Bucking Bulls return to Rockhampton

PBR Australia returns to Rockhampton for a two-session event on Saturday, 17 October.

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Bull Rider Cliff Richardson and bull Twisted Sister. Photo: PBR

Bull Rider Cliff Richardson and bull Twisted Sister. Photo: PBR

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HOLD on tight Rockhampton, the PBR is returning to the Beef capital for a thrilling, adrenaline-filled, two-session event on Saturday, 17 October.

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Gear up and hold on tight Rockhampton, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Monster Energy Tour is bringing its thrilling and adrenaline-filled excitement to the beef capital for two exhilarating events on Saturday, 17 October.

After recommencing earlier last month, the 2020 PBR tour will see the best bull riders in Australia battle the sport's toughest bovines in a spectacular showdown, held at the historic Great Western Hotel.

PBR Australia General Manager Glen Young said he is pleased to be back operating and even more pleased to be back in the beef capital of Australia.

This is a very unique year for us and with the support of Council it has not only enabled our sport to continue, but also return to the heartland inside one of the most iconic bull riding venues in Australia. - PBR Australia General Manager Glen Young

The bull riding action will be on full display from not only PBR's best riders but some of the up and coming local talent, all competing for points and the goal to join the grand final in November in Townsville.

Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow said the council is delighted to support the event as the Destination Partner.

"As the events capital of Central Queensland and our strong history with bull riding, Rockhampton is well positioned to host this renowned sporting event," Mayor Strelow said.

Rockhampton Regional Council's Manager of Tourism and Events, Annette Pearce, said the opportunity for the Region is exciting.

"With the event being broadcast live internationally and aired on 7Mate following the event, it's a fantastic chance to showcase our Region and what it has to offer to not only a national audience but also to an engaged global western sports audience virtually," Ms Pearce said.

The PBR Rockhampton invitational will be held over two sessions, 1pm and 6pm and tickets will be limited with Covid Safe capacity restrictions per session.

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