SHAWNEE, Oklahoma – The IFYR (International Finals Youth Rodeo) announced today that entries for the July 11-16 event will close tomorrow June 25 at 11:59 p.m. CT. The youth event set to take place in Shawnee, Oklahoma will be the richest youth rodeo in the sport paying out upwards of $250,000.
The IFYR will feature 11 total performances, beginning Sunday, July 11 at 8 p.m. with the final performance taking place Friday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. with three arenas running simultaneously during each performance. The event will consist of two long-go's and a short-go, made up of the top 15 contestants in each event.
Athletes in 10 disciplines—bareback riding, cowgirls breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, pole bending, goat tying, barrel racing, bull riding, and team roping —will compete for their piece of the $250,000 purse. Each all-around cowboy and cowgirl will earn the coveted one-year use of an NRS Trailer.
Entry fees for the event will be $150 (pending IFYR permit) and will be taken on entrytool.com.
The event will also serve as a qualifier for the Ote Berry Jr. World Qualifier along with the opportunity for athletes to enter the Hooey Junior Side Pot. Athletes will have the chance to enter the qualifiers on Sunday, July 11 on-site.
FloRodeo will broadcast the event live. Those interested in watching the event can visit florodeo.com.
All rodeo athletes interested in learning more about the IFYR should be directed to ifyr.com.
The six-day event schedule is as follows: