If you've never been to a rodeo, make plans to attend this one!

The 11th Annual Sokol Park Pro Rodeo will take place on July 19th and 20th at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

When we think of athleticism, we often think of sports like football, basketball, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, maybe even golf.  But there's a great deal of athleticism required for the rodeo!

First of all, to stay atop a moving animal is harder than it looks.  But to use hand and eye coordination and throw a rope with enough precision to apprehend another moving animal and then jump off the one you're riding and tie the other in the allotted time... Yep, enough to increase your heart rate just thinking about it.

Of course, that's not the only event in the rodeo.  There's bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, and more!

Everybody should attend a rodeo at least once. For more information about the rodeo at Sokol Park, click here.

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