U.P. Championship Rodeo a throwback to times past

Queen Rides Away takes her first ride, as the 2019 Miss U.P. Rodeo Queen, Elizabeth Konkel, greets a packed arena Saturday evening at the U.P. Championship Rodeo in Iron River. (Journal photo by Jackie Jahfetson)
Youthful spectators are pictured with big buckles and Stetson hats, reminiscent of the old days of the Wild West. Saturday’s steer wrestling kept the young cowgirls and cowboys on edge as they huddled around the gates. (Journal photo by Jackie Jahfetson)