Jesse Leon Stipes and Casey Stipes Win Their First International Professional Rodeo World Titles

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At the 40th annual International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City, Okla., history was made. Shawn Minor, of Camden, Ohio, moved into second place on the all-time list for International Professional Rodeo Association World Titles when he won his sixth bareback riding title, second saddle bronc title and fifth all-around title. Last year, he won the bareback riding and all-around titles.

The wins moved him past three cowboys who are tied with 11: Ben Jordan, Jake Wiseman and Dale Yerigan. However, Minor still has a long way to go to catch IPRA legend Dan Dailey, who has 29 titles: 17 all-around, 11 saddle bronc and one steer wrestling. Dailey qualified for the IFR in every event at one time or another except tie-down roping.

Brothers Jesse Leon Stipes and Casey Stipes from Salina, Okla., won the team roping, while barrel racer Mesa Leavitt and steer wrestler Matthew Mouseau repeated as champions.