With Nathan Burtenshaw ruled out of the first night’s competition in Austin with his concussion symptoms from last weekend still lingering, Lachlan Richardson flew the Australian flag aboard Dusty’s Revenge in Round 1.
As expected, the bull turned back to the left and Richardson went on to record a qualified ride, making some great corrections mid-ride to keep himself on top.
The clock was stopped by the judges but a quick challenge and review cleared the Gresford, NSW. cowboy of the slap and he received 86.75 points.
Credit: @Lachlan Richardson
Richardson picked up 50-points for his third-place finish in Round 1 and moved up two spots to end the night 31st in the PBR World Standings.
There was no vision available from Huntington, WV. so I can’t describe Fraser Babbington’s ride in Round 1 of the Velocity Tour event but he was down in a heartbreaking 7.83 seconds. Fire & Ice was scored 42.0 points by the judges.
Lachlan Richardson was out early in Section 1 of Round 2 on the 25th PBR: Unleash the Beast event in Austin. He gave the field something to chase, adding another great 85.75 point ride to his aggregate. Mac’s Barbeque was around to the left and Richardson was almost perfect for the entire eight seconds.
Credit: @Paulo Crimber
Richardson tied for fifth-place in the round to add another 22.5 points to his World Standings total and moved into 30th spot.
Nathan Burtenshaw was cleared to compete in Round 2 and faced off with Bullet Proof. The bull was around into Burtenshaw’s hand but the Coonamble, NSW bull rider got a bit ahead of the bull and was down at 3.70 seconds.
Entering the Championship Round in second place with 172.5-points, Lachlan Richardson chose Rising Sun (Dakota Rodeo – Berger/Struve/Heald Pro Bulls) in the draft. He looked to have a good seat away from his hand but ride ended at 2.65 seconds with a 43.5 bull score.
Richardson’s fourth-place finish earned a total of 177.5 points across the weekend and now sits in 26th spot. Nathan Burtenshaw slipped to 26th position in the PBR World Standings and joins Richardson on 907.5 points. Both riders are more than 200 points clear of World number 35 Marcos Gloria and look to be on their way to Vegas in November.
We should see some vision of the Championship Round rides make it onto Social Media over the next 24 hours. If Lachlan’s shows up I will update.
Earlier in the day, a visibly frustrated Fraser Babbington was down early once again in Round 2 of the Velocity Tour event. Bullet Proof (JQH Bucking Bulls) was away from his hand with the buck off coming at 2.76 seconds.