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FAIR: Extreme rodeo returns to fair arena

A freestyle motorcyclist flies through the air during the Flying U Rodeo event at the 2014 Nevada County Fair.
John Hart/jhart@theunion.com | The Union

The Flying U Extreme Rodeo is back with its special brand of cowboy-infused entertainment, filling the Nevada County Fairgrounds Arena with bucking broncos, bull riding and high-flying free-style motorcycle acrobats tonight and Thursday night.

“These are the best acts in the business,” said Flying U Rodeo owner Cotton Rosser, who has been in the rodeo business for more than 60 years.

Rosser and his merry band of dare-devil cowboys recently returned from the Orange County Fair where they played to crowds of more than 8,000 a night. Rosser said he and his crew are now looking forward to bringing Nevada County fairgoers to their feet with their unique take on rodeo.

“We are looking forward to coming back to Nevada County,” Rosser said. “There are a lot of thrills and spills in this rodeo. People want extreme sports and we got ‘em.”

The “Wild & Exciting Shodeo” features an hour and half spectacle brimming with cowboy entertainment, including the wildest 8 seconds in sports (bull riding), as well as bucking broncos, mutton bustin’, some of the best rodeo clowns in the business, Mustang Makeover champion Bobby Kerr, and free-style motorcycle riding in concert with fireworks.

The show starts at 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday night at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Arena and the cost is $6 per person.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email wford@theunion.com.

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