Well the inaugural Noonamah Tavern Rodeo Series kicked off in epic 'sell out style' on the weekend!
Capacity crowds packed around the arena seating to get a good view of the wrecks and rides that the Noonamah shows are well known for.
And the Dallis Livestock pen, and the cowboys and cowgirls who travelled from all over Australia to compete, did not fail to provide the thrills and spills to the crowd.
NOONAMAH TAVERN RODEO - MAY RESULTS:
Open Barrel Race
1st Wendy Buregmeister. 2nd Chelsea Hogan. 3rd Liz Cook. 4th Johanna Maxwell
1st Sam Woodall.
1st Allan Bowman
1st Doug Rohde. 2nd Kelvin Kempster
1st Eli Bee. 2nd Jack Woodall
Jnr. Bull Ride
1st Sam Woodall. 2nd Jack Woodall. 3rd Liam Hepburn. 4th Joe Down
Novice Bull Ride
1st Sally Mallay
OAQ Open Bull Ride
1st Sam Daly
Golden Red Rural - Feature Bull. GUNS 'n' ROSES bucked off Ben Cole
CABALLO DIABLOS - FEATURE RIDER PROFILE
ELI HUNTER - Jnr Bull Rider
When did you start competing? Started Riding poddy calfs when I was about 7 years young.
Why did you start competing? Didn't really think that is was going get me anywhere when I first started, it was mainly for fun I guess.
If you could have a beer with any person, living or dead, throughout history, who would it be and why? Well I'm not actually old enough to have beer yet, but I'd I'd probably crack a can with anyone whos willing to shout me.
Who do you see as the exciting competitor to watch out for in your event? I'd say someone that all ways gives it their hardest and best all round would differently have to be the Woodall brothers, Lil jack and sammy. Two very young and consistent riders that are always on the road traveling around Australia making consistent rank rides. So keep eye out for them because you will definitely see and here a lot of them in the future.
What is the furthest you have travelled to a rodeo? I have travelled all round Australia riding bulls. Making dedication as much as possible for the sport. I don't really know the approximate km or hours, but i can say a 6-8 hour drive isn't that long to get to a rodeo.
If you could give one bit of advice to your 10 year old self; what would it be and why? My 10 year old self. Hmm. I probably wouldn't give much advice seeming it was only 4 years ago. So can't really tell what I did wrong or right yet. But what I have seen of him I wouldn't give him much advice.
What is your funniest Rideo Road story? I was down in Victoria a few months back, we were traveling to Wilmington rodeo with two of my many traveling partners, Darcy Mcbean and Kody Mayo from port fairy. It was about 2 two days worth of a drive. Any ways, the night before we left we watched a horror movie (Paranormal activity) which scared the crap out of us. Anyways that very next night we stopped in at a dodgy motel room, the cheapest one in town. I can't quite remember which town it was but it left some dodgy memories. We all went to sleep early that night because the rodeo was the next day and we had another big drive. Anyways I woke up really early that morning with a throat infection where I couldn't breath. I walked out side into this scary hall way grunting for air. Walking up an down this hall way trying to get a breath. The lights were real dodgy and the wallpaper was all ripped up. Kody eventually woke up to the noise of me grunting not actually knowing it was me. He looked at the door an seen it was half open. Than heard the noise again and seen a shadow walking up an down the hall way with the lights flickering. Seeming we only just watched a horror movie the night before he was scared like all hell thinking i was some possessed child. I stormed into the room tired as hell couldn't breath with red eye. I screamed I can't breath and all kody did was jumped up and ran to the corner of the room haha. They eventually realised what happen and rushed me to hospital over night to get all these needles and things. The next day we left straight from the hospital to the rodeo. I was vomiting the whine trip there sick as a dog. I felt sorry for the other boys. They had to put up with me the whole night at the hospital at 1 am to bring me to hospital. That very night the boys were so tired from looking after me and driving and 15 hours all up. Whilst slept the whole trip. So they both bucked of there bulls and I was fall of energy and ended up covering my bull and winning the rodeo.
Name your favourite rodeo travel buddies. Matt bee, Kody mayo and Darcy Mcbean.
Whats your favourite song/track to listen to to get you psyched for a ride? Roy jones jr - can't be touched.
Sponsor Shout out! Yeah I would! Thanks heaps to DallisLivestock and Pure Dust clothing for everything you have done and helped me out with!! Appreciate it guys!
Don't forget to get along to the next Noonamah Tavern Rodeo for more 8 second excitement!!
JUNE 13th, with "REDLINE" belting out some hot tunes after the show