National Little Britches Rodeo Association board of director announces contestant selection for the 2020 Junior Ironman.
Senior boys ages 14-19 battled it out in over 500 sanctioned NLBRA rodeos nationwide. The race came to a close at the 2019 Little Britches finals July 2-7 at the Lazy E. After a tough season of competition, the five NLBRA constituents for the 2020 Junior Ironman were reviewed and recommended by the committee and approved by the full board. The young men were chosen on the merits of points accrued in the 5 events, the level of competition and location during the season. These five young cowboy and five more chosen via a selection process through the Lazy E will have their chance at glory and compete at the 4th annual Jr. Ironman Championship, a building ground for young guns who aspire to one day compete at the Timed Event Championships.
Cooper Slavin- Goodwell, OK
Rylen Sutherland- Benton, KY
Denton Good- Long Valley, SD
Dalton Hartle- Rochester, IN
Kolton Powell- Benton, KY
These 5 contestants will compete in three performances consisting of Heading, Heeling, Tie Down Roping and Steer Wrestling. This will determine the next champion and winner of the $10,000 in prize money. New to the event year is no limitations on who can be the helper; dad, high school partner, or even a pro may assist these youth competitors.
The National Little Britches Rodeo Association is based in Colorado Springs, CO. There are over 500 sanctioned rodeos in 33 states where rodeo athletes ages 5-19 can compete. For more information on the JR. Ironman and membership to the Little Britches visit www.nlbra.com.