It’s not just the cowboys of the PBR competing for the title this weekend at the 2019 PBR Australia Grand Finals in Townsville.
The Stock Contractors and their bovine athletes will also go head to head with four awards up for grabs.
2019 Champion Bucking Bull of Australia
The race to become the 2019 Champion Bucking Bull of Australia will play out in the North Queensland dirt with many of the top contenders filling their out quota for the season on Friday and Saturday.
Kleier Bucking Bulls’ King Kong is one of those bulls that will reach the five-trip minimum this weekend with his previous outs averaging 44.25 points.
Already qualified are the Dittmann Bucking Bulls pair of POA Fully Locked & Loaded and POA Palooka, who have averaged 44.14 and 44.00 points respectively from seven outs. Both bulls will be looking to post big scores to bump their averages even higher.
Black Tuxedo has also filled his quota this season, with the Wallace Bucking Bull averaging 43.58 points in his first season on tour.
Tied on 43.50 points are Barn Yard from Kleier Bucking Bulls and Berzerk from MJ and Brandenburg Bucking Bulls from three and four outs. The D.O.C from MJ and Brandenburg needs one more trip to qualify, and his average is currently 43.38 points.
Rata Tat Tat from BK Bucking Bulls will also take his required trips this weekend with his previous outs averaging 43.33 points.
Also averaging over 43-points for the year and qualified are the Throsby & Russell Bucking Bull’s oOh! Call Me Joe and oOh! Mr Buckmore.
There are a bunch of other bulls just below that 43-point mark that remain a slim hope. However, they would have to produce massive numbers this weekend to boost their averages.
2019 Rookie Bucking Bull of Australia
The 2019 Rookie Bucking Bull of Australia race is close to being wrapped up with Wallace Bucking Bull’s Black Tuxedo leading this way with an average of 43.58 points from his seven trips this season.
Crackalakin from Throsby & Russell Bucking Bulls and Bud Buster from JD and Kasper Bucking Bulls will both take their qualifying trips at the Finals. Both have had four outs this season for 42.50 and 42.38 points respectively.
Mitey Whitey from Wallace Bucking Bulls is the next best bull that has met the minimum out required in attendance this weekend. He comes to Townsville with an average of 42 points.
Dunne Bulls’ 25 to Life is close behind with a 41.66-point average this year.
Also, with excellent averages, but not competing this weekend are Throsby & Russell’s Hammer McKenzie (42.71 points) and Kasper Bucking Bulls’ SweetPro’s Mystery (42.66 points).
2019 PBR Australia Stock Contractor of the Year
The 2019 PBR Australia Stock Contractor of the Year award has already been wrapped up, with Throsby & Russell Bucking Bulls successfully defending their 2018 title to go back-to-back. The Hunter Valley team has put in plenty of miles this year to build an unassailable lead.
2019 PBR Australia Grand Finals Event Titles
Stock Contractors will submit their three bull teams this weekend in a bid to pick up the Champion Bull Team of the 2019 PBR Australia Grand Finals. Dittmann Bucking Bulls are the defending champions.
The Bulls will also be vying it out for the Bucking Bull of the 2019 PBR Australia Grand Finals award. Locked n Load (Brandenburg Bucking Bulls) and POA Fully Locked and Loaded (Dittmann Bucking Bulls) are the defending champions.