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Ridin’ and Ropin’: Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals comes to Sanford Center (PHOTO GALLERY)

Chase Odegaard works his way through a rocky ride during the Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals Friday night at the Sanford Center. The rodeo returns for a second night on Saturday. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 1 / 8
Kyle Wilson wrangles a calf to the ground during the Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals on Friday night at the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 8
Hank Halverson tumbles off his horse during a ride at the Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals Friday night in the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 3 / 8
Trailed by a referee, Adam Langaas, left, chases down a calf during Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals Friday night at the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 4 / 8
A horse continues to buck during Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals on Friday night at the Sanford Center, even after it threw its rider and left him reaching for his hat. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 8
Kurt Salzer flies over his horse and falls to the ground during Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals on Friday at the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 6 / 8
Although still hanging on, Hank Halverson hits the ground during Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals on Friday at the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)7 / 8
Jason Cole hangs on for dear life during Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals on Friday at the Sanford Center. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer) 8 / 8

BEMIDJI -- The Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals returned to take over the Sanford Center in Bemidji on Friday night, and Saturday, as well. 

Riders from northern Minnesota are competing in events such as bull riding, junior bull riding, barrel racing, bareback, saddle bronc, team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling and mini bronc riding. On Saturday, Nov. 25, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 6:30 p.m.

Tristen Schwarz braces himself for a spill during the children's section of Wojo’s Rodeo Circuit Finals Friday night.

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