Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Runyon to compete in International Finals Youth Rodeo
Derek Runyan of Silver City is competing in the 24th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo held July 10-15 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, in Shawnee, Okla.
Runyan is participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win his share of more than $200,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles.
Runyan will join more than 800 of the top high school rodeo athletes from across the United States for the 2016 IFYR. Contestants will compete in 10 events running simultaneously in three arenas throughout the week. 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 fame and prizes. Runyan is vying for prizes in tie-down roping and team roping. “Our main purpose from the beginning of the International Finals Youth
Rodeo has been to provide high school athletes with a professional level
rodeo,” said Chris Dunlap, assistant director of the Heart of Oklahoma
Exposition Center and International Finals Youth Rodeo. “It’s a great
opportunity for these young athletes to get an idea of what to expect if
they continue to rodeo in college and beyond.”...more