Rodeo’s on the way to Mossman

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

APOLLO Creed and Crazy Trucker are go­ing to light up the night in Mossman on Au­gust 19.

No, they’re not thrash metal bands but some­thing much heav­ier – tons of an­gry bull.

Apollo Creed is noth­ing less than the Na­tional Rodeo Coun­cil’s Bull of the Year and has never been rid­den in the cur­rent NQ Bull­rid­ing Se­ries. Crazy Trucker also has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing un­rid­den.

The se­ries, af­fil­i­ated with Rodeo Ser­vices Australia, started in Ma­reeba on June 10 and is fol­low­ing up with a sec­ond out­ing in Mossman where we will have an op­por­tu­nity see lo­cal men Joey Buck­ing­ham and Bert Gre­gory in action.

Joey was win­ner of the NRA fi­nals for Ju­nior Bull Ride in 2014, and qual­i­fied for the Aus­tralian High School Rodeo fi­nals in 2015.

He won Novice Bull ride at the Ma­reeba Rodeo 2016, was sec­ond in the Ju­nior Bull ride in Bris­bane this year, third in the bull ride in Einsleigh and sec­ond novice at the Laura Rodeo and Ge­orge­town Rodeo.

Bert Gre­gory was the 2016 North­ern Aus­tralian Horse and Cat­tle As­so­ci­a­tion Bull Rid­ing Cham­pion, and the win­ner of the Chilla­goe rodeo.

Also com­ing to Mossman is Her­ber­ton woman Cherie Bramich, who is first run­ner up in the Rodeo Queen of Australia quest.

The or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing lo­cal woman show an in­ter­est in join­ing the quest.

“The aim is to raise aware­ness for the great sport we all ad­mire and en­joy, as an en­trant we thrive to do this on a daily ba­sis,” Ms Bramich told the

The win­ner of the quest, which is open to women between 17 and 34, re­ceives a 21day trip to the US and Canada, vis­it­ing rodeo events from Cal­gary to Fort Worth, as well as var­i­ous events in Australia.

Fi­nals for this se­ries will be held in Cairns in Oc­to­ber.

Lo­cal spon­sors/donors in­clude Marano Fuels Mossman, Demi View Mo­tel and Mossman Agri­cul­tural Ser­vices.

Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

Joey Buck­ing­ham com­pet­ing in the bull ride

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