Wrestling ready to en­ter­tain

Unique sport gives fans event to re­mem­ber at Con­damine Bell Rodeo

Chinchilla News - - ADVERTISING FEATURE | 2017 CONDAMINE BELL RODEO -

THRILLS and spills is the name of the game, and the main at­trac­tion for those who at­tend the Con­damine Bell Rodeo ev­ery year.

The ex­cite­ment pro­duced at the rodeo is sec­ond to none, how­ever it is not just bull rid­ing which has spec­ta­tors on the edge of their seats in an­tic­i­pa­tion.

Steer wrestling is a pop­u­lar event amongst fans and spec­ta­tors, as the dan­ger and ex­cite­ment of the com­pe­ti­tion is worth the price of ad­mis­sion alone.

The event is by no means a main­stream sport, how­ever it boasts plenty of qual­ity, skill and abil­ity which is not found in other sports.

The premise of the sport is sim­ple, but is most cer­tainly eas­ier said than done.

Rid­ers gal­lop around an arena chas­ing a loose steer.

The aim of the game is to leap from the horse onto the steer and wres­tle it to the ground by flip­ping it over.

There are mul­ti­ple skills sets which are re­quired to be com­pe­tent at this en­ter­tain­ing sport, and for Con­damine Bell Rodeo com­mit­tee mem­ber, Kirstie Broom, it is one of the must-watch events on the pro­gram.

“This event needs sk­il­ful rid­ing, ex­cel­lent tim­ing, a heap of up­per body strength and a big heart,” Ms Broom said.

“Gen­er­ally, there are more thrills and spills in this event.

“Rid­ers can tum­ble and crash to the ground quickly.

“That is why it is such a pop­u­lar event with the fans, it is thrilling, ex­cit­ing and there is a good chance you will get to see plenty of rid­ers eat some dirt.”

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EX­CITE­MENT: Falls are ex­pected at the ex­cit­ing event.

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CATCH: Tom Dur­bidge shows crowds how it’s done.

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