The pros show how it’s done

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS -

WHEN the gates opened at the Dal­rym­ple Bay Coal Ter­mi­nal Mon­ster En­ergy PBR Mackay In­vi­ta­tional last Satur­day night, ev­ery­one could sense a good vibe.

The new pur­pose-built PBRA sta­dium was the per­fect set­ting for a great night of bull rid­ing.

Lo­cal cow­boy Ryan Storey made his pres­ence felt in round one with an 86.5-point ride on Dunne Buck­ing bull Jackie Who.

Re­turn­ing from in­jury, Ather­ton’s Kurt Shep­hard was next with a score of 83.5 on Kleier’s Road Rage just in front of two cow­boys on 82.5, Ge­orge Chong and Budd Wil­liamson.

In round two only three cow­boys man­aged to make the whis­tle – Budd Wil­liamson marked an 83 on Sick N Twisted, ahead of Cody Hef­fer­nan with 82.5 and Nebo’s Mitch Pa­ton.

The top seven rid­ers made it back to the cham­pi­onship round, but vic­tory be­longed to Storey ahead of Pa­ton and Wil­liamson.

PHO­TOS: STUART QUINN

GOOD FORM: North Queens­land bull rider Budd Wil­liamson was happy with how he per­formed at Satur­day night’s PBR in Mackay.

Kurt Shep­hard holds on dur­ing the PBR Mackay In­vi­ta­tional at Queens Park.

Ge­orge Chong gives it his best shot.

Aaron Kleier hangs on to his ride.

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