The Wednesday Rewind features all the ‘stuff you may have missed’ from social media over the past week with news and updates from the PBR, PBR Australia and Bull Riders.
2018 PBR Australia Grand Finals Launched
PBR Australia officially launched the 2018 PBR Australia Grand Finals last Thursday with a Press Conference in Townsville.
PBR Australia’s General Manager Glen Young announced that the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre will be the home to the Grand Finals for the next 3 years with the event prize money increasing to $100,000 in 2019.
Great news for fans who can’t make it to Townsville this year with all the action to be broadcast live on Ridepass on 22-23 November.
For those that tuned into the press conference, there was also the opportunity to take advantage of $25 tickets for the Grand Finals. This special offer was only available for 25 hours following the announcement.
Velocity Tour Finals Update
PBR Insider Justin Felisko has officially announced that Aaron Kleier will not be competing as the Australian Invite at the Real Time Velocity Tour Finals in Las Vegas next month. As I alluded to in my article last week, Kleier will remain in Australia to concentrate on his goal of winning the 2018 PBR Australian National Title.
The Australian invite will now fall to the rider ranked No. 2 in the Australian National Standings following the Dubbo Invitational this weekend. Cliff Richardson currently holds down second place with Fraser Babbington less than 50-points behind. I will have a preview of the Dubbo Invitational up on Ride the Rage later this week.
PBR Australia leader Aaron Kleier will not be accepting an invitation to the Velocity Tour Finals. The Australian invite will go to the No. 2 rider in the standings, which is a extremely tight battle between Cliff Richardson and Fraser Babbington.
— Justin Felisko (@jfelisko) October 16, 2018
PBR Australia Rider Snippets
Rohan Markham took out the Open Bullride in Gatton on Saturday night with 82-points on Oliver Twisted. Joshua Jones placed second in the event combining with Wild Teacup for 80 points.
Aaron Kleier recorded a second place finish in the monthly Top Gun’s Rodeo at the Great Western Hotel in Rockhampton last weekend. Kleier scored 77 points on a nice little bull that turned back to the left.
Current No. 4 ranked Cody Heffernan has announced via Instagram that he will compete at the Branxton Rodeo on Saturday afternoon before heading 300km west for the Dubbo Invitational that evening.
Young Guns Ky Hamilton and Lane Mellers both recorded qualified rides at bull riding events in North America over the weekend. Hamilton finished 2nd in Amarillo with Mellers making the whistle in Vernon.