Bulls give a heck of a ride at St Brendan's annual rodeo

ST BRENDAN College held its annual rodeo on Saturday with riders converging from all over Australia and as far as New Zealand.

As a crowd of more than 2000 people gathered on the rodeo grounds, competition was fierce.

St Brendan's College students competed against each other during the evening's battle.

The winner of the steer ride was Seaton Hansen, and the winner of the junior bull ride was Travis Kleier.

This was followed by the hotly-contested St Brendan's vs Nudgee College Challenge where St Brendan's took out the overall competition and St Brendan's Peter Copping was victorious in the junior steer ride.

Aaron Kleier won the Senior steer ride and Kelly Hauff the junior bull ride. A new addition to the program was introduced this year; the Bullzye Interschool Challenge.

In this challenge school battled school, and man battle beast, with Rockhampton Grammar School winning the overall event.

This event showcased fantastic rides from Sam Spencer and Lawson Nobbs.

Brendon Buckholz (CQ State School) won the junior steer ride, Reniald Flohr (RGS) won the senior steer ride and Sam Spencer (RGS) won the junior bull ride, with Adam Gatt from Nudgee College winning the Bullzye Interschool Challenge junior bull shootout event. St Brendan's College rodeo team co-ordinator Marcello Smith was proud of how all the boys performed and hoped the new interschool event would become a bigger and better event next year.

In a culmination of the live action in the evening, the PBR event took to the stage in the toughest sport on dirt.

The crowd saw man eat dirt and beasts show their dominance as Bouldercombe cowboy Jason Mara took out the overall competition title.