Bruce of the Rodeo

Tina Harbuck
tharbuck@thedestinlog.com
Bruce Cheves, who has served as weighmaster of the Destin Fishing Rodeo for more than 25 years, had his big day last Friday.

Bruce Cheves, who has served as weighmaster of the Destin Fishing Rodeo for more than 25 years, had his big day last Friday. Every Oct. 16, the rodeo celebrates Bruce Cheves Day. Several folks stopped by the rodeo on Friday to wish him well. Pictured here a group of men from Illinois stopped by to have their photo taken with the rodeo icon. The men said they have been coming to the rodeo for the past eight or nine years.

Also on Oct. 16, Cheves does the “Ringing of the Bell,” where the rodeo celebrates the lives and legends of those that have passed away during the last year.