What is a rodeo? The rodeo is a sport derived from American cowboys, wherein players compete in an array of variable riding and roping contests. It was built, in part, to bring attention to the cattle industry in North America—primarily in Mexico, the United States, and western Canada – but this sport is known globally. Today, they hold at least 100 college rodeos annually, organizing nearly 4,000 students from 135 colleges. Many rodeos today have five core components: saddle-bronc riding, calf roping, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding. Two of these events are based on practical work that cowboys did back in the day. Other events, such as trick riding, are crowd-pleasers, but they are not a part of many rodeos. Find rodeos near you with the biggest calendar of rodeo and bull riding events in the United States. Buy Rodeo tickets online today.