The Mother Lode Round Up Rodeo is a two day competition with rodeo action Saturday & Sunday, May 11th & 12th beginning at 2pm on both days. The Round Up Rodeo is a real bronco-bustin’ Rodeo where rodeo stars compete in Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.

Over 350 of pro rodeo’s finest cowboys and cowgirls are attracted to the event. The weekend attracts over 20,000 rodeo fans and visitors every year. The Round-up Rodeo has always been respected as one of California’s finest yearly events.

The Rodeo begins on Saturday at 2pm, after the parade crowd heads over to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.

RODEO

Saturday May 11th beginning at 2:00 pm
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
Tickets: $25.00 Regular Admission. $20.00 Pre-sale from Queen Contestants
$10.00 Child (7-12). Under 7 FREE

Sunday, May 12th beginning at 2:00 pm
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
Tickets: $25.00 Regular Admission. $20.00 Pre-sale from Queen Contestants
$10.00 Child (7-12). Under 7 FREE

Kiddie RODEO

Sunday, May 12th beginning at 12:30 PM
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora
Tickets: $25.00 Regular Admission. $20.00 Pre-sale
$10.00 Child (7-12). Under 7 FREE

RODEO CREW

Stock Contractor: Bridwell Pro Rodeos
Rodeo Secretary: Traci Mitchell
Pick-up Men: Bob Marriott & Matt Twitchell
Chute Bosses: Tim Bridwell
Announcer: Jody Carper

Charging Bull

Timers: Sharon Bernhard
& Molly Twitchell
Flags & Grand Entry:
Tim Orpurt, Monte Kaufman,
Kaitlyn Rumsey & Rayna Rogers
Clown/Bullfighter: JJ Harrison

BUCKLE SPONSORS

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse would like to thank the following people for their sponsorship of the Trophy Buckles for this year’s rodeo.

ALL AROUND COWBOY
The Marion Sanguinetti Family
In Memory of Marion, Lorna & Joe Sanguinetti

TOP HAND BUCKLE
The Ray Sanguinetti Family
In Memory of Ray & Lee Sanguinetti

CALF SCRAMBLE
Service Master
Bill & Kathy Kile
Elly Walter, Donna & Matt Mittry
In memory of Denny Walter

BULL RIDING
Mike & Cheryl Nelson
Ebler’s Leather and Saddle Emporium

STEER WRESTLING
Mike Suess Insurance
In memory of Mary ‘Mac’ MacKenzie Suess,
2017 Round-Up Queen

TIE-DOWN ROPING
Jerry & Janice Keith & Family
In Memory of Peggy & Garland Henington

BARREL RACING
Laurie Lyons, Sierra Memories Photography
In Memory of Dave, Sr. & Nori Fraser

TEAM ROPING
Tuolumne Market
In memory of John Egger
Shirley Roberts
In memory of Ben Roberts

BAREBACK RIDING
The Martin Family
In Memory of Joe Sr. & Jessie, Joe Jr. & Joyce

SADDLE BRONC RIDING
Doherty Tire –
Mike Elgin

WILD HORSE RACE
The Family of Al O’Brien
In memory of Al O’Brien
The Family of Howard Sundborg
In memory of Howard Sundborg
Bill Sanguinetti & Elaine Wolfgang

PARADE GRAND MARSHAL
Rudge & Tamara Wynn
In memory of Chuck & Sue Wynn

MUTTON BUSTING
Wivell & Durnall Families
To all the Wivells & Durnalls that have gone before us
Tuolumne County Farm Bureau

KIDDIE RODEO BUCKLES
Monte West – West Construction
Bob & Kathy Scutt
Chris & Monique Tomasovich

Mother Lode Round-up Bull Riding Champion Belt Buckle

MISS RODEO CALIFORNIA
Cailee Roper

Cailee Roper

Nestled in the southeast corner of California’s desert is the agricultural community of Brawley, where Cailee Roper and her family proudly call home. Growing up, Cailee was an avid dancer and a cheerleader, but her greatest enjoyment was time spent with horses. Her riding career began at 7 years old in the show arena, she then made the switch to rodeo while she was in middle school. Cailee has a heart for agriculture education; she serves her community as a 4-H leader and is an active member of the Imperial Valley Chapter of California Women for Agriculture. A 23-year-old recent graduate of Montana State University, Cailee has just begun her professional career in Marketing Research. She is excited to utilize her education to further promote the rodeo industry across California and the United States. As the second oldest of Charles and Kari Roper’s 5 children, Cailee has always aspired to be a positive role model for those around her. She is honored to have the opportunity to inspire the future generation of rodeo queens as Miss Rodeo California 2024.