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09 April, 2013

VICTORIAN TRIANGLE SERIES RESULTS

VICTORIAN TRIANGLE SERIES RESULTS

With a copy line date looming up fast for the April Rodeo News and the Easter weekend, thanks to some excellent work by Karen at office and Jessica Walsh with her Hotmail I was able to obtain the winners and the details of the stock drawn.

All told there were 38 contests with Kevin Reynolds Jnr. making it a double in steer wrestling at Kyabram and Merrijig with times of 4.40 and 4.45 seconds. Fastest time in this contest was made at Chiltern on the Sunday with Lee Kimber getting the flag fall at 4.25.

In the bareback bronc riding, the event leader by the time the March Rodeo News was posted out - Wade Clifford from Gunnedah, NSW split the contest at the opener with Cody Tyrrell with a pair of 79’s. He had McPhee’s 0103 – ‘Scotty K’ while Cody had 0205 – ‘Dark Shadows’.

Successful again the next day on 0427 with an 84 with this then being overtaken at Chiltern by Fred Osman when he made the second highest marking of all the roughstock contests with an 88 on 0401 – ‘McPhee’s Kings Way’.

On the Friday night performance Greg Hamilton matched the bareback riders with a 79 to win the saddle bronc contest on J89 – ‘Gypsy Gold’. Cameron Webster in hot pursuit of standings leader Brad Pierce, then came up with a double victory when his 84 on 0101 – ‘Corryong Kid’ followed by a massive 90 points on that kicking classic of a rodeo bronc 025 –‘Cheyenne Top Girl’.

‘Red Trix’ and Ben Thorp for an 83 won the open bull riding on Friday and this score was matched the next day by Troy Cross on number 18. In the closing down of the bovine challenge 904 – ‘Outback’ was good for a pair of 81’s for both Troy Cross and Sonny Schafferius.

There were no double up winners in either the rope and tie, nor the team roping with the fastest time in the former being made by Norman Stagg, a 3.85 at Merrijig. In the team roping a pair of ex-champions in Jeff Miller on the head and Terry Evison on the heels had the flag fall at 5.25.

In the ladies barrel racing the winners were Amanda Tielen, Veronica Luxford and Adele Edwards with the latter making the swiftest run, a 16.832.

Many times National Champion, Cherie O’Donoghue set the margin in the breakaway roping event with a time of 3.40 seconds. This was then matched by Jessica Layton at Merrijig. On the Sunday, Cheyenne Whitwell then lowered this to a winning 3.05. An impressive performance and the only competitor to chalk up a win at each centre was made by Jackson Gill. At Kyabram he won the Junior Steer Riding with a 72. On the Saturday at Merrijig in the Junior Bulls with a 69 he again lead the field and to round out the week on the Sunday with the highest score in this division a 79.

Lachie Marshall won both the 2nd Division saddle bronc and tied for the bareback division with Matt Sheather. Dusty McPhee won a double of the junior barrel race at Merrijig then on the Sunday won the junior breakaway roping in the quickest time of the weekend, a 3.10.

Other points of note were Jay Jay Curtin, winner of the junior bareback at Kyabram with an 82 and Garry McPhee head roping for Greg Leys to win at Kyabram. Back in 1966, rodeoing as a newcomer from New Zealand he won all three open roughstock contests and was third to Stan Potter and Chilla Seeney in the steer wrestling.

Now in all honesty, with such a physical and dangerous sport, who is ever going to match that sort of record and still being intensely involved through his role as one of the major stock contractors. The Triangular Serious All Around Champions were Terry Evison and Veronica Luxford. The presentations were staged at Chiltern.

Narrandera Championship Rodeo
Saddle bronc riding winner at the Narrandera Rodeo on the 23rd of February was Cameron Webster. He had drawn a sensational performer, Garry McPhee’s 025 ‘Cheyenne Top Girl’and judges Steve Atkins and Brett Ryan had awarded 86. Two weeks later at the Chiltern Rodeo in Victoria full of confidence after a win the day before at Merrijig he was again the victor with a 90 point display. Ian Molan, a certainty to be at the Finals this year, racked up his eighth win of the season when his 88 points atop 906 ‘Sandblaster’ was the winner over Gerard Oversby and Cody Tyrell.

Brock Mulhall should make his third visit to the big one at the Coast in mid-June on the rigging horses when his 85 point display on 0125 ‘Cheyenne Brave’ won him from Stuart Frame with an 84 and Wade Clifford on an 81. Victorian Kenny Flanagan in the top fifteen for both roping events added further points for selection in the rope and tie when he won the Narrandera contest clearly from William Blackwood, Glen Perkins and Norman Stagg.

Lee Kimber put his steer down in a time of 4.70 in the steer wrestling from Jack Hedlund with a 5.00 neat then heel roped for Glen Perkins with a time of 6.65 for third in the team’s event. This was won by that devastating pain in the defending Australian team of Aaron Bookluck and Brendon Kenny with a 5.45 with Clancy Middleton and Jay R. Marsh as the runner-ups.

In the ladies Amber West proved to be the most versatile. Head roping for Daniel for a fifth place in the teams contest, she was sixth in the barrels event and was fourth in the breakaway. Fastest horse and rider around the drums was Adele Edwards leading All-Round Cowgirl with all six place getters in an 18 plus radius. Shellie Miller was runner-up with Amber McIntyre third.

In the breakaway roping, Jaime Cottam, a family name long connected with the sport, especially in that area of New South Wales won with a time of 2.55 from Rebecca Van-Houten with a 3.10 and Melanie Drysdale on a 3.45.

The arena director at this very popular rodeo was Doug Edwards with another great rodeo identity, Terry Murray on the P.A., system. Timers were Joelle Buss, Amanda Watson and Lindsay Rosetta and the bull fighting clown being Heath Chalmers. The most outstanding of the bucking horses was Garry McPhee’s ‘Pretty Woman’ while the relevantly named ‘Eight Seconds’ was the rankest bull.

Cranbourne Rodeo on the 2nd of March had the John P. Gill stock in the pens with saddle bronc winner Cameron Webster marking an 88 on ‘Midnight Blue’ from Lee Bowker and Lachlan Marshall. Adam Cornish on ‘Akubra Suicidal’ won the bull riding with an 85. Lee Bowker racked up a similar score in the bareback on ‘Ramblin Angel’ with the place getters, Brock Mulhall 2nd, Cody Tyrrell 3rd and Ben Hall 4th. All four in National Finals Rodeo qualification.

Peter. N. Poole

 

 



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