Central Wisconsin is going country, as people from all over the state travel to Lincoln County to enjoy the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo.
Carleen Bain says she's been traveling from Greenbay with her family every year since 2006. "We just love the Wisconsin river pro rodeo," said Bain. "It's one of our favorites. We will be here every year until
there is no rodeo anymore."
Organizers said rodeos are a heavy influence on American culture across the nation. And you could definitely see that influence in the crowds Sunday, as people cheered for cowboys wrestling with wild horses. Even the rodeo clown made an appearance.
"We have a good time together," said Pete Annis, vice president of the Lincoln County Rodeo Association. "We enjoy doing something for the community, for the area and for the people."
There were over 300 competitors this year, which is the most the rodeo has ever seen. And it was also a special day for breast cancer. Sunday, was Tough Enough to Wear Pink Day.
"It's a nation wide campaign to raise money for breast cancer awareness, research and treatment," said Annis. Proceeds from merchandise sold will be donated to the Marshfield Clinic to help breast cancer research.
Annis said plans for next years rodeo have already started.