Rodeo rides to 20 years of top action

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
Rhys Morrissey takes on horse, Kamatchee in the Saddle Bronc Riding.
Camera IconRhys Morrissey takes on horse, Kamatchee in the Saddle Bronc Riding. Credit: North West Telegraph

Dust swirled, livestock leapt and the crowds roared for the 20th anniversary of the Newman Rodeo over the weekend.

Riders were keen to start their rodeo season early at the Newman rodeo grounds, while spectators drove or packed into buses to attend the Newman Campdraft and Rodeo Association competition on Saturday.

Nakita Eden races out in the Barrels event
Camera IconNakita Eden races out in the Barrels event Credit: North West Telegraph
Jacinta Oldham taking part in the Barrels racing.
Camera IconJacinta Oldham taking part in the Barrels racing. Credit: North West Telegraph

The crowds were treated to some magnificent team roping by winners Mark Maxwell and Duane Fuller, while Dylan Ruff won in the rope and tie, Hunta Gallacher won the breakaway roping and Gina Crawford claimed victory in the steer undecorating.

A rodeo clown throws lollies to children in the crowd at the event.
Camera IconA rodeo clown throws lollies to children in the crowd at the event. Credit: North West Telegraph
A competitor hangs on in the SaddleBronc during the Newman Rodeo.
Camera IconA competitor hangs on in the SaddleBronc during the Newman Rodeo. Credit: North West Telegraph

Stacey McCarthy won the barrel racing, Kim Dawson won the steer wrestling and Jack Collins won the novice bull ride.

Jack Collins hanging on during the Novice Bull Ride.
Camera IconJack Collins hanging on during the Novice Bull Ride. Credit: North West Telegraph
Logan Mackay breaks out of the shoots during the Novice Bull Ride.
Camera IconLogan Mackay breaks out of the shoots during the Novice Bull Ride. Credit: North West Telegraph

In the major crowd-pleasers, Wade McCarthy won the bareback riding, Regan Langridge won the open bull-ride and Rhys Morrisey bucked his way to victory in the saddle bronc.

Zach Kealy attempts to drag his steer to ground during the Steer Wrestling.
Camera IconZach Kealy attempts to drag his steer to ground during the Steer Wrestling. Credit: North West Telegraph

Wade McCarthy was named all-round cowboy and Stacey McCarthy all-round cowgirl. All-round junior cowgirl was awarded to Rachel Oakes and Jack Collins was named all-round junior cowboy.

A bull bucks its competitor, then challenges a pickup rider during the Bull Ride.
Camera IconA bull bucks its competitor, then challenges a pickup rider during the Bull Ride. Credit: Pictures: Robert Dougherty
Laurance Oversby takes on horse, Hot Legs in the Saddle Bronc Riding.
Camera IconLaurance Oversby takes on horse, Hot Legs in the Saddle Bronc Riding. Credit: North West Telegraph

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