Gympie set for great display of bull riding at PBR Live
The PBR Rural Weekly Live Series is coming to Gympie and is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated events of the season as the nation's top bull riders strive for ranking positions and a shot at the $20,000 Series end bonus.
A newly implemented series back in 2014, the Rural Weekly Live Series caters for both young and old fans as well as people looking for a first time extreme sporting experience.
It delivers many great match-ups between man and beast, as the most accomplished riders in the country go head to head - eight seconds at a time - against many of the most agile and athletic bucking bulls in the state.
On Wednesday, August 26, the Gympie Showgrounds will be transformed into a modern day bull riding arena that will give bull riding fans the opportunity to witness one of the fastest growing sports up close and personal.
At this stage of the series, there are 10 riders in contention for the inaugural APN Series Champion.
New Zealand Bull Riding Champion Fraser Babbington holds a commanding lead over Justin Paton and Troy Wilkinson.
PBR general manager Glen Young said it was going to be an exciting finish.
There are not a lot of events in this series for riders to earn points, so the front runners need to stay consistent and the challengers need to perform well at the remaining events.
One thing fans can be assured of is there are going to be many bulls tried and tested and some great rides produced at each event.
With the Rural Weekly Live Series it is about consistently delivering a entertaining competition with a high standard of production that thrills and educates the fans.
The mega screen deliver vision from inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare.