Nyssa Nite Rodeo draws cowboys from across the region

Riding broncs at the Nyssa Nite Rodeo doesn’t come without some pain but for many cowboys the lure of a payday and recognition proves to be the right kind of motivation.

Preparation is key for the cowboys who competed at the Nyssa Nite Rodeo. That preparation often means taping ankles and wrists and arms.

The waiting can be the hardest part. Saddle bronc and bull riders wait for their turn behind the chutes at the Nyssa Nite Rodeo Saturday night.

The waiting, the preparation all pays off with a few seconds on a bucking horse or a bull. That ride often has a quick end, with the cowboy flying off into the dirt of the arena. This ride (above) at the Nyssa Nite Rodeo ended after just a few seconds.

Attention to detail was another key piece of success for cowboys at the Nyssa Nite Rodeo. That means ensuring every strap and buckle is tight and ready.