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PHOTOS: Bigfork Rodeo kicks off on July 4th

by Casey Kreider
| July 5, 2020 9:46 AM

Scenes from the first day of the Bigfork Summer Rodeo in Bigfork on Saturday, July 4.

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Trevor McAllister, of Ronan, holds on to his horse James Bond during bareback riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ryan Verling, of Stanfield, Oregon, holds on to his horse during saddle bronc riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Brandon Brooks, left, of Whitefish, and Bart Slaney, of Whitefish, compete in team roping at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ray Mayo, of Susanville, California, holds on to his bull Big Black during bull riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Colt Gordon, of Comanche, Oklahoma, gets thrown from his horse Kool Toddy during saddle bronc riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Vance Ruff, of Belgrade, lassos a calf during tie down roping at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Gerald Eash, of Trego, holds on to his bull Q Ball during bull riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Aarie Mad Plume, of The Blackfeet Nation, is honored before the start of the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Attendees enjoy the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tony Martinez, of Ellensburg, Washington, competes in steer wrestling at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tony Martinez, of Ellensburg, Washington, competes in steer wrestling at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Shane Bullock, of Spokane, Washington, competes in steer wrestling at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Colby Demo, of Red Bluff, California, holds on to his bull Shaky during bull riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Colt Gordon, of Comanche, Oklahoma, gets thrown from his horse Kool Toddy during saddle bronc riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Trevor McAllister, of Ronan, holds on to his horse James Bond during bareback riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tanner Wyatt Phillips, of Brooklyn, Michigan, holds on to his horse 3 Seconds Out during bareback riding at the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Attendees applaud during a moment to recognize veterans, first responders and law enforcement personnel during the Bigfork Rodeo on Saturday, July 4. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)