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Supa IGA Warwick backs team of rodeo stars for the win

(Back, from left) Sponsored riders Joel Chevalley, Mitch Eastwell, Blake Weier, Shane and Tracy Smith of Supa IGA Warwick, Mark Collins, Brock Eastwell and (front) Kristy Banks.
(Back, from left) Sponsored riders Joel Chevalley, Mitch Eastwell, Blake Weier, Shane and Tracy Smith of Supa IGA Warwick, Mark Collins, Brock Eastwell and (front) Kristy Banks. Gerard Walsh

ANYONE who spots cowboys and cowgirls dressed in bright blue this weekend could be watching one of six competitors sponsored by Supa IGA Warwick.

The six include roping brothers Mitch and Brock Eastwell, saddle bronc star Mark Collins, junior competitor Blake Weier, bull fighter Joel Chevalley and former jockey Kristy Banks who is making a comeback to sport as a barrel racer.

"We are keen to support local talent and anything to do with the local community," co-owner Shane Smith said.

"This is Kristy's first ride in Warwick and we were keen to help her."

The business has paid the rodeo entry fee for all six and bought them competition shirts.

Mark is keen to compete in his new blue shirt, particularly after drawing the John Gill bull Country Rock in the saddle bronc.

"I spoke to Glen Kent (SA cowboy) and he tells me Country Rock is a good horse, they won money on him at this year's finals," he said.

For the Eastwell brothers, the 2012 Warwick Rodeo will herald their first appearance in the most famous rodeo of all after success in many events in South-east Queensland.

Their father Bevan has competed in the past in Warwick.

Joel is a bull fighter from Grafton who will be protecting the bull riders this weekend in Warwick.

Blake Weier goes into the Warwick Rodeo with plenty of confidence after winning the ribbon roping with Tahnee Small at Kumbia in his most recent rodeo.

He was second in the junior barrel race at Canungra behind open star Cheyenne Whitwell.

Topics:  bull riding sponsorship sport supa iga warwick rodeo



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