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Livonia’s Taylor Allen Named Two-Time World Champion

Livonia’s Taylor Allen Named Two-Time World Champion

Livonia High School is proud to recognize ninth-grader Taylor Allen for his recent unprecedented success in the national rodeo circuit.  Taylor spent most of 2018 traveling - competing with ranch hands that he views as friends -  to qualify for the International Miniature Rodeo Association World Finals which occurs annually in Oklahoma City. Thursday, Jan 17 was the first round of competition, or as some call it “performance,” where he was able to meet his competitors from all over the world.  In his first performance of the finals, Taylor won first place in the senior division of bull riding.  In typical rodeo fashion, the second performance took place that afternoon, and Taylor’s ride landed him in third place.  His outstanding scores and rides officially secured him a spot in the top 5 of senior division bull riders who would advance to the short round on Friday.

Taylor entered his third performance Friday morning sitting in first place with the highest overall average for the senior division of bull riding.  At the conclusion of Friday’s performance, Taylor earned first place for the second time.   This considerable honor advanced him as one of the top two senior division bull riders who would proceed to the final championship round the following day, Saturday, Jan 19th.   After Saturday’s intense rounds and flawless rides, Taylor was named a two-time IMRA (International Miniature Rodeo Association) WORLD CHAMPION.  The Glynn native is the only senior division bull rider to cover all four of his bulls throughout the week of World Finals. Taylor won his first World Finals title in 2017 and his recent World Finals title for 2018 is from the 2018 qualifying season.  

Livonia High School commends Taylor for his dedication and commitment to this competitive and venturesome sport and proudly congratulates him on this prestigious national award.  Taylor is the son of Monica Collie of Glynn.