BRADLEY Brown is one of the riders who was unable to hold on for the eight seconds needed to get points on the board at the Bell Show rodeo.

He rode Just Creepy in the open bull ride, coming close to the buzzer.

"It would have been better if I lasted one more second," he said.

"He came out and slowly poked out and didn't buck, then just cranked it around to the right and cranked back left.

"I wasn't expecting it but I sat there alright, got a bit stiff on him and he threw me over the top."

Coming out from Roma to compete, Brown said he had been riding since he was 11.

"I've got about 15 years of riding behind me. I got into it when my brother started up, and he got me and my other brother into it back then," he said.

"I try to get onto as many bulls as I can for practice."

HOT TIME IN THE SADDLE: Matthew Young rides bull Jalapeno at the Bell Show rodeo.
HOT TIME IN THE SADDLE: Matthew Young rides bull Jalapeno at the Bell Show rodeo. Elouise Quinlivan

Brown is currently ranked third in the Queensland Rodeo Association men's bull ride listings.

"I was looking for that ride to get me a few more points to take the lead but I came up just short which is a shame," he said.

The bull riders went into the ring twice on Sunday at the Bell Show rodeo, with Matthew Young the only rider to hold on past the buzzer.

He said he had been riding for four or five years and was looking to hit the Professional Bull Rides hard this year.

"I'm trying to get to the cup series and make it to Vegas," he said.

"I ended up sixth down at Marrabel PBR last weekend, and I won Chinchilla the weekend before that."

Young, from Woodenbong, said he loved bull riding from the first time he jumped on as a dare.

"I've been lucky with injuries, I've been knocked out a few times, torn my Achilles and torn a few muscles," he said.

Young will appear at the Dalby PBR on March 21 at the Showgrounds.

The Bell Show's Sunday events included barrel racing, bull and bronco riding, and team penning.

RESULTS

Bull rides

Matthew Young went against seven competitors and scored 80 points.

Saddle bronc rides

Three-way tie with Peter Carswell, Lane Grayson and Greg Hamilton on 75 points.

Third place was awarded to Jamahl Hamilton on 69 points.

Bareback

A two-way tie for first with Parish May and Dinny Moran on 76 points.

Third place went to Steele Allston on 73 points.

Raymond Petersen was forth on 72 points.


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