Lee wins back-to-back in Marra­bel

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PROSER­PINE cow­boy Owen Lee has won back-to­back Marra­bel Rodeo ti­tles after tri­umph­ing once again at the week­end.

Lee dom­i­nated the his­toric rodeo in South Aus­tralia, notch­ing a win on bare­back horse ‘Calamity’.

The win came as a huge break­through for Lee, who had pre­vi­ously fin­ished sec­ond in his past five events.

“She [Calamity] was tough and I went into it de­ter­mined. Es­pe­cially after win­ning last year and it be­ing such a high­pay­ing rodeo,” Lee said.

“I re­ally ex­posed my­self when I was stir­ring, so it was all or noth­ing. I wasn’t go­ing out for sec­ond place.”The win boosts Lee up to third on the over­all Aus­tralian Pro Tour rank­ings for this sea­son, and within touch­ing dis­tance of a hefty cash wind­fall.

Next week­end Lee will tackle an am­a­teur rodeo in Wood­ford be­fore head­ing to the next pro show in War­wick, where he will be joined by fel­low lo­cal Roy Dunn.

“A tough horse this week­end has got me con­fi­dent com­ing into War­wick,” he said.

BREAK­ING THROUGH: Proser­pine's Owen Lee broke his run of sec­ond plac­ings at the week­end with vic­tory at the Marra­bel Rodeo. Photo by Ponting Im­agery. Photo con­trib­uted

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