicked off tonight

(Lander, Wyo.) – The 120th year of the oldest paid rodeo in the world kicked off tonight at the Lander Rodeo Grounds. Night one of the Pioneer Days Rodeo was a comfortable cloudy and breezy.

The fun continues this evening until about 9 p.m., and resumes Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks conclude the evening tomorrow after the rodeo.

The rodeo events include saddle bronc, Jr. bull riding, bareback riding, barrels, steer wrestling, ultimate miniature bull riding, team roping, and much more.

Click images from tonight’s rodeo to enlarge.