Ryder Wright rides Kitty Whistle to an 87-point ride, winning Round 9. The 19-year-old saddle bronc rider went on to claim the world title, the youngest to do so.
Sydni Blanchard rounds her first barrel in Round 7. She finished her run in 13.62 seconds, placing third and earning $15,654.
Guthrie Murray rides a bull in Round 8. He hung on and earned a score of 82.5
Tuf Cooper placed second in the average in tie-down roping, helping him win his first all-around cowboy title.
Opening ceremonies always started out with fireworks, lasers and proud displays of the Star-Spangled Banner.