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July 9-14 – Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee  

From Established in 1993, the International Finals Youth Rodeo is an internationally recognized high school rodeo. Known as the world’s richest youth rodeo, the IFYR attracts the greatest high school rodeo athletes from around the world. 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 the short go. All contestants compete once in each of the long go-rounds. The top 15 averages in each event will compete for half the prize purse in the short go, plus championship saddles, buckles and more. For a full schedule of events, visit

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