2002 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd prize

Carlos Puma

The Press-Enterprise

10 September, 2001

Juan Carlos Valdez runs for the fence at a jaripeo, a Mexican rodeo. A popular event deriving from Northern Mexico, the jaripeo is a test of courage and skill for the men who ride the bucking bulls. At the Lake Perris Fairgrounds rodeo, Valdez's job was to distract the beast when it threw off riders. Events took a dangerous turn, but he narrowly escaped the charging bull.

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Carlos Puma

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