Maher second in saddle bronc ride
MICHAEL Maher was second overall in the saddle bronc ride at his first National Finals Rodeo in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.
He was one of five riders from Warwick who competed in the finals which finished on Sunday night at the Gold Coast.
Maher recorded two seconds and a fourth in the first four rounds of the finals and needed a top performance in round five on Sunday night to win the title.
South Australian rider Glen Kent scored 78 on Sunday night to win the fifth round and title while Maher was unplaced. Maher's score of 83 to finish second to Millmerran rider Peter Moffatt on Saturday night was the second best at the finals.
Lucas Wilson, of Warwick, was second on Sunday night and Mark Collins fourth. Collins was a model of consistency on the four days with one third and three fourths.
Warwick rider Brock Mulhall was fourth in round four of the bareback with a score of 74.
Former Texas and now Emerald resident Shane Kenny won his 13th all around title. He won the rope and tie and combined with former Warwick resident Jeff Miller to win team roping.