From mutton bustin’ to calf riding to junior steer riding, three local boys claimed championships and awards.
Myles Turner along with Braxton and Baker Bingham set out to compete for the championships for their hometown with hard work and dedication.
By the end of the day, the boys took home several awards in a couple of categories.
The boys competed in the Texas Youth Bull Riders (TYBR) year end finals event on July 9-10 in Saginaw, Texas.
Myles Turner took home the 2021 Texas Youth Bull Riders Year End Champion, as well as the High Money Winner for the year in Calf Riding.
Baker Bingham took home the 2021 Texas Youth Bull Riders State Finals Average Champion, the Year End Champion and the High Money Winner for the year in Mutton Bustin’.
Braxton Bingham took home the 2021 Texas Youth Bull riders State Finals Reserve Champion, the Year End Champion and High Money Winner for the year in Junior Steers.
Cashe Turner, mother to Myles Turner, said she’s really proud of these young boys and their accomplishments.
“(I) couldn’t be more proud of these three boys and see all their hard work pay off,” Turner said. “(I) love seeing their hard work pay off, and how much fun they have.”
According to Turner, these young cowboys from Stephens County brought back these championships from the Texas competition.
Myles is eight years old from Comanche and ready to embark into third grade at Empire Elementary School.
Turner said Myles got involved in rodeo because of his dad and herself.
“We both rodeoed growing up through high school, college, amateur,” Turner said. “His dad pro-rodeoed too.”
According to Turner, Myles enjoys participating in these types of events and all the friends he makes and has made from it, as well as winning money and getting to go to more competitions and events.
“Myles has been rodeoing since he was three, but only riding calves for the last year and a half,” Turner said.
According to Turner, Myles wants to continue competing at future rodeos and “get to the professional level.”
The next competition takes place in August.
“He is looking forward to the next event,” Turner said. “The next big bull riding he is going to is the Youth Bull Riding World Finals in Abilene, Texas, the first week of August and then on to the International Miniature Bucking Bull World Finals in November at Reno, Nevada.”
Tanda Bingham, mother to Braxton and Baker Bingham, said her boys have been riding now for several years, with her youngest following up after his brother.
From Bray-Doyle, Braxton and Baker have recently competed in the Texas competition, bringing home championships.
Braxton is 11 years old and and began with riding sheep at a young age.
“My mom and dad took me to ride sheep and I liked it a lot,” Braxton said.
Braxton said he likes getting to see all of his friends from all over and “getting on bulls.”
According to Braxton, he has been involved in these events for seven years.
Braxton said he wants to “be a World Champion PRCA Bull rider” and he is looking forward to the YBR Youth Bull Riders World Finals.
Following in his big brothers footsteps, Baker is five years old and has been riding for two years.
According to Baker, he loves to ride, because his brother rides.
“(I like) covering my sheep and being with my friends,” Baker said.
Baker said he wants to be a “big bull rider” and that he is looking forward to the next big event in Abilene.