Work is underway at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center's outdoor arena in preparation for next week's International Finals Youth Rodeo.

More than 850 contestants from across the United States and Australia will compete in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas throughout the week. Featured 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 Friday night in the championship round short go for prizes and a portion of the cash purse.