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(SHAWNEE, Oklahoma) –  The27th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo came to a close July 12 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The world’s richest youth rodeo awarded more than $250,000 in prize money, championship saddles and buckles on Friday after the finals performance.

The IFYR commenced with more than 825 registered contestants and 1,304 event entries. After two long-go’s and 10 performances, the top 15 contestants with the highest averages from each event competed in the finals on Friday, July 12 for a shot at the championships. 

2019 International Finals Youth Rodeo Champions:

Bareback Bronc Riding Champion: Hunter Ramsey of El Dorado, Arkansas

Breakaway Roping Champion: Tia Wallace of Dodge City, Kansas

Team Roping Champions: Stran Morris of Woodward, Oklahoma, and Jessen James of Moyers, Oklahoma

Pole Bending Champion: Reagan Davis of Alto, Texas

Steer Wrestling Champion: Winsten McGraw of Gill, Colorado

Saddle Bronc Champion: Timothy Troyer of Columbia, Kentucky

Goat Tying Champion: Heather McLaughlin of Bunnell, Florida

Tie Down Roping Champion: Trevor Hale of Perryton, Texas

Barrel Racing Champion: Patricia Walden of Wister, Oklahoma

Bull Riding Champion: Maverick Potter of Waxahachie, Texas

All Around Cowgirl: Faith John of Punta Gorda, Florida

All Around Cowboy: Connor Atkinson of Needville, Texas

“These athletes gave it their all this week, proving they deserve these hard-earned titles,” said Stephanie Meiler-Gideon, Interim Director of the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center and International Finals Youth Rodeo. “With contestants from 31 states, Australia and New Zealand, the IFYR brings together the world’s top youth rodeo competitors. We would like to congratulate our champions and thank our sponsors, contestants and volunteers who made this event possible.”  

The International Finals Youth Rodeo, held annually since 1993, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that presents top high school athletes with a professional rodeo. The internationally-recognized IFYR is held annually at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The action-packed event includes hundreds of contestants vying to win more than $250,000 in prize money, competing in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas over six days. For more information, visit or call (405) 275-7020.

Words from the Champs:

All Around Cowgirl – Faith John
“I hadn’t won anything until tonight,” said All Around Cowgirl Faith John. “I ended up fifth in the round and sixth in the average in the team roping. I won the round and ended up third in breakaway. I’d won $5,700 total and I was about the leave when they told me to go change. It was shocking. Everything worked out like it was supposed to.” She came back in the short round in the team roping and breakaway roping, the only two events she competed in.

ll Around Cowgirl – Faith John
“I hadn’t won anything until tonight,” said All Around Cowgirl Faith John. “I ended up fifth in the round and sixth in the average in the team roping. I won the round and ended up third in breakaway. I’d won $5,700 total and I was about the leave when they told me to go change. It was shocking. Everything worked out like it was supposed to.” She came back in the short round in the team roping and breakaway roping, the only two events she competed in.

From Punta Gorda, Florida, Faith has been competing since sixth grade. She rides two different horses, one came from Buck Daniels Ranch and the other one was started as a heel horse that they switched to breakaway. 

Faith will be going to Cisco College and competing on the rodeo team. She is an only child and likes that. “I don’t have to share my horses,” said Faith. This is her first year at the IFYR. “It’s one of my favorite rodeos.”

All Around Cowboy – Connor Atkinson
“I was the only one to win money in two events in the first round,” said Connor Atkinson, from Needville, Texas. The 17 year old high school senior competes in tie down roping and team roping as a header. He came back in the short round in the tie down roping. Connor has been competing since he was 7 and competes at the high school rodeos. He won $3,000 through the week at the IFYR and his All Around win includes the use of a Cimarron trailer for a year as well as a buckle. “I’m excited to have a trailer,” he said. “I can haul my horses a lot easier in that than a living quarter trailer.” His mom (Marissa) and dad (Mark) rodeoed through college but his little brother, Zane, has no interest in rodeo and plays baseball and basketball. Connor plans to go to college at Texas A&M and rodeo. “I’ll see where it takes me.”

He’s been to the IFYR three years now. “Mainly I calf rope, but my friend, Carsyn Sunvision, and I borrowed team roping hoses and ropes to try to get into two events, we placed in the first round, so we decided to take a shot at it. It’s a great rodeo and I love coming here – three arenas is amazing.” 

Bareback Champion- Hunter Ramsey
Hunter Ramsey from El Dorado, Arkansas, came to the 2019 IFYR to defend his 2018 Bareback Riding Championship. And he did it with a total of 227.5 on three. “It’s accomplishing more than I’d ever thought, I didn’t think they’d let me win it twice.” The short go ride was a little rough. “That’s a horse I drew in Cassville, Missouri, two years ago. She’s put on a lot of weight and muscle and was wicked strong but it paid off,” he said. “She was jerking screws loose.” Hunter is headed home after the IFYR.  He won $7,000 over the 4th of July and will take home more than $1,500 from the IFYR. “I’m going home and buying a heel horse so I can rope with my partner in college.”

“The IFYR is probably the coolest rodeo that any high school kid could go to,” said the 17 year old who is only the second one from Arkansas to win the bareback riding at the IFYR. There were 16 young men contending for the title this year. “The IFYR opens a lot of doors for us; it got my name out there for a lot of PRCA judges and college coaches.” Hunter plans to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, completing his courses online, working towards a degree as a physical therapist assistant. 

“I had a lot of motivation from dad (Keith), who critiques all my rides, and travels with me. We’ve been on the road for two weeks, entering 14 rodeos. He drives me to be the best I can be. He has shown me that once you get your focus on what you want to do, it will work.” Three-time PRCA bareback champion, Tim O’Connell has helped him too – he made that connection by being part of the Bloomer team. This is his second year on that team and he has made lots of memories and friends through that. “The support we get from each other and the doors it opens for us is amazing.”

Hunter doesn’t high school rodeo; however, he competes in the amateur associations around his state and Louisiana. He has been the bareback champion in the Arkansas Rodeo Association for three years, winning his first championship when he was 13. He’s leading the United Professional Rodeo Association standings now by $6,000. Hunter started his rodeo career riding bulls when he was 7. He added bareback riding in 2010, winning the All Around in the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association in 2015. “My dad is old school, and he started me with a bull riding glove and his riggin’ – I could fit both my hands in it,” he recalls. “I got on at a lot of amateur rodeos where I got kicked in the head and blown out more than I covered. That taught me to ride with my feet.”

Before each ride, he stays calm. “I don’t over think it – just let my body do what it’s trained to do. Remember, it’s just another mare’s colt you’re getting on. Keep God and family close – that will get you further than any training session will.”

Breakaway Roping Champion- Tia Wallace
Tia Wallace from Dodge City, Kansas, came into the short go fourth high call. “I made sure I scored sharp and my horse was good,” said 17-year-old, who scored a 3.2 on a horse that she’s been roping on for 11 years. “We bought her for $600.” Tia learned how to rope from her grandfather. “My granddad, Rusty Looley, has helped me a lot with roping. He was a calf roper and team roper. The hardest thing I had to learn was to make sure I see my start.” Tia started roping when she was 6. “I never thought breakaway would get this big.” She’s made two trips to the IFYR now. Last year she was too long for the short round, but this year she “roped with no fear and rode my horse well across the line.” Her parents, Amy and Troy Wallace, and brother Ty are very proud of her accomplishments. “She worked hard for this and deserves it,” said Amy. “She rides and practices every day.” 

Unfortunately Ty couldn’t be at the IFYR. “We have bottle calves – my granddad runs a feed yard and we’ve got 10 bottle calves.” When she’s not rodeoing, she’s riding horses. “We have 10 of them.” She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up and hasn’t decided on a college. Along with breakaway roping, Tia competes in team roping and barrel racings. She plans on saving the money she gets for her win at the IFYR for future entry fees. “Don’t be scared to do what you want to do and follow your dreams.”

Team Roping Champions
Header – Stran Morris
Heeler – Jessen James
Stepbrothers Stran Morris and Jessen James won the team roping at the IFYR. Coming from fifth high call the duo is used to pressure in the short go. “I didn’t know if I was going to catch or not,” said heeler, Jessen James. “I told him I was going to follow his lead and he got him fast.”

They have won $60,000 at the United States Team Roping Championship as well as won the Oklahoma State High School Rodeo team roping in their freshman year. “I try not to think about it – I stay calm and focused,” said Stran about the pressure of short go. Stran has been roping with Jessen for four years. They are step brothers and plan to live together in college. Stran’s dad (Toby Morris) is married to Jessen’s mom (Jennifer Morris). The boys admit to hoping they could be stepbrothers and rope together. “I remember when we were in seventh grade and tried to get our parents to hit on each other because we wanted to be brothers,” said Stran. 

The boys are done with high school and are headed to Altus College in Oklahoma and will both study animal science. Stran started roping when he was 4 and is currently roping on a borrowed horse. “My good horse got hurt in February so I borrowed a horse from a buddy. My dad (Toby) helps me a lot, and my mom (Jill Runyan) is the moral support.

Jessen’s dad, Dan, got him started in roping. “I was roping as soon as I could walk. I competed in dummy ropings – I won the saddle in 2009.” The boys had a little setback last year. Jessen had gone to three rodeos and a few jackpots and fell asleep heading home. He ran off a cliff and wrecked his truck on a Sunday around 2:50 a.m. last August. “I broke my back in two spots and didn’t get to do nothing for a long time – I laid in bed for five months. I watched lots of television.”

They came back this year though, and the duo plans to make the NFR.

Pole Bending Champion- Reagan Davis
Reagan Davis from Alto, Texas, kept her average lead in the short go, winning the 2019 IFYR Pole Bending with a 19.881 in the short go. She won the second round with a 19.477. She rides a mare that was given to the family. “She was won in a raffle by my uncle when she was a yearling and he gave her to us. She’s 9 now; I started training her my seventh grade year when my pole horse went down.” Training a pole horse takes hours of work and seasoning. “Even though she’s crazy and she bucks all the time, she’s a winner anyway, I got lucky.” Reagan is 17 and this is her second trip to the IFYR, she was reserve last year. This year she tried to get her speed up. “I’ve never ran a “4” before – that was a new high for me.” She just graduated from a home school co-op and will attend Weatherford College in the fall, majoring in equine sports medicine. Along with pole bending, Reagan competes in barrel racing, breakaway roping and team roping. She made the short go in the breakaway roping as well.

Her parents are Katrina and Jonathan and she has a little sister, Taylor, 13, who will be defending Reagan’s title next year at the IFYR. 

Reagan had a rough junior year. She had a horse fall back on her during a pole run in October 2017 and her tibia and fibula broke, coming out of her leg. She had rods placed in her leg and as they were trying to save her leg, she was told she would never ride again. She was riding on crutches in order to compete in her region finals. Then the following March, she re-broke it when a horse kicked her – it broke all around the rod. “I didn’t have a good junior year,” she concluded.

This year she came back and won the pole bending and the all around at the Texas State High School Rodeo Association. “I would not be here without my parents and especially God. He has blessed me with great family and friends and I’ve always been backed by everybody and I wouldn’t be here without Him or them.”

Steer Wrestling Champion- Winston McGraw
Winston McGraw has been sitting on top of the steer wrestling all week. The Gill, Colorado, cowboy is the first one of his siblings to compete in rodeo. He competes for Wyoming High School Rodeo and will head to nationals after this week. He started jumping steers his eighth grade year after chute dogging for one weekend. “My dad (Jerrett) rodeoed all through high school and his friend, Jason Lahr, is like my second dad. He’s been to the Natioal Finals Rodeo eight times and we called him up.” Winston grew up raising cutting horses and a few roping horses. He played baseball and decided he wanted to be like his dad his eighth grade year. He is the youngest in the family, with two brothers, Estin and Brecken, and one sister, Brendan. 

Winston has been to the IFYR all four years. He made the short round last year as well as the year before, but never made it to the top. This is his first year on the Bloomer team. “It’s amazing – they are the greatest family and one of the best sponsors I’ve ever had. They keep in contact with you – they care about you – they sent me a graduation card. They better you by having meetings and teaching you life lessons.” Along with Bloomer, Winston thanks his family, Clay Logan, Teri and Beau Rappel. 

He attributes his success to lots of practice. “We bought some good steers and before Gallup (Best of the Best) I went to Texas and practiced with Jason and sharpened up on a lot of things.” Along with practice, he works out. “It helps being in shape and strong,” said the 18-year-old who will head to Cisco, Texas. “Jason is only about an hour away and the assistant coach, Chad Biesemeyer, went to the NFR and started his rodeo career late in life.”

Winston hopes to be successful and run his own business someday. “We own a trucking company and I’d like to follow in my dad’s footsteps once again – but I want to pro rodeo first.”

Saddle Bronc Champion- Timothy Troyer
“It was a little rough, but I tried to stick it out,” said 2019 Saddle Bronc Champion, Timothy Troyer, who is also sitting No. 1 in the International Pro Rodeo Association. “My horse had a bunch of moves and I got set up a couple times. I set my chin and kept going. It feels like a true blessing, I knew I had to make a decent ride – I was nervous, but it turned out.”

From Columbia, Kentucky, Timothy admits there’s not a lot of saddle bronc riders around. Put that with his height, 6’2”, and the fact that he just started riding broncs two years ago, and that makes his win here even sweeter. “I just started going to rodeos and figuring it out along the way,” he said. “I’ve had help from people along the way.” He works out too, doing a lot of old school stuff – jumping and crossfit.”

This is his second year at the IFYR. “It’s a great place for young people to get started and compete and it pays well.” Timothy was home schooled – he grew up Amish. “My parents decided to leave that lifestyle when I was 13.” He doesn’t miss much about growing up in that lifestyle but says it helped him in life by teaching him life skills. “I know how to make a living from hard work,” he said. “We still speak Dutch at home and cook the same. I build furniture on the side, and that’s one thing that I will always do.” The one thing that stumped him was social media. Although he’s figured it out, he admits that it is over used.

He is going back to a rodeo in Tennessee and then to will head to St. Tite and a few other rodeos in Canada. The 18-year-old has been riding for just over two years. “I always wanted to do it as a kid and my parents wouldn’t let me until I was 16.” His mom, Katie, wasn’t too happy about him riding right off, but she’s comfortable watching it now. He has one older brother, Jesse, who rides bareback and younger brother, Dwayne, who has tried riding a few but doesn’t like it. 

Timothy has worked on his father’s (William) construction crew since he was 13. He builds houses and pole barns. “I am going to go for a business degree at Weatherford, Oklahoma, and rodeo.” 

Goat Tying Champion– Heather McLaughlin
Heather McLaughlin, from Bunnell, Florida, has been goat tying for 7 years. Her time of 7.7 was fast enough to take the win at the IFYR. This is her fourth year in Shawnee and after a bunch of hours in the practice pen she took home the win. “It’s amazing,” said the 17-year-old. “I was just telling myself to have fun. I’ve done this so many times; I was just going in there to make a run.” Her goat kicked out on one girl and she knew he kicked, so she tried to just tie him. 

“My horse is a 17-year-old bay gelding that was trained as a head horse. He’s changed my life in goats – he’s made all the difference. He’s steady and I can count on him to do his job.”

She has been rodeoing seven years, starting in the junior high and working her way up. She will go to the University of West Alabama to study something in psychology. “I like the mental side of stuff.” That helps her with the mental side of rodeo. “Just stay calm and know what you can do – don’t overthink and make changes.” 

Heather is the first one in her family to rodeo. “My mom, Holly, and dad, Peter never rodeoed. My younger sister, Erin, has started to rodeo – I used to fish competitively and compete in gymnastics as well as cheer lead – now the boat’s in the back yard next to the horse trailers and I drive by the baseball fields.”

She competes in breakaway roping and goat tying right now and maybe later will start team roping. This is her second year on the Bloomer team. “They help me in so many ways. I love being on the team. The IFYR is a fun rodeo – the competition is second to none – the energy is here and we feed off each other.”

“If I ever got interviewed my dad wanted me to say bubble gum, so here you go dad .. bubble gum.”

Tie Down Roping Champion- Trevor Hale
Trevor Hale from Perryton, Texas, was third high call in the calf roping. “I just wanted to put the pressure on everybody and make a solid run,” he said of his 7.9 run. Trevor spends a lot of time roping and on horses. His family lives “out in the middle of nowhere on a ranch, so I’m always on a horse.” 

He started roping when he was 5. “I decided it looked fun. My mom’s (Cindy) a horse trainer and my dad (Greg) runs a ranch, so we’ve always been around cattle and horses.” He’s an only child and thinks it’s fun. His mom trains jumping horses and he quickly adds that he’s never ridden them. “I’m a cowboy,” he said. “I’d like to continue roping, make the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo one day, and keep doing what I’m doing. 

Trevor made his second trip to IFYR. “I missed my calf in the short go last year,” said the 16-year-old junior. He won the cow horse and the all around and fourth in the tie down roping for the Texas High School Rodeo Association, his first year competing in Texas. He has also won the National High School Champion Tie Down roping as well as the American Quarter Horse Association World Show. “Winning the IFYR is a big win too,” he said. He attributes his success to his parents, Stran Smith and Gary Wells. 

Barrel Racing Champion– Patricia Walden
From Wister, Oklahoma, Patricia was sitting fourth in the average coming into the short go. Her time of 16.322 was fast enough to win it. This is her third year at the IFYR; she made it back to the short go last year. “I’m speechless,” she said. “This year I’m focused more and I made sure I got the first run down. That was the most important one for me – to get a feel for the arena.” She was ninth in the first round, fifth in the second round and fourth in the average coming into the short go. “My plan was to nail my first barrel and just ride the rest. He knows what to do.”

She decided to be a barrel racer when she was 7 and shortly after that, they found her horse, Dashing Dago. “I call him Dago. I bought him as a four-year-old green broke horse. I trained him and he’s 12 now. We’ve just learned each other and gotten better and better.” Patricia is 18 and will be going to Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. “It’s not too far from home and I’ll be getting an equine degree.”

Patricia gives all the glory to God and she thanks her mom, Linda, and dad, Sam, for all their help with her barrel racing. She also gives thanks to Sherri Dawn Martin, who has helped her train her horse and has been to every big event Patricia enters. 

Bull Riding Champion- Maverick Potter
Maverick Potter was the only one to cover his bull in the short round of the IFYR. He came in first in the average to the short go. “He was a good bull, he was away from my hand, a little strong, spinner – he’s one of the ones you wanted,” said the 18-year-old from Waxahachie, Texas. Maverick started riding when he was 9 years old along with his cousin. “We went to a guy named Lonnie Austin and he helped me.”

He high school rodeoed through the years, but sat out this year due to a broken ankle. He has a rod from his hip to his knee as well as no growth plates in his ankles. “I hobble around, but I love riding bulls – it gets your adrenaline going.” This is his second year at the IFYR. “I like the atmosphere – it’s like a pro rodeo – the crowd gets real loud.” 

He’s going to put his earnings from the IFYR into more entry fees or buy something nice for his girlfriend, Mallory Witherspoon. Maverick flies out Sunday to enter pro rodeos in Idaho. “Then I’m going to Cheyenne – that was one of my goals. My family and my girlfriend give me the motivation and support to keep going.” Maverick has a little sister, Harley, and an older brother, Dylanger. He is the some of Patta and D.K.

IFYR Round Three Results:

Barrel Racing: Payton Schoeppach, Lincoln CA 16.256 $2,005.31; Patricia (trisha) Walden, Wister OK 16.322 $1,743.75; Harley Jo Perkins, Kountze TX 16.337 $1,482.19; Bayleigh Choate, Cohutta GA 16.385 $1,220.63; Avery Beimer, Farmersville TX 16.398 $959.06; Taylor Zbytek, Clewisto FL 16.438 $697.50; Cashen Turner, Edmond OK 16.603 $435.94; Riley Welch, Comfort TX 16.661 $174.38

Pole Bending: Reagan Davis, Alto TX 19.881 $1,353.94; Annabelle Hampton, Casa Grande AZ 20.019 $1,120.50; Rylee Hardin, Graham TX 20.114 $887.06; Katy Webb, Buffalo TX 20.142 $653.63; Kalli McCall, Lufkin TX 20.309 $420.19; Mikayla Joh Almond, Olin NC 20.404 $233.44

Breakaway Roping: Faith John, Punta Gorda FL 2.8 $2,988.56; Bailey Mudd, Lake Charles LA 2.9 $2,264.06; Tia Wallace, Dodge City KS 3.2 $1,720.69; Morgan Sparks, Marthaville LA 11.8 $1,177.31; Haiden Thompson, Yoder WY 12.3 $905.63

Goat Tying: Makenna Shook, Needville TX 7.3 $1,285.43; Kristin Reaves, Bullard TX 7.5 $1,063.80; Heather McLaughlin, Bunnell FL 7.7 $842.18; Katherine Moss, Ragley LA 7.9 $620.55; Gracie Raby, Mount Vernon AR, Taitum Thomas, Coalgate OK split 8.1 $310.28 ea

Calf Roping: Trevor Hale, Perryton TX 7.9 $1,353.26; Connor Atkinson, Needville TX 8.5 $1,176.75; Cash Enderli, Liberty TX, Anthony Craig, Okmulgee OK split 8.7 $911.98 ea; Chisum Allen, Menard TX 8.9 $647.21; Brendan Bennett, Notrees TX 9.1 $470.70; Jarvis Demery, Okmulgee OK 9.2 $294.19; Kase Bacque, Port Barre LA 10.3 $117.68

Steer Wrestling: Wynn Schaack, Wall SD 3.7 $933.08; Winsten McGraw, Gill CO 4.3 $772.20; Cayden Harmon, Lipan TX 4.4 $611.33; Garrett Leatherman, Rockville IN, Jacob Daniell, Monroe GA split 4.5 $370.01 ea; Quade Hiatt, Canyon TX 5.1 $160.88

Saddle Bronc: Cale Newman, Hico TX 74.0 $693.00 ea; Coy Hebert, Deridder LA 70.0 $519.75 ea; Timothy Troyer, Columbia KY 67.0 $346.50 ea; Caden Grisedale, Bakersfield/granite CA 57.0 $173.25 ea

Bareback Bronc: Payton Lackey, Blanco TX 79.5 $679.50; Hunter Ramsey, El Dorado AR 77.5 $509.63; Keenan Hayes, Hayden CO 71.5 $339.75; Bradlee Miller, Huntsville TX 71.0 $169.88

Bull Riding: Jr Stratford, Bronaugh MO 79.5 $2,745.00

Team Roping: Stran Morris, Woodward OK – Jessen James, Moyers OK 4.9 $1,446.41; Korbin Rice, Hobbs NM – Kayden Little, Tatum NM, Trent Wood, Portales NM – Hayden Powell, Rogers NM split 6.6 $1,163.42 ea; Corben Culley, Muse OK – Landen Collins, Talihina OK 13.7 $880.43; Landon Glenn, Alva FL – Faith John, Punta Gorda FL 14.3 $691.76; Kason Davis, Lumberton MS – Bryce Graves, Poplarville MS 15.2 $503.10; McCain Wake, Haworth OK – Blake Barnes, Dekalb TX 16.0 $314.44; Shane Jenkins, Amoret MO – Roper Goodson, Holdenville OK 20.8 $125.78

IFYR Average Winners:

Barrel Racing: Patricia (trisha) Walden, Wister OK 49.318/3 $2,005.31; Harley Jo Perkins, Kountze TX 49.381/3 $1,743.75; Avery Beimer, Farmersville TX 49.385/3 $1,482.19; Cashen Turner, Edmond OK, Payton Schoeppach, Lincoln CA split 49.394/3 $1,089.84 ea; Kenzie Cook, Barnwell SC 49.576/3 $697.50; Taylor Zbytek, Clewisto FL 49.586/3 $435.94; Bayleigh Choate, Cohutta GA 49.628/3 $174.38

Pole Bending: Reagan Davis, Alto TX 59.611/3 $1,353.94; Rylee Hardin, Graham TX 60.293/3 $1,120.50; Katy Webb, Buffalo TX 60.838/3 $887.06; Annabelle Hampton, Casa Grande AZ 61.311/3 $653.63; Kalli McCall, Lufkin TX 61.729/3 $420.19; Cashen Turner, Edmond OK 61.933/3 $233.44
Breakaway Roping: Tia Wallace, Dodge City KS 8.2/3 $2,082.94; Bailey Mudd, Lake Charles LA 8.4/3 $1,811.25; Faith John, Punta Gorda FL 9.1/3 $1,539.56; Haiden Thompson, Yoder WY 17.1/3 $1,267.88; Morgan Sparks, Marthaville LA 18.1/3 $996.19; Brighton Bauman, Okeechobee FL 4.0/2 $724.50; Britta Strain, Davie FL 4.8/2 $452.81; Brandee Ferguson, Cloncurry O 5.1/2 $181.13

Goat Tying: Heather McLaughlin, Bunnell FL 23.3/3 $1,285.43; Makenna Shook, Needville TX, Kodey Hoss, La Junta CO split 24.5/3 $952.99 ea; Gracie Raby, Mount Vernon AR, Jessie Ishmael, Miami OK split 25.3/3 $509.74 ea; Kristin Reaves, Bullard TX 25.4/3 $221.63

Calf Roping: Trevor Hale, Perryton TX 25.9/3 $1,353.26; Cash Enderli, Liberty TX 26.7/3 $1,176.75; Jarvis Demery, Okmulgee OK 27.4/3 $1,000.24; Chisum Allen, Menard TX 27.6/3 $823.73; Kase Bacque, Port Barre LA 28.0/3 $647.21; Max Mathis, Ben Wheeler TX 28.1/3 $470.70; Brendan Bennett, Notrees TX 28.7/3 $294.19; Kincade Henry, Mount Pleasant TX 28.9/3 $117.68

Steer Wrestling: Winsten McGraw, Gill CO 12.6/3 $933.08; Jacob Daniell, Monroe GA 14.0/3 $772.20; Quade Hiatt, Canyon TX 14.5/3 $611.33; Quade Potter, Cambridge NE 14.9/3 $450.45; Gus Franzen, Kearney NE 15.4/3 $289.58; Garrett Guillot, Fitzpatrick AL 15.5/3 $160.88

Saddle Bronc: Timothy Troyer, Columbia KY 212.0/3 $693.00 ea; Coy Hebert, Deridder LA 208.5/3 $519.75 ea; Cale Newman, Hico TX 205.5/3 $346.50 ea; Isaac Richard, Eunice LA 152.0/3 $173.25 ea

Bareback Bronc: Hunter Ramsey, El Dorado AR 227.5/3 $679.50; Payton Lackey, Blanco TX 209.5/3 $509.63; Keenan Hayes, Hayden CO 208.5/3 $339.75; Colt Eck, Redfield KS 200.0/3 $169.88

Bull Riding: Maverick Potter, Waxahachie TX 155.5/2 $796.05; Jr Stratford, Bronaugh MO 154.5/2 $658.80; Trevyn Armstrong, Broken Bow OK 111.0/2 $521.55; Cole Skender, Crossett AR 79.0/1 $384.30; Brylen Dees, Paola KS 75.0/1 $247.05; Creek Young, Fordland MO 73.0/1 $137.25

Team Roping: Stran Morris, Woodward OK – Jessen James, Moyers OK 22.3/3 $1,446.41; Korbin Rice, Hobbs NM – Kayden Little, Tatum NM 24.9/3 $1,257.75; Corben Culley, Muse OK – Landen Collins, Talihina OK 28.0/3 $1,069.09; Trent Wood, Portales NM – Hayden Powell, Rogers NM, Kason Davis, Lumberton MS – Bryce Graves, Poplarville MS split 32.6/3 $786.09 ea; Landon Glenn, Alva FL – Faith John, Punta Gorda FL 34.8/3 $503.10; McCain Wake, Haworth OK – Blake Barnes, Dekalb TX 40.8/3 $314.44; Shane Jenkins, Amoret MO – Roper Goodson, Holdenville OK 45.1/3 $125.78


Kailey Sullins is editor of Barrel Horse News, and an avid barrel racer and breakaway roper. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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