Julie Thomas took the lead in Round One of the Internationals Finals Rodeo with a 17.377. Photo by Alysia Hargus

The International Finals Rodeo kicked off January 13, and the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in the International Professional Rodeo Association will be battling it out in hopes of claiming a world championship title at the 52nd Annual IFR, presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. The IFR runs January 13-16 at the Lazy E Arena, in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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View official IFR schedule, standings and more at IPRA-rodeo.com/ifr.

International Finals Rodeo Results

2021 IPRA World Champions

(event, champion, IPRA world standings earnings)

Barrel Racing: Julie Thomas, $33,676

Bareback Bronc: Yance Day, $30,736

Bull Riding: Deklan Garland, $20,527

Saddle Bronc: Kody Rinehart, $40,026

Tie-Down Roping: Justin Thigpen, $25,090

Steer Wrestling: Justin Thigpen, $19,133

Team Roping Header: Keven Daniel, $22,471

Team Roping Heeler: Adam Plyler, $18,576

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping: Brianna Waltz, $15,232

IFR Average Champions

Cowgirl Barrel Racing: Wendy Chesnut, Poultney, VT 69.726/4 $3,555.56; Julie Thomas, Ranger, GA 69.881/4 $2,666.67; Kindyl Scruggs, Southaven, MS 69.938/4 $1,777.78; Stephanie Joyner, Henryetta, OK 70.125/4 $888.89

Bareback Bronc: Yance Day, Tahlequah, OK 320.00/4 $3,555.56; Tanner Phipps, Dalton, GA 317.00/4 $2,666.67; Stetson Cole Bierman, Martin, TN 309.75/4 $1,777.78; Kenneth Glick, Belton, SC 306.00/4 $888.89

Bull Riding: Deklan Garland, Foster, OK 157.25/2 $5,333.34; Lukasey Morris, Union City, OK 152.50/2 $4,000.00; Kole Bowman (R), Pawhuska, OK 82.00/1 $2,666.67; Mirko Martineau, Stanstead, QU 77.75/1 $1,333.33

Saddle Bronc: Trey Watts, Muncy, PA 286.00/4 $3,555.56; Rudy Troyer (R), Smith Grove, KY 257.75/4 $2,666.67; Kody Rinehart, Rienzi, MS 230.00/3 $1,777.78; Jack Smithson, Springfield, TN 220.25/3 $888.89

Tie-Down Roping: Trevor Boatwright, Marble, NC 38.5/4 $3,555.56; Glenn Jackson, Okmulgee, OK 39.6/4 $2,666.67; Chase Thrasher, Union City, TN 40.9/4 $1,777.78; Justin Thigpen, Waycross, GA 43.2/4 $888.89

Steer Wrestling: Caleb Little, Dexter, KY 32.0/4 $3,555.56; Cody Mousseau, Aylmer, ON 34.7/4 $2,666.67; David Jr. Reagor, Morris, OK 37.0/4 $1,777.78; Tyler Harris, Pleasanton, KS 43.0/4 $888.89

Team Roping: Trevor Howard, Pocola, OK – Cody Heflin, Pryor, OK 23.2/4 $3,555.56 ea; Keven Daniel, Citra, FL – Adam Plyler, Pageland, SC 26.9/4 $2,666.67 ea; Clint Keller, Forsyth, GA – Ty Ethridge, Rome, GA 34.5/4 $1,777.78 ea; Casey Hicks, Talala, OK – Wendall “Stitches” Stanley, Wagoner, OK 27.2/3 $888.89 ea

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping: Brianna Waltz, Dresden, TN 12.3/4 $3,555.56; Shelby Osceola (R), Lumberton, MS 13.7/4 $2,666.67; Halle Tatham (R), Pryor, OK 9.4/3 $1,777.78; Jessie Letzelter, Canyon, TX 10.0/3 $888.89

Round 4

Cowgirl Barrel Racing: Kindyl Scruggs, Southaven, MS 17.237 $1,777.78; Wendy Chesnut, Poultney, VT 17.334 $1,333.33; Julie Thomas, Ranger, GA 17.337 $888.89; Danielle Bowser, Swanton, OH 17.433 $444.44

Bareback Bronc: Tyler Waltz, Dresden, TN 83.50 $1,777.78; Yance Day, Tahlequah, OK 82.75 $1,333.33; Tanner Phipps, Dalton, GA 79.50 $888.89; Joshua Michael Cragar, Columbia, TN 78.25 $444.44

Bull Riding: Deklan Garland, Foster, OK 86.75 $2,222.22; Kole Bowman (R), Pawhuska, OK 82.00 $1,333.33; Tuff Morgan (R), Chico, TX 74.75 $888.89

Saddle Bronc: Kody Rinehart, Rienzi, MS 74.00 $1,777.78; Jack Smithson, Springfield, TN, Hayden Phipps, Dalton, GA split 73.00 $1,111.11 ea; Eli Hershberger, Wooster, OH, Preston Davidson, Dickson, TN split 72.75 $222.22 ea

Tie-Down Roping: Caddo Lewallen, Morrison, OK 8.6 $1,777.78; Glenn Jackson, Okmulgee, OK 8.7 $1,333.33; Chase Thrasher, Union City, TN 9.6 $888.89; Trevor Boatwright, Marble, NC 9.7 $444.44

Steer Wrestling: Raymond Postlethwait, Adrian, MI 4.6 $1,777.78; Caleb Little, Dexter, KY 5.8 $1,333.33; Hunter Washburn, Jones, OK 6.9 $888.89; Tyler Harris, Pleasanton, KS 7.3 $444.44

Team Roping: Casey Hicks, Talala, OK – Wendall “Stitches” Stanley, Wagoner, OK 4.8 $1,777.78 ea; Quinton Parchman, Cumberland, TN – Dalton Totty, Lewisburg, TN 5.3 $1,333.33 ea; Keven Daniel, Citra, FL – Adam Plyler, Pageland, SC 5.7 $888.89 ea; Clint Keller, Forsyth, GA – Ty Ethridge, Rome, GA 5.8 $444.44 ea

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping: Hannah Hughes (R), Fort Scott, KS 2.1 $1,777.78; Tabitha Owens, Grady, AL, Brianna Waltz, Dresden, TN split 2.9 $1,111.11 ea; Cali Griffin, Sperry, OK 3.1/3 $444.44

Round 3

Cowgirl Barrel Racing: Jessica Hopkins, Gosport, IN 17.283 $1,777.78; Kindyl Scruggs, Southaven, MS 17.313 $1,333.33; Wendy Chesnut, Poultney, VT 17.349 $888.89; Stephanie Joyner, Henryetta, OK 17.547 $444.44

Bareback Bronc: Tanner Phipps, Dalton, GA 83.00 $1,777.78; Stetson Cole Bierman, Martin, TN 79.00 $1,333.33; Yance Day, Tahlequah, OK 77.75 $888.89; Kenneth Glick, Belton, SC 77.50 $444.44

Saddle Bronc: Trey Watts, Muncy, PA 77.25 $2,222.22; Tristin McClain (R), Donalds, SC 67.50 $1,333.33; Rudy Troyer (R), Smith Grove, KY 67.00 $888.89

Tie-Down Roping: Trent Creager, Stillwater, OK 8.1 $1,777.78; Cole Walker, Sparta, TN, Chase Thrasher, Union City, TN split 8.6 $1,111.11 ea; Justin Thigpen, Waycross, GA, Zack Cargle, Armuchee, GA split 8.8 $222.22 ea

Steer Wrestling: Hunter Washburn, Jones, OK 4.2 $1,777.78; Justin Thigpen, Waycross, GA 4.6 $1,333.33; Cody Miller, Morristown, TN 5.1 $888.89; Caleb Little, Dexter, KY 5.6 $444.44

Team Roping: Clint Keller, Forsyth, GA – Ty Ethridge, Rome, GA 4.6 $1,777.78 ea; Trevor Howard, Pocola, OK – Cody Heflin, Pryor, OK 4.9 $1,333.33 ea; Keven Daniel, Citra, FL – Adam Plyler, Pageland, SC 5.1 $888.89 ea; Braxton Culpepper, Poulan, GA – Brad Culpepper, Poulan, GA 5.3 $444.44 ea

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping: Angela Bartley, Chouteau, OK 2.5 $1,777.78; Kyla Matthews, Athens, TN, Sage Dunlap (R), Bear Creek, NC, Brianna Waltz, Dresden, TN split 2.8 $888.89 ea

Round 2

Cowgirl Barrel Racing: Alex Dollar, Florence, AL 17.365 $1,777.78; Stephanie Joyner, Henryetta, OK 17.493 $1,333.33; Julie Thomas, Ranger, GA 17.546 $888.89; Wendy Chesnut, Poultney, VT 17.553 $444.44

Bareback Bronc: Yance Day, Tahlequah, OK 82.00 $1,777.78; Tanner Phipps, Dalton, GA 80.50 $1,333.33; Houston Herbert, College Grove, TN 79.00 $888.89; Kenneth Glick, Belton, SC 78.75 $444.44

Bull Riding: Lukasey Morris, Union City, OK 79.75 $1,777.78; Benjamin Havill, Tyringham, MA 77.50 $1,333.33; Josh Steele, Sparta, MO 60.50 $888.89; Zeke Benge, Mount Airy, NC 46.00 $444.44

Saddle Bronc: Kody Rinehart, Rienzi, MS 82.75 $1,777.78; Kenneth Glick, Belton, SC 77.25 $1,333.33; Jack Smithson, Springfield, TN 76.50 $888.89; Trey Watts, Muncy, PA 76.00 $444.44

Tie-Down Roping: Hadley Deshazo, Ash Flat, AR 7.7 $1,777.78; Trent Creager, Stillwater, OK 8.3 $1,333.33; Zeb Chapman, LaFayette, GA, Zak Danison, Canal Winchester, OH split 8.9 $666.67 ea

Steer Wrestling: Cody Mousseau, Aylmer, ON 5.0 $1,777.78; Austin Mason, Henryetta, OK 7.6 $1,333.33; Tyler Harris, Pleasanton, KS 13.4 $888.89; Caleb Little, Dexter, KY 14.9 $444.44

Team Roping: Keven Daniel, Citra, FL – Adam Plyler, Pageland, SC 5.3 $1,777.78 ea; Kaston Peavy, Bay Minette, AL – Tanner Saunders, Hudson, NC 5.5 $1,333.33 ea; Zeb Chapman, LaFayette, GA – Ross Lowry, Summerville, GA 5.6 $888.89 ea; Trevor Howard, Pocola, OK – Cody Heflin, Pryor, OK 6.1 $444.44 ea

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping: Brianna Waltz, Dresden, TN, Halle Tatham (R), Pryor, OK split 2.7 $1,555.55 ea; Shelby Osceola (R), Lumberton, MS 3.0 $888.89; Jessie Letzelter, Canyon, TX 3.4 $444.44

Round 1

Cowgirl Barrel Racing: Julie Thomas, Ranger, GA 17.377 $1,777.78; Wendy Chesnut, Poultney, VT 17.490 $1,333.33; Stephanie Joyner, Henryetta, OK 17.633 $888.89; Lauren Smith, Charlotte, NC 17.643 $444.44


Bareback Bronc: Tyler Waltz, Dresden, TN 80.25 $1,777.78; Yance Day, Tahlequah, OK 77.50 $1,333.33; Stetson Cole Bierman, Martin, TN 77.25 $888.89; Lane Rowland, Pottersville, MO 76.00 $444.44

Bull Riding: Mirko Martineau, Stanstead, QU 77.75 $2,222.22; Lukasey Morris, Union City, OK 72.75 $1,333.33; Deklan Garland, Foster, OK 70.50 $888.89

Saddle Bronc: Blane Stacy, Blanchard, OK 75.25 $1,777.78; Trey Watts, Muncy, PA 74.75 $1,333.33; Kody Rinehart, Rienzi, MS 73.25 $888.89; Hayden Phipps, Dalton, GA 73.00 $444.44

Tie-Down Roping: Clay Yadon, Otterbein, IN 8.5 $1,777.78; Chase Thrasher, Union City, TN 8.6 $1,333.33; Justin Thigpen, Waycross, GA 8.9 $888.89; Glenn Jackson, Okmulgee, OK 9.3 $444.44

Steer Wrestling: Austin Mason, Henryetta, OK 4.1 $1,777.78; David Jr. Reagor, Morris, OK 4.6 $1,333.33; Raymond Postlethwait, Adrian, MI 5.0 $888.89; Caleb Little, Dexter, KY 5.7 $444.44

Team Roping: Trevor Howard, Pocola, OK – Cody Heflin, Pryor, OK 6.0 $1,777.78 ea; Jesse Stipes, Salina, OK – Casey Stipes, Salina, OK 6.2 $1,333.33 ea; Kyle Letzelter, Canyon, TX – Tom Miller, Pauls Valley, OK 7.1 $888.89 ea; Keven Daniel, Citra, FL – Adam Plyler, Pageland, SC 10.8 $444.44 ea

Cowgirl Breakaway Roping: Cali Griffin, Sperry, OK 2.7 $1,777.78; Halle Tatham (R), Pryor, OK 2.9 $1,333.33; Jessie Letzelter, Canyon, TX, Hannah Hughes (R), Fort Scott, KS split 3.4 $666.67 ea

Author

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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