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.
“I like traveling with my dad. I get to enter some of the toughest rodeos out there and he gets to announce me—and he never gets my name wrong.”
Kenzie Cook from Barnwell, South Carolina, won the first round of the 2019 International Finals Youth Rodeo in the barrel racing. Her time of 16.408 beat the next time of 16.46.
Check out a results update from the first round of competition at the International Finals Youth Rodeo, which began July 7 and will run through July 12 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. You’ll also get a fun look into IFYR competitor Mikayla Joh Almond’s experience and she competes for championship honors and enjoys the memories made.