Bull rider

Man throws hand in the air as he rides a bull.

The stands on the Flint Hills Rodeo grounds in Strong City seat about 6,000. Some less comfortable seats are available for those who get their boots dirty. Natalie Hershmen and Brody Harrison, both of Cottonwood Falls, took to the floor with other couples at the Cowboy/Cowgirl Dance, hoofing it to the music of Trent Criswell on Friday and the Whiskey River Band on Saturday. The three-day rodeo features seven traditional events, including bull riding, a crowd favorite. Credit: Jeff Tuttle