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2013 International Finals Rodeo

by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings and Sarah Phipps Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm •  Published: January 23, 2013
Dogs perform during the International Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City,  Saturday,Nov. 9, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Dogs perform during the International Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday,Nov. 9, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

 

With a high level of danger in many of the events, the rodeo usually makes exciting pictures. But sometimes there’s good stuff between the shots of a cowboy getting thrown by a bull or a textbook ride of a bareback bronc. Here are three pictures that I liked away from the action at the International Finals Rodeo this weekend.

For more IFR photos (and lots of action pics), these galleries will hook you up:

IFR, Friday, January 18.

IFR, Saturday afternoon, January 19.

IFR, Sunday, January 20.

 

Will Abshure, of Ward, Arkansas, prepares to compete during the final performance of International Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman
Will Abshure, of Ward, Arkansas, prepares to compete during the final performance of International Finals Rodeo at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman

 

A contestant is interviewed before the International Finals Rodeo inside the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
A contestant is interviewed before the International Finals Rodeo inside the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

 

-Nate Billings

 

 

 

by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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