Jason O’Hearn has big lead in bull ride

Jason O’Hearn has big lead in bull ride

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Jason O’Hearn is the early leader in the APRA bull ride  standings this season. Picture - A Roberts Media.

Jason O’Hearn is the early leader in the APRA bull ride standings this season. Picture - A Roberts Media.

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Jason O’Hearn has almost three times the prize money of the second-placed rider Jake Whalan.

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PAST Australian Professional Rodeo Association bull ride champion Jason O’Hearn is the early leader in standings this season.

O’Hearn hails from Rothbury, NSW and has almost three times the prize money of the second-placed rider Jake Whalan, who works the rodeo circuit out of Queensland. Former Warwick Rodeo bull ride champion Troy Wilkinson is third in the standings.

This weekend’ s only rodeo is at Ulverstone in Tasmania on Saturday.

Riders from Tasmania have done much better in the APRA this season than in the past.

All competitors are aiming to finish in the top 15 and qualify for the nationals finals that are likely to be in October.

The new season started on October 1 and after four months of the season, Springsure rider Cody Angland is the standings leader in saddle bronc. Angland leads two NSW riders Tim Hammond and Tom Kerr with Wandoan rider Cameron Webster fourth.

Queensland rider Deon Lane leads the bareback bronc ride standings from the toughest man in rodeo Tom Willoughby. Rarely does a competitor go in more than three events but Willoughby works five events, two rough stock and three in the timed events.

He goes in steer wrestling, the rope and tie and team roping as well as two rough stock events, the bull ride and bareback bronc ride.

With five events, Willoughby has the potential to win the all around cowboy pro tour buckle  for most money won in the season. He is currently in fourth place and in range of all around leader Clay Bush from Yass in New South Wales.

There are five Tasmanians in the top-20 in all around cowboy standings, Dylan Clark in 12th spot, Try King in 14th spot. Ty’s father Gary King is in 18th spot, one behind fellow Tasmanian Luke Hamilton.

Nicholas Newman and all Tasmanian riders have the chance at Ulverstone this Saturday to improve his APRA all around cowboy standing from 20th spot.

Top 20 in APRA all around standings 

Clay Bush NSW

Shane Kenny Qld

Campbell Hodson Qld

Tom Willoughby SA

Cody Angland Qld

Darcy Kersh Qld

Terry Evison Vic

Lee Kimber Vic

Mitch Eastwell Qld

Cody Tyrrell Vic

Jace Land Qld

Dylan Clark Tas

Daniel Pearson SA

Ty King Tas

Corey Heath NSW

Peter Allen SA

Luke Hamilton Tas

Gary King Tas

Heath Nichols NSW

Nicholas Newman Tas

Rodeo program

February 2 – Ulverstone Twilight Rodeo, Tasmania

February 9 – Ballarat Rodeo, Victoria

February 9 – Xtreme Bulls Rodeo at K Ranch, Mt Hunter, NSW

February 9 – Wagga Wagga Rodeo, NSW

February 16 – Lillico Rodeo, Tasmania

Februart 23 – Narrandera Rodeo, NSW

February 23 – Whittlesea Rodeo, Victoria

The story Jason O’Hearn has big lead in bull ride first appeared on North Queensland Register.

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