Hundreds turn out for rodeo

TOUGH AS NAILS: Ty Payne loses his seat in the U15 steer ride and manages to get up and walk away from this spill.
TOUGH AS NAILS: Ty Payne loses his seat in the U15 steer ride and manages to get up and walk away from this spill. Marguerite Cuddihy

RODEO: One-tonne bucking bulls turned heads and kids had a crack at being cowboys at the annual Condamine Bell Rodeo at the weekend.

Hundreds of participants and spectators from as far away as the Northern Territory descended on Condamine, usual population 400, to catch all the thrills and spills in the rodeo ring.

The two-day event was action-packed with the Saturday night bull, saddle and bareback rides, as well as rope and tie, steer wrestling, undecorating, breakaway, team roping and plenty of fun for the junior cowboys in bull, steer and poddy rides.


Saddle ride: Jake Moffatt 70 points

Open bull ride: Joshua Jones 75 points

Rope & tie: Mitch Eastwell 9.761sec

Barrel race: Cheyene Whitwell 16.173sec

U18 barrel race: Brooke Read 15.980sec

Team roping: Mitch Eastwell (header) and Brock Eastwell (heeler) 6.426sec

Novice bull ride: Ty Thomson 68 points

U18 bull ride: Zane Hall 69 points

Steer undecorating: Cheyene Whitwell 2.453sec

Breakaway roping: Cheyene Whitwell 2.234sec

U12 poddy ride: Dylan Meech 57 points

U15 junior steer ride: Lleyton Browne 64 points

Steer wrestling: Peter Barber 4.294sec

Bareback ride: Bevan Brown 71 points

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