ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country are in town for the weekend.

TheWorld's Toughest Rodeo is stampeding into the the Xcel Energy Center both Friday and Saturday night. The show gets underway at 7:30 p.m. both nights. The first 500 kids 12 and under to walk through the doors Friday will get a free cowboy hat.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt gets a taste of what's it's like to work in the rodeo. He talks to local pickup man Jeff Rector, barrel man Justin Rumford and trick roper Anthony Lucia.