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09 October, 2014

CAMERON MILNER LOOKS FORWARD TO WARWICK

AFTER concentrating on the three timed events in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association, Cameron Milner will try his luck in the saddle bronc ride at this year’s Warwick Rodeo.

It is rare for a rider to compete in more than three events but Milner will go in four at the October 23-26 rodeo at the Warwick Showgrounds.

“Going in four events could help me win an APRA all around title one day,” he said.

“I like being busy at a rodeo and not sitting around and thinking about it.”

He and girl friend Jamie-Lee Williams will travel to Warwick with six horses, Williams is currently second in APRA all around cowgirl and barrel racing standings.

Milner has won an APRA rookie team roping header title and was third in the rope and tie in the National Finals Rodeo at Caboolture in May behind fellow Central Queensland pair Shane Iker and Shane Kenny.

He hasn’t enjoyed his best start to the new season and is currently 11th in team roping heeler standings and 16th in steer wrestling.

“Warwick is the big one,” he said hoping that he can win money in his three events at the October 23-26 rodeo.

In December and January, he will compete in the Christmas Run of rodeos in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

In a change to the format for determining title winners this season, prize money earnt during the season will go towards deciding titles at the National Finals Rodeo. In the past, all 15 qualifiers in the finals started on nil prize money.

“I want to be in the top-five in my events going into the finals but it all depends how much money you have won,” he said.

“There might only be $1000 in prize money between first and sixth in the standings.”

Last season, Milner won the rookie team roping heeler title and was runner-up in the rope and tie.

As a junior, he won an all around junior cowboy title and split the high point cowboy pro tour title with Bryden Atkins after three runner-up finishes in the standings

He was successful as a junior steer rider and rode bulls as a rookie so will return to rough stock riding in the second-division saddle bronc ride in Warwick.

Milner is a third-generation rodeo rider and wants to be the first member of his family to win an open title in the APRA.

He is a third-generation rider on the side of his mother Kerrie (nee Hamilton) and a second-generation rider on the side of his father Gavin. His uncles have competed in the United States and Canada.

Away from the rodeo circuit, Milner breaks in thoroughbreds for racehorse trainers in the Rockhampton area.

 

APRA PROGRAM: October 23-26 Warwick (Qld); October 31-November 1 Jimna Bull Ride (Qld); November 15 Kapunda (SA); November 22 Narrabri (NSW); November 28 Bundaberg (Qld). More information from APRA on 07 4661 8183

 



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