Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

No Bull ,Co College Rodeo Puts Riders to Test

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

No Bull ,Co College Rodeo Puts Riders to Test

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RODEO: The bulls held their own, providing a hard-fought championship round of college rodeo.

Saint Brendan's College in Yeppoon came alive on Saturday, when a crowd of around 2800 people descended on the school grounds to watch 40 pro riders in the first of 10 events of at the Origin Energy Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Series and College Rodeo.

Another 30 competitors also lined up to contest the college rodeo, where Nudgee College and the host school fought a fierce championship.

St Brendan's finished on top and made it two wins to one since the annual championship began.

In the pro series, each of the 40 competitors rode once, in attempt to qualify for the championship round.

The top 10 riders progressed through to the championship round, where they faced off, riding the top 10 bulls.

Only 20-year-old Cliff Richardson from New South Wales managed to stay on his bull to complete the round.

Richardson is the brother of Lachlan Richardson who is in the top 30 riders in the world and his superb effort saw him secure the overall win, in his first ever time contesting the series. …

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