Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Cowboy Riding High; Home Ground No Factor for Mawhinney in Bull N Bronc

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Cowboy Riding High; Home Ground No Factor for Mawhinney in Bull N Bronc

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REBECCA SINGH

SPORT reporter

rebecca.singh@gympietimes.com

Rodeo: Gympie's cowboy has been a professional bull rider and travelled overseas for the sport and soon he will roar into the Bull n Bronc at the GYmpie Showgrounds.

David Mawhinney said this week the home ground advantage would not play into his preparations.

"It doesn't make much difference where I ride, my battle is between me and the stock I draw," he said.

"If I do my best and give it 100 per cent I'm happy."

Mawhinney said riding bulls and broncs was "completely different".

"With bulls you ride with one hand and you mainly balance with your feet and upper body,"he said.

"(With) broncs you lean back and lift the reins to get to the front of the horse."

A typical rodeo is run in sections with the open juniors, novice bulls and a round of novice horses. …

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