Former Warwick rider places twice at rodeo
RODEO: Former Warwick State High School student Tim Tate recorded a first and second at the Southern Downs Ag Warwick Rugby League Club Bull Ride at Queens Park.
He was first in the novice bull ride and second in the open behind Kingaroy bull rider Joshua Jones. Tate was a promising Aussie rules player who made a state under-16 squad and won a premiership with the Warwick Redbacks before following his heart into bull riding.
The under-18 bull ride was won by Zane Hall, the only rider to make time.
Ty Payne won the U15 junior steer ride after being the only rider to stay on his steer for eight seconds.
The seven to 12 years poddy ride was won by Brakley Murphy from Jack McIntyre.
In local events, Kyle Hamilton was the winner of the steer ride from Declan Sullivan from Allora.
Billy Galloway was the winner of the local poddy ride with Ryley Collins second.
The Warwick Cowboy Footballers Steer Ride was won by Harry Sullivan from runner-up Morgan Taylor.
Organisers rated the crowd similar to last year with between 800 and 1000 attending the rodeo and entertainment.
"We are getting a good following for the rodeo and will plan another one at the end of the next footy season,” rodeo committee chairman Don Browne said.
A kids bike was donated by Warwick Ice and Killarney Milko and was won by Morgan O'Leary who was the first to find the pingpong ball with the word bike written on it.