IFYR Go 1 Final Results

The first round of the International Finals Youth Rodeo concluded Tuesday with the fifth performance. Fast horses took center stage in the barrel racing and pole bending with two cowgirls taking home a combined $3,234 for their efforts. 

The International Finals Youth Rodeo commenced its 26th year Sunday, July 8, at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The IFYR is the richest youth rodeo in the world, with more than $250,000 in prize money, championship saddles and buckles for contestants to pursue. 

The first round of the IFYR concluded on Tuesday with Riley Welch of Comfort, Texas, taking the win in the barrel racing with a time of 16.439, worth $2,075. Gabby Gunter of Sulphur, Louisiana, topped the tough field of pole bending competition with a time of 19.518, worth $1,159. The second go round began Wednesday and will continue through Friday morning, followed by the finals performance Friday evening.

RileyWelch IFYR2018 RodeoBum webRiley Welch. Photo courtesy IFYR/RodeoBum.com

Barrel Racing Results:

Top Five Results after Go 1:

place, name, hometown, time, earnings

1) Riley Welch / Comfort, TX / 16.439 / $2,075

2) Caroline Kelly / Waverly, AL / 16.578 / $1,805

3) Jillian Carter / Benton, LA / 16.594 / $1,534

4) Jordi Edens / Gatesville, TX / 16.606 / $1,263

5) Avery Beimer / Farmersville, TX / 16.614 / $992

Pole Bending Results:

Top Five Results after Go 1:

1) Gabby Gunter / Sulphur, LA / 19.518 / $1,159

2) Jordan Driver / Garden City, TX / 19.825 / $1,008

3) Reagan Davis / Alto, TX / 19.876 / $857

4) Emma Smith / Pleasanton, TX / 20.248 / $706

5) Madison Outhier / Utopia, TX / 20.306 / $554

For full results from first go round visit: IFYR Results  

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