Warwick bull rider in the money in the north west of Qld
RODEO: Former Warwick footballer Tim Tate has won the second-division bull ride at the Mt Isa Rodeo.
Mt Isa and Warwick are the toughest second-division bull rides in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.
Tim scored 74 in round one and then 79 in the final.
Only four riders made time in round one to qualify for the final.
Tim went to school in Warwick and starred in Australian rules both at Warwick State High School and at the Warwick Redbacks, in club footy.
He made representative teams and at one time he was part of the Brisbane Lions development squad.
A qualified electrician, Tim was working in the Beaudesert area before heading to a station west of Mt Isa for two months of cattle mustering.
Ian Tate said his son started riding poddy calves at shows and rodeos.
"He wanted to go to Warwick State High School to be part of the rodeo program,” Ian said.
"Tim rides in open and second-division bull rides. He was bucked off in the open at Mt Isa.”
He also won three bull rides in the National Rodeo Association and is a past winner at the Warwick Cowboys rodeo.
Tim will miss this year's Warwick Cowboys Southern Downs Ag Rodeo on August 31 due to his work commitment in north west Queensland.