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Maddy Deerman of Hope and the rest of the Bloomer team will be competing against approximately 1,200 other contestants July 8-13 at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla.

The IFYR, also known as the Cheyenne of High School Rodeo, prepares youth to move up to the next level. It offers 11 performances of the top high-school rodeo action, three arenas running simultaneously, and a more than $200,000 payoff. The best of the best compete at Shawnee, and it is the coveted win in a high-school rodeo career.

Team members are chosen to represent Bloomer Trailers not only on their ability to win in their event but also based on moral character, attitude, competitive spirit, and leadership ability.

“Becoming a champion is not easy. It takes hard work, perseverance and dedication to get to the top and stay at the top of any field. Deerman has all the qualities of a winner, and we are proud to have her on our team,” said Randy Bloomer, owner of Bloomer Trailers.

The majority of the Bloomer team members will go on to compete at the college and pro level. The Bloomer Trailers program works hard with the team members leading up to the competition in several areas, including obtaining sponsors, interviewing for television and radio, the business side of rodeo, professional photo shoots, live filming, and focusing on being a winner in and out of the arena. They work with several professional rodeo athletes from the Bloomer Trailers Pro Team, such as Sage Kimzey, Marty Yates, Hailey Kinsel, and many others.

All team members are trained by former professional announcer Chris Rankin and broadcaster/journalist Alexis Bloomer, along with being interviewed for future commercials.

Former Olympic figure skater Paige Lawrence and Billboard Top Country Music Artist Granger Smith spoke to the team this year about earning success. Bloomer team members also work with such companies as Rock and Roll Denim, Panhandle Slim, Justin Boots, and many others that look at each one as the future of pro rodeo.

Deerman is a graduate of Artesia High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and maintained a 4.0 GPA. She has had much success in her high-school rodeo career, including New Mexico State Champion Breakaway Roper and Best of the Best Breakaway Champion. She will continue her education at Sam Houston State University, where she will study chemistry.

She is the daughter of Joley Deerman and the late Brook Deerman.

For more information about Bloomer Trailers and their team, contact Bloomer Trailers at 1-800-390-6377, email [email protected], or visit www.bloomertrailers.com.