The Border Watch : January 13th 2015
36 RODEO Bulls, broncs and motorbike From back page The action began with a motocross display from Josh Burdon, along with two other riders and it was not long before the drama unfolded, with Burdon landing awkwardly on the ramp and crashing into the fence in front of the spectators who lined the ring. He was soon back on his feet and limped out of the ring, the accident resulting in a fractured eye socket and a few bumps and bruises. From there the remaining two riders – Jordan Gillies and Luke McNeill – showed their prowess in the air with superman and back-flip manoeuvres, warming up the crowd for the rodeo. The bull riders entered the ring and the dust began to fly, with most of the bulls taking the upper hand. Even the saddle bronc riders were finding it hard to stay on their steeds and an exciting competition ensued. The women came out and showed their style and ability in the barrel race and again the going was tough, with the slippery surface bringing riders to grief. For the night Tango was named best bucking horse, Raw Deal received the honours for the bucking bulls and Hillery was named best bareback horse. In the open bull ride, Darcy McBean took the honours with a score of 81, ahead of Ben Hall on 76 and Adam Hinkley on 69. The Division 2 bull ride went to Matt Bee with a score of 70. In a close contest, Glen Kent took out the open saddle bronc event with a score of 77, just pipping Dave Stacey on 76. The Division 2 saddle bronc event saw Mick Krienke take the honours with 69 points, ahead of Lachlan Polaski and Lincoln Steele, both on 64. The open bare back event saw an even closer result, with Hall and Owen Lee tying on 72 points, followed by Brock Webber on 66. In the junior bull ride Kody Mayo was best with 71 points, ahead of Joe Downs on 68 and Beau Kerr on 65. In the women’s barrel race Elly Hulls was too fast around the obstacles, taking the honours ahead of Claudia Hunter and Renae Kent. Finally the junior barrel race saw Marron Thompson take the honours with a fast time ahead of Memphis Osborne and Molly Crowe. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au CASUALTY: Josh Burdon brought his freestyle motocross show to the rodeo but fell early in the night, slamming into the fence around the ring. NAME TO WATCH: One of the up-and-coming riders, Zane Brandenburg heads out of the chute in the junior bull ride event. TANGLED: Jack Woodall attempts to break free from his bull, but with his hand caught up, he needed assistance on the run. Pictures: TREVOR JACKSON IN THE AIR: Tanna Ireland’s bucking bronc gives him a tough workout. 36 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 HAT-LESS: Claudia Hunter loses her hat as she pushes through the women’s barrel race. HEADING HOME: Sam Scott pushes hard towards the timing mark in the barrel race.
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