Warwick Rodeo wraps up for another year

Fraser Babbington takes out the top spot in the Open Bullride at the Warwick Rodeo at the weekend.
Fraser Babbington takes out the top spot in the Open Bullride at the Warwick Rodeo at the weekend.

RIDERS from three states won events at one of the two richest rodeos on the Australian Professional Rodeo Association circuit at Warwick on Sunday.

The three-day rodeo attracted 583 nominations, including 60 in the open bull ride and 50 in open saddle bronc.

Competitors who recorded wins at the weekend will improve their position in APRA standings and boost their chances of being in the top-15 for the National Finals Rodeo in June next year.

Prize money won determines finalists in all eight APRA open events for the season finale at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

New Zealand cowboy Fraser Babbington won the open bull ride with a combined score of 165 from the first round and final.

He scored 81 in the first round for a tie with Rhys Angland for second place and 84 in the final for first place to win overall.


Other overall winners at the Warwick Rodeo were:

Saddle bronc - Brad Pierce (Oxley, VIC), 158

Bareback - Darren Clarke (Quirindi, NSW) 160

Rope and tie - Stuart McGuire-Spalding (Taroom, QLD) 26.85

Steer wrestling - Adam Knowles (Gracemere, QLD) 10.7

Team roping - Warren Lamb (Taroom, QLD and Errol Frain (Yeppoon, QLD) 20.75

Barrel racing - Jodie Williamson (Mareeba, QLD) 35.805

Breakaway roping - Helen McVicar (Attunga, NSW) 9.15

Please email or phone APRA head office on 07 4661 8183 for photos of Warwick placegetters or contact numbers.




Open Saddle Bronc

Round 1

1 Peter Moffatt 84

2 Brad Pierce 79

2 Ben O'Reily 79

4 Sam Knight 76

4 Kerry Wellington 76


1 Brad Pierce 79

2 Ben Hall 76

3 Sam Knight 76

4 Peter Moffatt 73

5 Denny Swadling 73


1 Brad Pierce 158

2 Peter Moffatt 157

3 Sam Knight 152

4 Ben Hall 149

5 Kerry Wellington 148

6 Ben O'Reily 147


Open Bull Ride

Round 1

1 Chandler Bownds 84

2 Rhys Angland 81

2 Fraser Babbington 81

4 Matt Boland 80

5 Luke Davidson 78


1 Fraser Babbington 84


1 Fraser Babbington 165

2 Chandler Bownds 84

3 Rhys Angland 81

4 Matt Boland 80

5 Luke Davidson 79


Open Bareback

Round 1

1 Matt Makinson 81

2 Dave Worsfold 78

3 Brock Mulhall 76

3 Wade Clifford 76

Round 2

1 Darren Clarke 85

2 Matt Makinson 77

3 Fred Osman 75

3 Dave Worsfold 75


1 Darren Clarke 160

2 Matt Makinson 158

3 Dave Worsfold 153

4 Brock Mulhall 149


Rope and Tie

Round 1

1 Brendan Kenny 11.35

2 Stuart McGuire-Spalding 12.6

3 Rodney Reynolds 13.05

3 Clint Purse 13.05

Round 2

1 Cameron Milner 11.4

2 Stuart McGuire-Spalding 14.25

3 Clint Purse 15.9


1 Stuart McGuire-Spalding 26.85

2 Cameron Milner 27.15

3 Clint Purse 28.95

4 Brendan Kenny 11.35 (1 head)


Steer Wrestling

Round 1

1 Andrew Jansen 4.6

2 Adam Knowles 5.5

3 Ian Collins 5.5

4 Brad Cavanagh 6.7


1 Rodney Reynolds 4.6

2 Steve Doneathy 4.65

3 William Day 5.1

4 Adam Knowles 5.2


1 Adam Knowles 10.7

2 Andrew Jansen 12.7

3 David Mawhinney 14.1

4 Steve Doneathy 18.85


Team Roping

Round 1

1 Wendy Caban Zoe Swain 7.8

2 Jeff Miller Brendan Kenny 8

3 Thomas Whitwell Jesse Townsend 9.7

4 Steve Sutherland Luke Gall 10.1


1 Warren Lamb Errol Frain 9.5

2 Jeff Miller Brendan Kenny 13.5

3 Zoe Swain Wendy Caban 13.65


1 Warren Lamb Errol Frain 20.75

2 Zoe Swain Wendy Caban 21.45

3 Jeff Miller Brendan Kenny 21.5

4 Thomas Whitwell Jesse Townsend 9.7 (1 head)


Ladies Barrel Race

Round 1

1 Leslie Moore 17.899

2 Jodie Williamson 18.001

3 Brittany McVicar 18.149

4 PJ Hanrahan 18.208

5 Wendy Caban 18.298


1 Jodie Williamson 17.804

2 PJ Hanrahan 17.961

3 Leslie Moore 18.154

4 Mackenzie Raaen 19.331


1 Jodie Williamson 35.805

2 Leslie Moore 36.053

3 PJ Hanrahan 36.169

4 Brittany McVicar 36.492

5 Mackenzie Raaen 36.882


Ladies Breakaway Roping

Round 1

1 Jaimie Cottam 3.45

2 Stephanie Young 3.75

3 Yvonne Emerson 3.8

4 Lindsay Speedy 3.9


1 Helen McVicar 4.9

2 Yvonne Emerson 5.35

3 Lindsay Speedy 5.4

3 Wendy Caban 5.4


1 Helen McVicar 9.15

1 Yvonne Emerson 9.15

3 Lindsay Speedy 9.3

4 Wendy Caban 9.4


2nd Division Saddle Bronc

Round 1

1 Joel Taylor 65

2 Jack Capewell 63

3 James Davis 62

4 David Mawhinney 60

4 Cameron Taylor 60


1 David Mawhinney 66

2 Joel Taylor 64

3 James Davis 53


1 Joel Taylor 129

2 David Mawhinney 126

3 James Davis 115

4 Jake Capewell 63


2nd Division Bull Ride

Round 1

1 Jackson Gill 77

2 Sam Champ 74

3 Troy Wilkinson 70

3 Lachlan O'Neill 70


1 Troy Wilkinson 73

2 Brodie Bean 61


1 Troy Wilkinson 143

2 Brodie Bean 128

3 Jackson Gill 77

4 Sam Champ 74


2nd Division Bareback

Round 1

1 Davey Dean 52

2 Luke Morris 51

3 Chris Smith 47


1 Davey Dean 52

2 Luke Morris 50


1 Davey Dean 104

2 Luke Morris 101

3 Chris Smith 47


Junior Steer Ride

1 Callum Miller 67

2 Ben Gard 63

2 Lane Mellers 63

4 Stuart McGuire-Spalding 62


Junior Barrel Race

1 Ben Gard 18.494

2 Mackenzie Raaen 18.628

3 Montana O'Donoghue-Kent 180.6

4 Shianne O'Donoghue-Kent 90.3


Junior Breakaway Roping

1 Justin Scoggin 3.3

2 Blake Weier 7.35

3 Kylie Siebenhausen 13.1

4 Cody Whitfield 13.55

Topics:  australian professional rodeo association bull riding horses sport warwick rodeo

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