The finals of the 2017 International Finals Youth Rodeo are one step closer to being decided after the second go continued Thursday night. The top 15 in the average from the first two goes will continue to the finals tonight.
Elizabeth Broussard of Estherwood, LA led the barrel racing with a total time of 30.022. Rio Flaherty averaged at 33.167 (El Dorado, KS) for second.
In the pole bending, Anna Dietrich (Greenville, IN) put in the top time in each go to total a time of 40.730. Brookyn Gunter (Sulphur, LA) totaled 40.963 for second.
Breakaway roping was led by McKenzie Wansing (Garden City, MO) who put up a 1.8 second run in the second go to improve from her 2.8 the first go for a total of 4.6. The 1.8 time set a new record at the IFYR. Shelby Lankford (Blanchard, OK) put up a 2.4 and 2.3 to trail Wansing with a total of 4.7 seconds.
Beau Peterson of Council Grove, KS led goat tying with a 14.4 total and Karissa Rayhill (Martin, SD) put up a 15-flat total to take second place.
In the calf roping Ty Harris (San Angelo, TX) had a total of 17.4 seconds for first and Ben Piazza (Twin Oaks, OK) trailed with a time of 18.5 for second.
Creede Hicks (Wanette, OK) continued to dominate in steer wrestling with a second go time of 4.0 to complete the two rounds with an 8.5 total. Parker Carleton (Wauchula, FL) was second with a 9.1 time.
Stetson Wright (Milford, UT) went scoreless in the second go of the saddle bronc but led with a total of 83.5 as no rider through Thursday produced two successful runs. Reed Neely (Sanger, CA) was second with a score of 76 and Daylon Swearingen (Piffard, NY) stood at 70.5 for third.
In the bareback, Payton Lackey (Blanco, TX) hit a total score of 151.5 to lead as Swearingen trailed in second at 150.5.
Judd Hebert (Egan, LA) was the only bull rider through Thursday night to produce successful runs in both goes to total at 170.5. Wright is due up to run this morning and sits in second with a score of 83.5.
Lane Cooper (Weatherford, TX) and Blake Bentley (Burleson, TX) led team roping with a 13.0 and Gus Howell (Harrison, AR) and Justin Wood (Heber Springs, AR) were in second with a 13.5.
The rodeo continues this morning at 9 a.m. and will conclude in the finals tonight at 7:30.