Wrestling ready to entertain
Unique sport gives fans event to remember at 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.”
EXCITEMENT: Falls are expected at the exciting event.
CATCH: Tom Durbidge shows crowds how it’s done.