LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The 73rd Annual Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo kicked off at Burton Coliseum on Friday, Feb. 3.
Contestants in the rodeo came from across Louisiana, the United States and even Canada.
The day started early with livestock shows of pigs and cattle. Calf roping, team roping, and bronc riding topped off the evening in the Coliseum.
The rodeo will continue on Saturday with a stick-horse race for the young cowboys and cowgirls. Registration for the stick-horse race is at 10 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m.
KPLC's Sports Reporter Sam Gannon and Meteorologist Kristian Claus participated in the Buddy Barrel Pick-UP at the rodeo.
For coverage and interviews from the rodeo, click on the attached video.