World's Toughest Rodeo

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World's Toughest Rodeo

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- World's Toughest Rodeo stampedes into Saint Paul with two thrilling shows Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4 at Xcel Energy Center starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The toughest cowboys in the world show off their skills in action-packed events that will entertain the whole family. Before the rodeo each night, children are invited to enjoy the "Cowboy Kids' Zone" where real life cowboys teach these future cowpokes how to properly lasso a steer, barrel race and even clown around. The first 500 children (12 and under) Friday night will also receive a free cowboy hat.

Watch as nationally televised "Toughest Cowboy" competitor Charlie Barker from Ranger, TX tests his might and skill in the rodeo triathlon as he attempts to compete on up to six animals in a single night! See champion cowboys prove their grit in bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc and barrel racing exhibitions of power and agility. There is something for everyone - from barrel racing cowgirls to the wild antics of the rodeo clowns. The 2012 World's Toughest Rodeo will also feature Anthony Lucia, a nationally known trick and fancy roper that will be showcased at the 2011 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas. World's Toughest Rodeo is an exciting spectacle families won't soon forget.

Rising country star Justin Moore will perform Saturday night, Feb. 4, for the popular "Party On The Dirt" following World's Toughest Rodeo. K102 contest winners get access to the "dirt dance," but all rodeo fans are welcome to stay and enjoy the live entertainment. Since releasing his debut self-titled album in 2009, Moore has toured with some of country's hottest stars including Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert. He is currently on the road promoting his second album, "Outlaws Like Me," which features the No. 1 single "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away." Moore was recently nominated for an American Country Award (ACA) for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Visit http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/events/detail.jsp?EVENT_ID=1161 for more event information.

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