Austin Ambrose began the Oklahoma High School Finals Rodeo weekend as the state’s top bull rider.

The Fletcher High School junior ended it the same way with a smoking 81-point ride to win the bull riding at the finals. Ambrose was the only rider to earn a qualified ride in Saturday's final round. His 81 was the best of seven qualified rides for the entire weekend.

Sam Wyatt’s 74 from Friday night was the second highest score of the weekend.

Clint Lindenfield turned in the highest score of the weekend in saddle bronc riding with a 76. His 214-point total on three head won the average by 47 points over Trevor McCaslin.

Justin Anderson continued to dominate bareback riding. Anderson’s 69-point ride won the final round and his 217 total on three head won by 21 points over Cody Taylor.

Anderson’s best score was a 76 from Friday.

The timed events brought a mix of exceptional performance and tough outings.

In girls breakaway roping, Robi Jo Inman of Ketchum wrapped up the average win with a run of 4.03-seconds. She had 10.02 for three runs over the weekend.

Second was Brittany Young of Buffalo with 10.89 on three head. Third was Kelsie Chace of Cherokee.

Interestingly, only six of the 15 competitors recorded a time.

In calf roping, Cody Shelley had a blistering 9.22-second run to win the round, but Trevor Bebee won the average with a 30.53 on two three head. Bebee tied his final calf in 11.02 seconds to just edge Shelley. Third place went to Blake Deckard.

Amy Outhier earned a dramatic final round victory in goats with a time of 7.25 seconds. Outhier had one of four runs under eight seconds on the final night.

Erica Creswell won the average with a 7.55 second final run for 24.12 in three rounds. Jessi Eagleberger was second in the average at 25.07 and Outhier third at 25.57.

Broken barriers cost several competitors time in the steer wrestling event.

Chandler freshman Kash Koester, though, was solid with a 6.05-second effort and average win with 20.88 on three head.

Cade Collins, also a Chandler freshman, won the go-round with 5.43 seconds.

Garrett Baggs of Buffalo was second in the average with 24.22.

Kylie Ward used a 17.113-second run to win the barrel racing average. Ward finished at 52.527 for three rounds to edge Samantha Miller and Kodi Cunningham.

Ward’s 17.113 was the fastest round of the entire weekend.

Team roping belonged to Bubba Buckaloo and Joseph Harrison.

The duo easily claimed the average with 23.20 seconds on three runs. They finished it with a 7.63-second run, the third best of the final round.

Robert Gasaway and Houston Harris, who topped the team roping standings entering the finals, won the round with a 7.26-second run.

In the poles, Kendra Bray of Wetumka won for the second consecutive night with a 19.732 run, the only one under 20 seconds.

Bray’s average of 60.012 was enough to beat Outhier, who had 60.621 on three rounds.

Several contenders had difficult nights and lost precious time by knocking down poles.

Rodeo activities conclude today with an awards ceremony at Woodward High School starting at 11 a.m.

Members of the state team for the National Finals in July will be announced at the ceremony.

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