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26 May, 2022

THAT'S HOW YOU DO A RODEO!

WHAT A WEEKEND! That’s how you do rodeo!
 
Buckles, belts, bulls and broncs took over Longreach in Outback Queensland for the first ever Road to Rodeo this weekend with a rollcall of new champions named and the event firmly established on the calendar for 2023 and beyond. 
 
Almost 3,000 people attended the inaugural two-day event, making it a standout success, while in the arena some of the best riders in the country competed for titles across the full rodeo program, including Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping and Rope and Tie.
 
RODEO ROCK on Saturday night starred The Wolfe Brothers, James Johnston, Luke Geiger & Bareback, Bella Mackenzie and Dee Jay Bux as well as locals Corinne Ballard and John Hawkes. Famed pitmasters The Shank Brothers low and slowed their way through the weekend showcasing Droughtmaster Beef and the crowd loved every minute. 
 
Talented young Injune cowboy Darcy Radel walked away with two Saddle Bronc ride titles, taking the PIRTEK 2nd Division title and the Longreach Regional Council Open Saddle Bronc title. 
 
Local Barcaldine boy, Jackson Gray, took out the Bull riding title and flew in to Longreach from Mackay especially for the event. In a nail biter of a final, he beat cowboys Donovan Rutherfurd and Brumby Brandenburg to take the title. Reigning Mount Isa Mines Rodeo Open Bareback Bronc Rider Fred Osman took the Longreach title in his signature event. 
 
In a wonderful moment in Australia rodeo history, Longreach welcomed legend Bob Holder – officially the world’s oldest competitive cowboy – as well as nine-year-old mini-bull rider Byron Kirk from Mt Isa! Bob’s daughter Kerrie Holder took out the Ladies Barrel Race, adding to her bulging mantlepiece of awards, including being thecurrent Australian Champion and the reigning Mount Isa Mines Rodeo Champion. Acclaimed rodeo announcer Aaron Ryan’s wife Jane Ryan, the current Australian Breakaway Roping Champion also won her signature event.
 
Road to Rodeo – An Isa Rodeo Experience brought a taste of the legendary Mount Isa Mines Rodeo experience Longreach, featuring the signature ingredients of this iconic event. The series aims to create four new annual rodeo events across Queensland by 2024, representing a long-term economic injection to the state of over $4 million. This outback festival is perfectly at home in Longreach, home to stockmen, shearers, sunsets and big blue skies.
 
ROAD TO RODEO LONGREACH 2022 – WINNERS 
 
Open Saddle Bronc
1. Darcy Radel
2. Jake Curr
3. Rory Shephard
 
Open Bull Ride
1. Jackson Gray
2. Donovan Rutherford
3. Brumby Brandenburg
 
Open Bareback Bronc Ride
1. Fred Osman
2. Dion Lane
3. Ty Simmonds
 
Rope & Tie 
1. Campbell Hodson
2. Shane Iker
3. Shane Kenny 
 
Steer Wrestling
1. Bradley Alloway
2. Nick Paynter
3. Ryley Gibb
 
Team Roping 
1. Rope Mcphee and Robert Mcphee
2. Tyler Kenny and Ellysa Kenny
3. Jayden Kenny and Shane Kenny 
 
Ladies Barrel Race
1. Kerrie Holder
2. Ellysa Kenny 
3. Emi Carlson
 
Breakaway Roping
1. Jane Ryan
2. Maisy Hetherington
3. Ellysa Kenny 
 
2nd Division Saddle Bronc
1. Darcy Radel
2. Billy Stephens
3. Cade Rosetta
 
JUNIOR EVENTS
 
Junior Barrel Race
1. Maddison Caban
2. Layney Deguara
3. Sopphie Miller
 
Junior Breakaway Roping
1. Jayden kenny
2. Maddison Caban
3. Rope Mcphee
 
Junior Team Roping
1. Jayden Kenny (Header)
2. Rope Mchee (Header)
3. NIL
 
Junior Bull Ride
1. Jacob Carige
2. Ryley Eade
3. Cade Ferguson
 
Mini Bull Ride 8-10 Years
1. Tate O’Brien
2. Cody Prow
3. Cade Crawford
 
Mini Bull Ride 11-14 Years
1. Clay Egan
2. NIL
3. NIL
 
Over 40’s Bull Ride 
1. Ross Wicks
2. NIL
3. NIL
 
Novice Barrel Race
1. Courtney Gray
2. Alicia Corbett
3. Emily Ward
 
Op Shop Barrel Race
1. Kylee Ferguson
 
 
NEXT STOP:  Mount Isa Mines Rodeo
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere
Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022
Website: Isarodeo.com.au
 
These events are supported by the Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland
 


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