Three top 10 overall finishes were among the highlights for the Seminole Tribe and the Eastern Indian Rodeo Association at the Indian National Finals Rodeo.
Held in late October at South Pointe Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, the annual event draws hundreds of the best cowboys and cowgirls from Indian Country.
Blevyns Jumper turned in the top performance from the EIRA. He finished seventh overall in tie-down roping, which included round 4’s fifth-fastest time (11.19).
He also competed in steer wrestling, garnering the ninth fastest time in round three (10.15).
Jacoby Johns finished ninth overall in bareback riding. He had the fifth best score in round two (75).
Shelby Osceola finished tenth overall in ladies breakaway roping. She started the competition in strong fashion with the sixth fastest time on day one (2.64) and the fifth fastest time on day two (2.52).
Madisyn Osceola had the eighth fastest time in ladies breakaway in round three (3.61).
Also, Loretta Peterson (15.5) and Cyiah Avila (15.6) finished ninth and tenth, respectively, in round three of ladies barrel racing.
Peterson also finished ninth in round four.
Justin Gopher and Adale Driggers teamed up for the eighth fastest time in team roping in round three (12.13).
Connor Osborn and Josh Jumper turned in the 12th fastest time in team roping on day two (10.34).
2019 INFR World Champions
Bareback – Jayco Roper
Steer Wrestling – Bryton Edmundson
Ladies Breakaway – Jareth Hale
Saddle Bronc – Cole Elshere
Tie-down Roping – Quinton Inman
Team Roping – Edward Hawley, Myles John
Ladies Barrels – Sonya Dodging Horse
Bull Riding – Wyatt Nez
Ladies All-Around – Shantell Brewer
Men’s All-Around – Fran Marchand