Juniors shine at Emer­ald rodeo

Central and North Rural Weekly - - COLUMN -

“HAVE sad­dle, will travel” could be the word from Tas­ma­nian rider Ty King who won the sad­dle bronc ride at the Emer­ald CQ Body Worx Rodeo.

The Emer­ald Rodeo was held in con­junc­tion with the APRA Ju­nior Na­tional Fi­nals.

Most of the 10 ju­nior fi­nal­ists in each event com­peted in ju­nior events at Emer­ald, and some in open events.

War­wick rider Kobe Miller backed up from all-around and Team Rop­ing Heeler Ju­nior ti­tle wins to com­bine with Ty Pokarier to win the open team rop­ing.

In a close bat­tle, Miller and Pokarier won with 4.8 sec­onds from NSW pair Clay Bush and Heath Ni­chols on 5.15.

Juniors Toby Hale (NSW) and Emer­ald rider Clay Ca­ban were third with 5.45, and

fa­ther and son team Shane and Jor­dan Iker from Cen­tral Queens­land were fourth in a time of 5.7.

Bush was sec­ond in the rope and tie be­hind win­ner Darcy Kesch.

In open sad­dle bronc, King, from Pen­guin, won with 79 points rid­ing the horse Hitler, from cur­rent stand­ings leader Cameron Web­ster, of Wan­doan, who scored 75 on Vol­cano.

Al­lan Pow­ell, of Spring­sure was third with 72 on the horse Tim and Rose­wood (NSW) rider Tim Ham­mond fourth on Pugs­ley.

Brendan Buck­holz stayed on for one of the best rides of the sea­son to score 86 on the bull Red Man Chew to win the bull ride by five points.

In the bare­back David Wors­fold was close to record ter­ri­tory when he scored 88.5 points on Mandy’s Boy, a ride cer­tain to be in the top five this year.

In cow­girl events, two rid­ers from Cen­tral Queens­land were vic­to­ri­ous.

Leanne Ca­ban from Emer­ald was first in the bar­rel race and Jorja Iker from Al­ton Downs won break­away rop­ing. Emer­ald open win­ners Sad­dle Bronc: Ty King (79 points)

Bull ride: Brendan Buck­holz (86 points) Bare­back: David Wors­fold (88.5)

Rope and Tie: Darcy Kersh (8.85)

Steer Wrestling: An­drew Jansen (3.1 sec­onds) Team Rop­ing: Kobe Miller and Ty Pokarier (4.8)

Bar­rel Race: Leanne Ca­ban (17.006) Break­away Rop­ing: Jorja Iker (2 sec­onds)

Ju­nior win­ners at Emer­ald Rodeo

Steer Ride: Dy­lan Richardson and Jar­rod McKane (tied on 67.5)

Rope and Tie: Toby Hale (14.15)

Team Rop­ing: Clay Ca­ban (6) Bar­rel Race: El­lie Gard (16.541) Break­away Rop­ing: Coben Ay­ers (2.7)

PHOTO: DAVE ETHELL

WIN­NING COW­BOY: Ty King won the sad­dle bronc ride at the Emer­ald CQ Body Worx Rodeo.

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