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Garrett Tribble, who clinched the world title before the IFR began, continued his hot streak by winning the second round Saturday afternoon. (PHOTO BY LACEY STEVENS, RODEO NEWS)

Garrett Tribble, who clinched the world title before the IFR began, continued his hot streak by winning the second round Saturday afternoon. (PHOTO BY LACEY STEVENS, RODEO NEWS)

17-YEAR-OLD CHAMP WINS SECOND ROUND AT IFR 45

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four months shy of his 18th birthday, Garrett Tribble of Bristow, Okla., is already a world champion bull rider.

“I couldn’t ask for a better year,” said Tribble, who has earned more than $39,500 this season in the International Professional Rodeo Association. “It’s been outstanding.”

That outstanding season continued Saturday afternoon, when he rode the Oubre Rodeo bull Donkey for 84.25 points to win the second go-round of International Finals Rodeo 45. His season earnings include the $1,792 he earned for having the highest-marked ride in the round.

“I knew that was a great bull,” said Tribble, a senior at Bristow High School who is wrapping up his rookie campaign in the IPRA. “I knew what I had to do, and that was hustling. It felt like he had me beat the whole ride, but it worked out.”

Yes, it did. It’s just another feather in the cap to a cowboy that started his career at age 6 riding sheep and advanced through the ranks – steer riding, junior bulls and full size bulls, the latter of which he began just a year ago. Now he’s competing at the IFR, which is sponsored by Love’s Country Store, RAM Trucks, Tener’s, Graham’s, Oxbow Tack, OG&E, Langston’s, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Harrison Manufacturing.

“I just watch videos and practice on barrels,” he said. “I don’t hardly get on any practice bulls; it’s all mental really. If you psyche yourself out before you get on them, you’re not going to do any good.

“This is what I’ve wanted to do forever. Everybody just pushed me to be the best, so that’s what I’m trying to do.”

He’s definitely off to the right start.

International Finals Rodeo
Jim Norick State Fair Arena
Second Go-Round
Jan. 16, 2015

Bareback riding: 1. Joshua Michael Creger, 79.5 points on Latting Rodeo’s High Protein, $1,792; 2. Shawn Minor, 77.75, $1,344; 3. Bruno Roby, 77.5, $896; 4. (tie) Brian Leddy and Spur Lacasse, 76.5, $224 each. Average leaders: 1. Spur Lacasse, 156.25 points on two rides; 2. Bruno Roby, 155.5; 3. Mark Justin Kreder, 154; 4. Joshua Michal Creger, 153.25.

Steer wrestling: 1. Ronnie Fields, 4.0 seconds, $1,792; 2. (tie) Cody Mousseau and Jacob Dewerting, 4.2, $1,120 each; 4. Brad Stewart, 4.3, $448. Average leaders: 1. Ronnie Fields, 7.9 seconds on two runs; 2. Brad Stewart, 8.2; 3. Jacob Dewerting, 8.8; 4. Tim Kemp, 9.8.

Team roping: 1. Gable Hildrebrand/Ethan Cory, 4.5, $1,792; 2. Zac Small/Joseph Harrison, 5.3, $1,344; 3. Jesse Stipes/Casey Stipes, 5.5, $896; 4. J.D. Young/Alex Brooks, 5.7, $448. Average leaders: 1. Gable Hildrebrand/Ethan Cory, 10.1 seconds on two runs; 2. Zac Small/Joseph Harrison, 11.7; 3. Jason Tucker/Caleb Anderson, 12.7; 4. Cody Mousseau/Tyler Kidd, 13.5.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Tyler West, 78.75 points on Wild Horse Rodeo’s Painted River, $1,792; 2. Shane Hand, 78.5, $1,344; 3. Jet McCoy, 78, $896; 4. Shawn Minor, 77.75, $448. Average leaders: 1. Jet McCoy, 154.75 points on two rides; 2. Sean Prater, 82.75 points on one ride; 3. Tyler West, 78.75; 4. Shane Hand, 78.5.

Tie-down roping: 1. Cody McCartney, 8.3 seconds, $1,792; 2. Mitch Rinehart, 8.9, $1,344; 3. J.C. King, 9.0, $896; 4. Tyler Milligan, 9.4, $448. Average leaders: 1. J.C. King, 17.9 seconds on two runs; 2. Tyler Milligan, 18.4; 3. Cody Mousseau, 19.7; 4. Ethan Hill, 20.2.

Breakaway roping: 1. (tie) Jamie Ellsworth and Robi Jo Treat, 2.7 seconds, $583 each; 3. Samantha Herbert, 2.9, $333; 4. Megan Rinehart, 3.2, $167. Average leaders: 1. Samantha Herbert, 5.9 seconds on two runs; 2. Megan Rinehart, 6.0; 3. Tina Hamilton, 6.3; 4. Jenna Lee Hays, 15.3.

Barrel racing: 1. Amber Mostoller, 15.350 seconds, $1,792; 2. Barbara Jimison, 15.426, $1,344; 3. Megan Rinehart, 15.478, $896; 4. Gabrielle Oder, 15.556, $448. Average leaders: 1. Amber Mostoller, 30.892 seconds on two runs; 2. Gabrielle Oder, 30.944; 3. Natalie Overholt, 31.348; 4. Jessica Gauthier, 31.393.

Bull riding: 1. Garrett Tribble, 84.25 points on Oubre Rodeo’s Donkey, $1,792; 2. (tie) Al Vaal and Jason Tinsman, 82.75, $1,120 each. Average leaders: 1. Al Vaal, 156.75 points on two rides; 2. Garrett Tribble, 84.25 points on one ride; 3. Jason Tinsman, 82.75; 4. Weston Quesenberry, 82.

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