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HOT FRIDAY NIGHT ACTION AS COAST RODEO ROPES THEM IN THRILLS AND SPILLS AT BROADBEACH ON SECOND NIGHT OF NATIONAL TITLES

Saturday, April 09, 2011

THE Bull Riding lived up to its marquee status, but the Saddle Bronc event more than matched its bovine counterpart for thrills and spills during Friday night’s second session of the Jupiters Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) National Finals Rodeo.

120 of Australia’s best cowboys and cowgirls are competing in six Australian championship events at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach until Sunday.

Saddle Bronc rider Anthony Thomas from Calbar had one of the most spectacular dismounts of the night but walked away smiling and waving to the crowd. 

He was not alone with plenty of his fellow riders finding themselves aboard similarly intolerant livestock.

Wantabadgery’s Cody Angland defied the trend however to notch the highest-scoring saddled ride of the night while Ryan Gill from Upper Horton NSW and North MacLean’s Fraser Babbington took the evening’s honours in the Bull Riding with scores of 75 and 57 points respectively.

Friday night’s results were:

Saddle Bronc
1. Cody Angland 82 pts
2. Michael Maher 81 pts
3. Greg Hamilton 81 pts
4. Glen Kent 78 pts

Bull Ride
1. Ryan Gill 75pts
2. Fraser Babbington 57pts

Bareback 
1. Lee Bowker 77pts
2. Cody Angland 77 pts
3. Darren Clarke 75 pts
4. Stuart Frame 73pts

Steer Wrestling
1. Jarrod Deguara 3.9 sec
2. Shane Iker 4.35 sec
3. Terry Evison 4.65sec
4. Michael Stanley 5.15 sec

Team Roping
1. Robert McPhee/ Joel Lillyman 5.75 sec
2. Grant Hanrahan/ Ty Parkinson 7.6sec
3. Amber West/Gary Tielen 7.85 sec
4. Terry Evison/ Aaron Bookluck 9.0sec

Barrel Race
1. Teneille Clifford 13.858sec
2. Stephanie Gard 14.130sec
3. Shianne O’Donoghue-Kent 14.175sec
4. Amber McIntyre 14.263sec
5. Leanne Caban 14.263sec

Rodeo organiser Mick Ellison said Friday night’s competition exceeded all expectations.

“The livestock took no prisoners and the cowboys and cowgirls were as physically and mentally challenged as one would hope contenders for national crowns in one of the toughest sports on the planet might be,” he said.

The rodeo runs each night until Sunday, with a matinee session at 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon which will be attended by Queensland Child Safety and Sport Minister Phil Reeves between 1:20pm and 1:45pm.

Tickets are now available at www.nfrgoldcoast.com.au, www.ticketek.com or at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ticket office.

Rodeo supporters include Jupiters, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Jack Daniels, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Sunshine Ford, Australian Outback Spectacular, Variety Queensland, Tyrells Wines and Fourex Gold, Coast Tourism, Gold Coast City Council, 102.9 Hot Tomato, Gold Coast Bulletin, Broadbeach Alliance & Tourism Queensland.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Mick Ellison 
Fresh Brew Event Coordinators
0414 755 305

Wayne Hickson
HicksonMedia
07 5591 2556
0407 028 917
120 of Australia’s best cowboys and cowgirls are competing in six Australian championship events at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach until Sunday.

Saddle Bronc rider Anthony Thomas from Calbar had one of the most spectacular dismounts of the night but walked away smiling and waving to the crowd. 

He was not alone with plenty of his fellow riders finding themselves aboard similarly intolerant livestock.

Wantabadgery’s Cody Angland defied the trend however to notch the highest-scoring saddled ride of the night while Ryan Gill from Upper Horton NSW and North MacLean’s Fraser Babbington took the evening’s honours in the Bull Riding with scores of 75 and 57 points respectively.

Friday night’s results were:

Saddle Bronc
1. Cody Angland 82 pts
2. Michael Maher 81 pts
3. Greg Hamilton 81 pts
4. Glen Kent 78 pts

Bull Ride
1. Ryan Gill 75pts
2. Fraser Babbington 57pts

Bareback 
1. Lee Bowker 77pts
2. Cody Angland 77 pts
3. Darren Clarke 75 pts
4. Stuart Frame 73pts

Steer Wrestling
1. Jarrod Deguara 3.9 sec
2. Shane Iker 4.35 sec
3. Terry Evison 4.65sec
4. Michael Stanley 5.15 sec

Team Roping
1. Robert McPhee/ Joel Lillyman 5.75 sec
2. Grant Hanrahan/ Ty Parkinson 7.6sec
3. Amber West/Gary Tielen 7.85 sec
4. Terry Evison/ Aaron Bookluck 9.0sec

Barrel Race
1. Teneille Clifford 13.858sec
2. Stephanie Gard 14.130sec
3. Shianne O’Donoghue-Kent 14.175sec
4. Amber McIntyre 14.263sec
5. Leanne Caban 14.263sec

Rodeo organiser Mick Ellison said Friday night’s competition exceeded all expectations.

“The livestock took no prisoners and the cowboys and cowgirls were as physically and mentally challenged as one would hope contenders for national crowns in one of the toughest sports on the planet might be,” he said.

The rodeo runs each night until Sunday, with a matinee session at 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon which will be attended by Queensland Child Safety and Sport Minister Phil Reeves between 1:20pm and 1:45pm.

Tickets are now available at www.nfrgoldcoast.com.au, www.ticketek.com or at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ticket office.

Rodeo supporters include Jupiters, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Jack Daniels, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Sunshine Ford, Australian Outback Spectacular, Variety Queensland, Tyrells Wines and Fourex Gold, Coast Tourism, Gold Coast City Council, 102.9 Hot Tomato, Gold Coast Bulletin, Broadbeach Alliance & Tourism Queensland.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Mick Ellison 
Fresh Brew Event Coordinators
0414 755 305

Wayne Hickson
HicksonMedia
07 5591 2556
0407 028 917
120 of Australia’s best cowboys and cowgirls are competing in six Australian championship events at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach until Sunday.

Saddle Bronc rider Anthony Thomas from Calbar had one of the most spectacular dismounts of the night but walked away smiling and waving to the crowd. 

He was not alone with plenty of his fellow riders finding themselves aboard similarly intolerant livestock.

Wantabadgery’s Cody Angland defied the trend however to notch the highest-scoring saddled ride of the night while Ryan Gill from Upper Horton NSW and North MacLean’s Fraser Babbington took the evening’s honours in the Bull Riding with scores of 75 and 57 points respectively.

Friday night’s results were:

Saddle Bronc
1. Cody Angland 82 pts
2. Michael Maher 81 pts
3. Greg Hamilton 81 pts
4. Glen Kent 78 pts

Bull Ride
1. Ryan Gill 75pts
2. Fraser Babbington 57pts

Bareback 
1. Lee Bowker 77pts
2. Cody Angland 77 pts
3. Darren Clarke 75 pts
4. Stuart Frame 73pts

Steer Wrestling
1. Jarrod Deguara 3.9 sec
2. Shane Iker 4.35 sec
3. Terry Evison 4.65sec
4. Michael Stanley 5.15 sec

Team Roping
1. Robert McPhee/ Joel Lillyman 5.75 sec
2. Grant Hanrahan/ Ty Parkinson 7.6sec
3. Amber West/Gary Tielen 7.85 sec
4. Terry Evison/ Aaron Bookluck 9.0sec

Barrel Race
1. Teneille Clifford 13.858sec
2. Stephanie Gard 14.130sec
3. Shianne O’Donoghue-Kent 14.175sec
4. Amber McIntyre 14.263sec
5. Leanne Caban 14.263sec

Rodeo organiser Mick Ellison said Friday night’s competition exceeded all expectations.

“The livestock took no prisoners and the cowboys and cowgirls were as physically and mentally challenged as one would hope contenders for national crowns in one of the toughest sports on the planet might be,” he said.

The rodeo runs each night until Sunday, with a matinee session at 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon which will be attended by Queensland Child Safety and Sport Minister Phil Reeves between 1:20pm and 1:45pm.

Tickets are now available at www.nfrgoldcoast.com.au, www.ticketek.com or at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ticket office.

Rodeo supporters include Jupiters, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Jack Daniels, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Sunshine Ford, Australian Outback Spectacular, Variety Queensland, Tyrells Wines and Fourex Gold, Coast Tourism, Gold Coast City Council, 102.9 Hot Tomato, Gold Coast Bulletin, Broadbeach Alliance & Tourism Queensland.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Mick Ellison 
Fresh Brew Event Coordinators
0414 755 305

Wayne Hickson
HicksonMedia
07 5591 2556
0407 028 917
120 of Australia’s best cowboys and cowgirls are competing in six Australian championship events at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach until Sunday.

Saddle Bronc rider Anthony Thomas from Calbar had one of the most spectacular dismounts of the night but walked away smiling and waving to the crowd.

He was not alone with plenty of his fellow riders finding themselves aboard similarly intolerant livestock.

Wantabadgery’s Cody Angland defied the trend however to notch the highest-scoring saddled ride of the night while Ryan Gill from Upper Horton NSW and North MacLean’s Fraser Babbington took the evening’s honours in the Bull Riding with scores of 75 and 57 points respectively.

Friday night’s results were:

Saddle Bronc
1. Cody Angland 82 pts
2. Michael Maher 81 pts
3. Greg Hamilton 81 pts
4. Glen Kent 78 pts

Bull Ride
1. Ryan Gill 75pts
2. Fraser Babbington 57pts

Bareback
1. Lee Bowker 77pts
2. Cody Angland 77 pts
3. Darren Clarke 75 pts
4. Stuart Frame 73pts

Steer Wrestling
1. Jarrod Deguara 3.9 sec
2. Shane Iker 4.35 sec
3. Terry Evison 4.65sec
4. Michael Stanley 5.15 sec

Team Roping
1. Robert McPhee/ Joel Lillyman 5.75 sec
2. Grant Hanrahan/ Ty Parkinson 7.6sec
3. Amber West/Gary Tielen 7.85 sec
4. Terry Evison/ Aaron Bookluck 9.0sec

Barrel Race
1. Teneille Clifford 13.858sec
2. Stephanie Gard 14.130sec
3. Shianne O’Donoghue-Kent 14.175sec
4. Amber McIntyre 14.263sec
5. Leanne Caban 14.263sec

Rodeo organiser Mick Ellison said Friday night’s competition exceeded all expectations.

“The livestock took no prisoners and the cowboys and cowgirls were as physically and mentally challenged as one would hope contenders for national crowns in one of the toughest sports on the planet might be,” he said.

The rodeo runs each night until Sunday, with a matinee session at 1:00pm on Saturday afternoon which will be attended by Queensland Child Safety and Sport Minister Phil Reeves between 1:20pm and 1:45pm.

Tickets are now available at www.nfrgoldcoast.com.au, www.ticketek.com or at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre ticket office.

Rodeo supporters include Jupiters, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Jack Daniels, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Sunshine Ford, Australian Outback Spectacular, Variety Queensland, Tyrells Wines and Fourex Gold, Coast Tourism, Gold Coast City Council, 102.9 Hot Tomato, Gold Coast Bulletin, Broadbeach Alliance & Tourism Queensland.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Mick Ellison
Fresh Brew Event Coordinators
0414 755 305

Wayne Hickson
HicksonMedia
07 5591 2556
0407 028 917