Twice as sweet
IFR 54: Kyla Matthews Seizes Second World Championship by $7K

Kyla Matthews secured her second IPRA World Championship in two years aboard buckskin mare "Senorita."

Kyla Matthews continued her season momentum through IFR 54, sinking IPRA World Championship No. 2 at the Lazy E Arena.
Kyla Matthews continued her season momentum through IFR 54, sinking IPRA World Championship No. 2 at the Lazy E Arena. Photo by 870 Sports courtesy IPRA

IFR 54 breakaway ropers rocked the Lazy E Arena Jan. 11–14, 2024, battling for a chance at some of the money in the four go-rounds and average.

In the end, Kyla Matthews emerged as the world champion with $37,986 in earnings riding buckskin grade mare “Senorita.”

Find IFR 54 breakaway average and finals IPRA world standings below.

IFR 54 Average:

PlaceAthleteTimeMoney
1Kelsey Mabry11.7/4$7,407
2Hadassah Mullet8.4/3$5,556
3Payton Dingman11.7/3$3,704
4Maelee Wade13.9/3$1,852

IFR 54 Breakaway World Standings:

PlaceAthleteMoney
1Kyla Matthews$37,986
2Maelee Wade$30,163
3Hadassah Mullet$25,689
4Kelsey Mabry$25,345
5Sarah Toole$21,299
6Addee Carder$21,280
7Tabitha Owens$18,492
8Sage Dunlap$18,470
9Cali Griffin$16,460
10Payton Dingman$15,229
11Cassie Chapman$15,020
12Oralee Madison$14,951
13Vanessa Madison$14,267
14Jessie Nooren$14,266
15Chelsey Abernathy$13,214

About IPRA and IFR

The International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) is a prominent organization in the world of professional rodeo, with a history dating back to its founding in 1957 as the Interstate Rodeo Association (IRA). Initially established to address concerns related to the credibility of rodeo events, particularly in the Eastern United States, the organization evolved and expanded its scope over the years.

One of the significant events organized by the IPRA is the International Finals Rodeo (IFR), which commenced in 1971. The IFR serves as the culmination of the rodeo season, where world champions are crowned across different rodeo events.

With nearly 300 sanctioned rodeos, a membership base exceeding 2,400 members, and a presence in both the United States and Canada, the International Professional Rodeo Association remains a leading force in promoting and organizing professional rodeo competitions.

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