Next week, Buena Vista’s Sadie Shake is competing in barrel racing at the 27th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo.
More than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles are awarded at the rodeo, which takes place July 7-12 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla.
Shake will join more than 750 of the top high school rodeo athletes from around the world for the 2019 IFYR. She is vying for prizes in barrel racing.
In 2017, Shake placed fifth in the competition with a score of 49.981
Contestants will compete in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas throughout the week. Events include cowgirls barrel racing, cowgirls pole bending, cowgirls breakaway roping, cowgirls 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 in the short go finals on Friday.