The Border Watch : January 15th 2014
34 RODEO VITARA URBAN2WD Future looks safe MORRIS ROD email@example.com WITH four years now behind it, the Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Rodeo is now firmly entrenched on the Blue Lake city’s sporting calendar. Hosted by the East Gambier Sportsmen’s Club and conducted under the banner of the Woodall Rodeo Promotions, the event has grown in stature in a short space of time. An estimated crowd of just over 1700 paid $23,000 at the McDonald Park gates last Saturday and witnessed some top class rodeo action. Bathed in glorious sunshine, the twilight rodeo had a little bit of everything from bull rides to bronco riders, women’s barrel racing and open bareback. The program also included motocross events for fans of a different sort of horsepower. The feature event on the program, the open bull ride produced unlimited highlights but it was no surprise to see Warren Coatman take the overall prize. Coatman is the current Victorian King of the High Country and one of the best rodeo performers on the national circuit. Coatman – from Nar Nar Goon in Victoria – earnt enough points on Saturday to win the open bull ride title from Cody Teece and Rohan Markham. The Division 2 bull ride title was won by Sheldon Caddies ahead of Cody Ireland and $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY MAC SUZUKI 635975 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 Rodeo attracts big crowd OPEN CHAMPION: Warren Coatman was in top form to win the open bull ride at the Mount Gambier Rodeo. Lachlan Waters. Winnap competitor, Tammy Woodall had yet another consistent Mount Gambier Rodeo, winning the women’s barrel race and then fi nishing second to Marion Thompson in the junior bull ride. In 2013, Glenn Kent fi nished fourth in the open bronco ride, but on Saturday climbed three places to win from Les Stacey and Cameron Sandercock. Stacey had better luck in the open bareback ride event, winning clearly. The Division 2 bronco ride was won by Michael Krienke. Next event on the rodeo circuit in the immediate region will be the Dartmoor Roughstock State Championships on February 1. Results – Junior bull ride: Marion Thompson 1st; Tammy Woodall 2nd; Libby Halliday 3rd; Zoe Halliday 4th. Division 2 bronc ride: Michael Krienke 1st; Trent Wilson 2nd; Lincoln Steel 3rd; Lachlan Polaski 4th. Open bronc ride: Glenn Kent 1st; Les Stacey 2nd; Cameron Sandercock 3rd. Women’s barrel race: Tammy Pictures: PHIL HOLMES Woodall 1st; Latteciah Despirit 2nd; Calla Mathews 3rd; Rebecca Keagh 4th. Open bull ride: Warren Coatman 1st; Cody Teece 2nd; Rohan Markham 3rd. Division 2 bull ride: Sheldon Caddies 1st; Cody Ireland 2nd; Lachlan Waters 3rd. Open bareback ride: Les Stacey 1st. DIVISION 2: Cody Ireland fi nished second in the Division 2 bull ride. 34 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 BARREL RUN: Sam Pratt competing in the barrel race.
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