PHOTOS: Cowboys, calves and wild horses at the Cheney Rodeo

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Hundreds of people gathered under the hot Cheney sun to watch the Cheney Rodeo on Sunday, July 13. Fans cheered and yelled as brave cowboys rode wild horses, roped calves and took down bulls.

Barely holding on at the Cheney Rodeo. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Barely holding on at the Cheney Rodeo.

A cowboy chases a calf, in which he will rope and tie up in the fastest time. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • A cowboy chases a calf, in which he will rope and tie up in the fastest time.

10-year-old May Withrow, center, watches the Cheney Rodeo with her father, Al. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • 10-year-old May Withrow, center, watches the Cheney Rodeo with her father, Al.

A cowboy jumps off his horse and takes down this bull by the horns. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • A cowboy jumps off his horse and takes down this bull by the horns.

Flying high. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Flying high.

The Armed Forces display the flags. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • The Armed Forces display the flags.

Katherine Merck, Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Katherine Merck, Miss Spokane Interstate Rodeo

The Cheney Rodeo Flag Team rides into the BiMart Arena with the flags of the companies who have sponsored the Rodeo. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • The Cheney Rodeo Flag Team rides into the BiMart Arena with the flags of the companies who have sponsored the Rodeo.

... Just a little bit longer... - MATT WEIGAND
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  • ... Just a little bit longer...

Family time with the Gerards. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Family time with the Gerards.

Two herders ride to help a cowboy off of his horse. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Two herders ride to help a cowboy off of his horse.