Four wins in a row for un­stop­pable Lee

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

Proser­pine cow­boy Owen Lee is rid­ing an un­stop­pable wave of form at the mo­ment.

The bare­back horse rider has won his last four rodeos and will be aim­ing for his fifth in as many starts on Satur­day at Nebo.

Lee’s win­ning streak started in Cler­mont five weeks ago be­fore back­ing up that victory with two more bril­liant rides in the Al­stonville event held over two heats.

“It’s the last pro rodeo of last year’s pro sea­son so it was great to win that,” he said.

The next stop was Mt Mor­gan three weeks ago, mak­ing it a hat-trick of wins for the star rider.

“I drew Iron­back who is the six time Cen­tral Queens­land Buck­ing Horse of the Year,” Lee ex­plained.

“I last rode him in 2011 and he back-doored me and knocked me out.

“It was cool to get on him again but no mat­ter how good you ride him it’s still tough.”

De­spite the pedi­gree of the horse, Lee recorded 81-points in what was a stel­lar ride.

It came at a cost though, as an old bi­cep in­jury flared up dur­ing the ride.

That meant a week off for Lee but it didn’t stop his bril­liant run of form, re­turn­ing to the rodeo cir­cuit at the week­end for the Biloela Show.

“It’s one of my favourites... it’s a good ol’ fash­ion rodeo,” he said.

“I got a good draw there but that doesn’t guar­an­tee you get in the money.”

Lee scored 78 to mark four straight bare­back ti­tles in as many at­tempts.

This week­end he will travel to Nebo, where he hopes to make it five wins.

Lee is hop­ing for some lo­cal sup­port and en­cour­ages the com­mu­nity to travel down for the show, which starts at 6pm.

Tick­ets cost $15 per per­son or $30 for a fam­ily (two adults and two kids).

RODEO TAL­ENT: Proser­pine cow­boy Owen Lee.

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