Lucas Wilson in action at the 2008 Australian Professional Rodeo Association finals.
Lucas Wilson in action at the 2008 Australian Professional Rodeo Association finals.

Wilson rides into action

RODEO fans will have a final chance to see Warwick cowboy Lucas Wilson in action before he returns to the United States this month.

Wilson, who won $10,000 as second prize in an American rodeo last year, will climb on board a bucking horse in the saddle bronc event at the St Mary’s Bull and Bronc Bonanza on Saturday.

A former pupil at St Mary’s, Wilson competed at the Stanthorpe during the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival Rodeo on Saturday night.

Another former St Mary’s student, Michael Maher, placed at Stanthorpe on Saturday and will seek a repeat performance in the school yard.

They both have to topple former pro-tour cowboy Daryl Bunyan, who won the Granite Belt event with 80 points on board a horse named Aussie, and Dale Derrick, also of Warwick, who scored 78 on Queensland Rodeo Association Bucking Horse of the Year, Big Brother.

The bulls proved too tough for the cowboys at Stanthorpe, with no one recording a score in the open bull ride.

However, former St Mary’s pupil Lane Grayson placed in the junior bull ride and will be keen to better that on Saturday night.

The St Mary’s Bull and Bronc Bonanza is scheduled for a 5.30pm start in the school upper campus grounds, at the corner of Palmerin and Pratten streets.

Gates open at 4pm.



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