International Finals Youth Rodeo continues in Shawnee

Thursday, July 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Shawnee-AP) -- Oklahoma cowboys got thrown from their top spots in bull riding on the third day of the International Finals Youth Rodeo.

TJ Pittmon of Mill Creek and Toby Bean of Bethel lost their first and second places spots after leading for two days.

Link Cooper of Louisburg, Kansas, took first place with 87 points. Cooper raked in $1,398. Sam Smith of Sulphur Springs, Texas, beat out Bean for the second place spot. Smith has 83 points and won $1,049.

Justin McDaniel of Porum gained third place with a score of 81 points and a cash prize of $786.

The rodeo has participants from across the nation and from Canada and Australia. The event lasts through Saturday.