2018-07-11 / News

Midville resident to compete in International Finals Youth Rodeo

From Staff Reports

Lane Bradley of Midville is currently competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. Bradley is amongst more than 850 of the top high school rodeo athletes participating in IFYR, the world’s richest youth rodeo, with more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. He is vying for prizes in tie down roping. Contestants will compete in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas throughout the week. Events include barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding. The IFYR consists of two long go-rounds and a short go. All contestants compete once in each of the long go-rounds. The top 15 averages in each event will compete in the short go finals on Friday. “The International Finals Youth Rodeo attracts the best youth rodeo athletes in the world,” said Chris Dunlap, assistant director of the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center and International Finals Youth Rodeo. “The IFYR was developed to provide a professional level competition to high school athletes and now, more than two decades later, the IFYR is where any hopeful rodeo champion wants to be and be seen.” In 2017, more than 920 contestants and their families traveled from 34 states and Australia to participate. For more information, visit IFYR.com or call 405.275.7020.

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