In this photo from 1997, inmate Nick Nicholson can't stay on board a bucking bronco during the bare back riding competition at the 33rd Annual Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentary. (AP)

In this photo from 1997, inmate Nick Nicholson can't stay on board a bucking bronco at the Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentary. (AP)

Rodeo has been a part of American tradition since the earliest days of ranching. It showcases talented cowboys and cowgirls and provides big-time entertainment for fans in crowded arenas large and small. Only A Game‘s Ron Schachter visited a one-of-a-kind rodeo in Angola, Louisiana where the competitors are inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.