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Caboolture cowboy dominates at Millmerran rodeo

SADDLE UP: Caboolture rider Lachlan O'Neill is the current steer wrestling standings leader in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.
SADDLE UP: Caboolture rider Lachlan O'Neill is the current steer wrestling standings leader in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.

CABOOLTURE rider Lachlan O'Neill won the steer wrestling at the Millmerran Show Rodeo on February 27.

With the season nearing an end, O'Neill is the current steer wrestling standings leader in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.

The state dominated the event with seven of the open eight events for APRA Championship Points won by riders from Queensland.

Rodeo organiser Henry Wolski was happy with the crowd especially considering the weather.

"We had eight millimetres of rain during the rodeo," he said.

"The lights did flick out for a second during the night after which we waited 15 minutes for the flood lights to heat up again but everything went well."

The Millmerran Rodeo was a chance for many riders from Queensland and New South Wales to fine tune their form for another three rodeos to be held in Victoria this weekend.

Charters Towers rider Darcy Kersh made a long trip south worthwhile with wins in the rope and tie and team roping.

Darling Downs riders won all three rough stock events.

Michael Maher from Warwick was first in saddle bronc, Jack McArthur from Cooyar won the bull ride and Tara cowboy Dinny Moran was the bareback bronc ride winner at Millmerran.

Teal Ayers from Roma had a win in breakaway roping and is challenging for a top-five spot in the standings.

The only New South Wales winner was barrel racer Wendy Caban from Moree.

The next Queensland rodeo is at Kooralbyn on March 18, with Emerald and Roma also on the calendar for April.
 

Topics:  caboolture rodeo


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