International Finals Youth Rodeo By The Numbers

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The 2017 edition of the International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) is celebrating 25 years of superb youth rodeo in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The IFYR will kick off on Sunday, July 9, and go through Friday, July 14. Over the years, many great competitors have made their mark in the history books at the IFYR and many records have been set.

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International Finals Youth Rodeo


25

Number of years the International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) has taken place.

1

Number of locations the International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) has called home.

3

Number of arenas used at the IFYR.

10

Number of events at the IFYR.

2

Number of all-around champions each year.

$9,100.00

Most money won during IFYR to claim an all-around title, which was by Carley Richardson in 2009.

$6,818.58

Most money won during IFYR to claim the boys' all-around title, which was by Tuf Cooper in 2006.

89.5

Highest marked ride in the bull riding, set by Trey Kimzey in 2016.

2001

Year Cade Swor threw a steer in 3.1 seconds in the steer wrestling, which is the fastest time ever in the event.

84.5

Highest marked ride in the bareback riding, set by Clayton Biglow in 2014.

7.5

Fastest time in the tie-down roping, set by Nathan Ponder in 2005 and matched by Catfish Brown in 2012.

2

Number of times Isac Diaz won the saddle bronc riding at the IFYR -- he is also second for highest marked ride with an 82 and second for total average points with 235 points on three head.

2003

Year Rodee Walraven and Beau Marshall set a new record in the average in the team roping, 16.3 seconds on three head.

47.484

Fastest time on three barrel runs, set by by Janae Ward in 2000.

8

Number of consecutive go around wins for Ali Armstrong in the barrel racing.

7.2

Fastest time on three calves in the breakaway roping, set by Samantha Little in 2012 and matched by Blair Bullock in 2015.


2016

Year Brooklyn Gunter set a new arena record and fastest time on three runs in the pole bending.

23.1

Fastest time on three head in the goat tying, set by Ami Outhier in 2006.

7

Number of records broken in 2016.

How many records will be broken in 2017 at the 25th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo?

Here is a look at all the IFYR's records:
Barrel Racing
  • Fastest Time: 2012- Maddie Lang, Harper, Texas- 15.707 seconds​
  • Fastest Average: 2000- Janae Ward, Addington, OK- 47.484 seconds on 3 runs
Pole Bending
  • Fastest Time: 2016- Brooklyn Gunter, Sulphur, LA- 19.303 seconds
  • Fastest Average: 2016- Brooklyn Gunter, Sulphur, LA- 59.110 seconds on 3 runs
Breakaway Roping
  • Fastest Time: 2014- Hannah Gurrola, Ardmore, OK- 1.8 seconds
  • Fastest Average: 2015 & 2012- Blair Bullock, McAlpin, FL  &  Samantha Little, Hackberry, LA- 7.2 seconds on 3 head
Goat Tying
  • Fastest Time: 2016 & 2004- Kaytlyn Miller, Dammeron Valley, UT & Jacey Honey, Rocky Ford, CO- 6.8 seconds
  • Fastest Average: 2006- Ami Outhier, Weatherford, OK- 23.1 seconds on 3 head
Team Roping
  • Fastest Time: 2016 & 2011- Rowdy McFall, Maud, OK/ Colten Madewell, Seminole, OK & Jacob Dagenhart, Statesville, NC/ Cory Clark, McBee, SC- 4.4 seconds
  • Fastest Average: 2007- Rodee Walraven, Datil, NM/ Beau Marshall, Truth or Consequences, NM- 16.3 seconds on 3 head
Tie-Down Roping
  • Fastest Time: 2012 & 2009- Catfish Brown, Collinsville, TX & Nathan Ponder, Troy, MO- 7.5 seconds
  • Fastest Average: 2002- Ryan Jarrett, Summerville, GA- 25.6 seconds on 3 head
Steer Wrestling
  • Fastest Time: 2001- Cade Swor, Winnie, TX- 3.1 seconds
  • Fastest Average: 2009- Kash Koester, Chandler, OK- 11.2 seconds on 3 head
Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Highest Marked Ride: 2016- Cameron Messier, Herald, CA- 87 points
  • Highest Average: 2016- Colt Gordon, Comanche, OK- 242.5 points on 3 head
Bareback Riding
  • Highest Marked Round: 2014- Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA- 84.5 points
  • Highest Average: 2014- Clayton Biglow, Clements, CA- 246 points on 3 head
Bull Riding
  • Highest Marked Round: 2016- Trey Kimzey, Strong City, OK- 89.5 points
  • Highest Average: 2003- Sam Smith, Sulphur Springs, TX- 248 points on 3 head
All-Around:
  • Most Money Won In Boy's All Around: 2006- Tuf Cooper, Decatur, TX- $6,818.58
  • Most Money Won In Girl's All Around: 2009- Carley Richardson, Pampa, TX- $9,100.00

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