Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo Brings Out the Best for a Packed Xcel Energy Center


The Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo brought some real cowboys and cowgirls to St. Paul this past weekend. Bull riders, bronco riders, barrel racers, and mutton riders  from around the country competed Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center. A highlight this year, the World’s Toughest Rodeo featured Emmanuel Lataste, a professional Bull Jumper from Dex, France.

The popular “Party on the Dirt” took place following Saturday night’s rodeo action featuring country band Parmalee. Radio station K-102 contest winners got access to the dirt dance, but all rodeo fans stayed and enjoyed the live entertainment.