Results have been posted from the PBR Australia Touring Pro Event up at Hervey Range on Saturday night, and it was Lawson Nobbs who went 2-for-2 to take the victory.
The Moura talent was the only rider in the elite 20-rider field to cover both of his bulls, finishing with an aggregate total of 169.5 points.
Nobbs’ Round 1 matchup looked good on paper, and he made no mistakes, kicking off his night with an 85-point effort aboard Hot Spot from Dittmann Bucking Bulls.
The ride was good enough to place third in the long round, setting up what looked to be another favourable draw with CF7 Bucking Bulls’ Gangster’s Retreat in the Championship Round.
The 24-year-old took full advantage again, this time scoring 84.5 points to move to the top of the leaderboard with a handful of riders left to attempt their second bull.
Nobbs survived the final two rides to pick up his first win since the Rockhampton Touring Pro back on New Year’s Eve in 2019. He earned 39 points towards the 2021 PBR Australian National Standings, which places him in eight-place after three events.
Winning the long round, and finishing second in his season debut was Bailey Woodard.
The Dingo bull rider covered Dittmann Bucking Bulls’ Comeback Kid for 87-points during the final section of Round 1 to put himself atop the leaderboard.
Woodard faced off against the 2019 PBR Australia Bucking Bull of the Year POA Fully Locked & Loaded in the last trip of the Championship Round. The Dittmann Bucking Bull was too strong, winning the matchup in 3.94 seconds.
The 22-year-old picked up 30 points for his runner up finish, and he finds himself placed ninth in the national standings.
Finishing in third place was three-time PBR Australian National Champion Aaron Kleier, who posted 86-points aboard Meet Ya Maker from the MJ Bucking Bulls and Brandenburg Bucking Bulls partnership in the opening round.
The Clermont cowboy earned 22 points towards the national standings and he remains second in the gold buckle race, but he was able to trim the gap between himself and the No. 1 spot to just 2 points.
Mount Walker’s Dan Ruhland backed up his strong finish in Rockhampton with another Top-5 finish to sit fifth in the National Standings. The 19-year-old placed fourth after he rode Rocky Top from CF7 Bucking Bulls for 83.5 points.
Brady Fielder wound up in fifth place. The Clermont young-gun covered El Camino from Brandenburg Bucking Bulls for 83-points which moved him up a spot into third place in the season rankings.
Wrapping up the rundown in sixth place is the leader in the race for a National Championship, Macaulie Leather. The Calliope talent rode Chasing Dragons from CF7 Bucking Bulls for 81 points.
Dittmann Bucking Bulls took home their third straight Bucking Bull of the Night award, with POA Fully Locked & Loaded and Cattle King Boogers Beach both posting 45-point performances during the Championship Round.
Boogers Beach defeated Macaulie Leather in their third straight final round matchup. This time the buck off came in 3.66 seconds after wins in 6 and 2.49 seconds in Rockhampton.
Next, the Monster Energy Tour returns to Rockhampton on the 12th of June 2021 for what should be another rowdy night inside the Great Western Hotel.
This will be the final event before the three-match Origin Series, so the final spots in the Queensland and New South Wales teams will be up for grabs. Stay Tuned!