HUGE crowds raised the roof at todays two Super Saturday sessions of the Jupiters Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) National Finals Rodeo.
120 of Australias best cowboys and cowgirls are competing in six Australian championship events at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach.
It was a day when the top bull riding cowboys regained some ascendency over a herd of fired up bulls that had utter disrespect for reputations during the earlier rounds.
The frantic action was played out before large audiences of country visitors, local families, politicians, sponsors and bronzed surf life savers in town to compete in their own national titles.
It was particularly pleasing to see so many children here this afternoon, said rodeo organiser Mick Ellison.
We knew the matinee session would attract families, but we were pleasantly surprised that so many took the time to come along to what for quite a few was their first taste of rodeo.
And both crowds were seriously getting into the action the noise was deafening, he said.
The final session of the rodeo is on Sunday (10th) at 5:30pm.
Tickets are 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.
ROUND THREE RESULTS SATURDAY MATINEE
1. Cameron Webster 77pts
2. Glen Kent 74 pts
3. Mark Collins 74 pts
4. Michael Maher 73 pts
1. Troy Mara 81pts
2. Ty Parkinson 78pts
2. Ryan Gill 78 pts
3. Fraser Babbington 71 pts
1. Stuart Frame 78 pts
1. Darren Clarke 78 pts
3. Dee Heinemann 77pts
4. Brock Mulhall 74 pts
1. Ryan Sainsbury 4.55sec
2. Michael Stanley 4.85sec
3. Lee Kimber 4.85 sec
4. Cody Sheahan 4.95 sec
1. Jeff Miller/Shane Kenny 6.55sec
2. Jesse Townsend/Corey Heath 7.3 sec
3. Grant Hanrahan/ Ty Parkinson 7.5 sec
4. Clancy Middleton Jnr/ Brody Moss 9.4 sec
1. Teneille Clifford 14.068 sec
2. Leanne Caban 14.100 sec
3. Jane ODell 14.177 sec
4. Shianne ODonoghue Kent 14.288 sec
ROUND FOUR RESULTS SATURDAY NIGHT
1. Peter Moffatt 85 pts
2. Michael Maher 83 pts
3. Cameron Webster 78 pts
4. Glen Kent 77pts
4. Mark Collins 77 pts
4. Lucas Wilson 77 pts
1. Rhys Angland 85pts
2. Ty Parkinson 79 pts
3. Craig Postle 77 pts
4. Chris Kelly 76 pts
1. Darren Clarke 83 pts
2. Dee Heinemann 78 pts
3. Brock Mulhall 75 pts
4. Stuart Frame 74 pts
1. Todd Hensley 4.1sec
2. Terry Evison 4.35sec
3. Tom Willoughby 4.45sec
4. Ryan Sainsbury 5.3sec
1. Michael Stanley/ Lee Kimber6.2sec
2. Clancy Middleton/ Brody Moss 6.45 sec
3. Grant Hanrahan/Ty Parkinson 6.55sec
4. Jesse Townsend/ Corey Heath 6.7 sec
1. Teneille Clifford 13.905sec
2. Naomi Purcell 14.094sec
3. Karen Upton 14.135sec
4. Shianne ODonoghue-Kent 14.137sec
For further information please contact:
Fresh Brew Event Coordinators
0414 755 305
07 5591 2556
0407 028 917