Finals Results for all PBR Touring Pro Events from this weekend have finally filtered through after the Pubic Holiday Long Weekend in North America and it turned out to be a good weekend for Aussie bull riders. Lets dive into this weekends Final Wrap.
PBR Australia Touring Pro Division
Mitchel Paton (Nebo, QLD) produced a perfect 3-for-3 performance to hold off title contenders Aaron Kleier (Clermont, QLD) and Cliff Richardson (Gresford, NSW) and take out the 2018 Blackall B150 PBR Bull Ride on Saturday Night at the Blackall Showgrounds in Queensland.
28-year-old Paton produced a clutch 86.0 on Throsby & Russell Bucking Bulls’ On Point in the final out of the night to take home the buckle.
PBR Canada Touring Pro Division
Three Australian riders flew the Aussie Flag in Canada at the Glen Keeley Memorial Bull Ride.
Lachlan Slade (Tamworth, QLD) finished the best placed Australian in fourth place with Lachlan Richardson (Gresford, NSW) close behind in fifth.
Slade’s 86.5 points on Morning Wish (Wild Hoggs and Trish Streeter) was good enough to finish third in the opening round with Richardson also making it back to the Championship Round with an 86.0 point ride on Headstruck from Eno Bucking Bulls.
No luck on the night for Justin Paton (Nebo, QLD) who was dispatched in 3.9 seconds by F.O.A.D. from Thompson Rodeo Livestock.
Neither of the Australians in the Championship Round made the whistle with Richardson’s draw Willy Wonka (Girletz Rodeo Stock) awarded a 44.0-point bull score in his 7.69 seconds work.
Slade was also down early from Skori Bucking Bulls’ Hanna Motors Two Points Oh.
Canadian Zane Lambert went 2-for-2 with a 90.5-point ride in the Championship Round to take home the buckle.
Richardson moved to second in the PBR Canada standings and added 10 world points to hold onto the 34th spot on the PBR World Standings. Slade also added 20 World Points and moves up to 110th.
PBR Touring Pro Division
Lane Mellers (Mundubbera, QLD) was the only Australian to compete on US soil over the weekend. The 19-year-old rode at the two-day Johnson Brothers Ford Touring Pro in Belton, TX.
Mellers was down early from his opening night draw, Budakon, from Hale, Braun, Grimes and Wallgren on the opening night.
Red Bull Rising (Brent Gluck) also got the better of the 19-year-old on night 2 sending the young-gun home without a ride.