Tim looks to 2006 for a few more lucky breaks



ST GEORGE bull rider Tim Wilson is looking towards a brighter year as he prepares to end the worst year of his career.

Wilson, 21, joins the field in the Superbull Series final two rounds at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel which started last night and finish tonight.

The former two time Australian champion (2003, 2004) and last year's Superbull champion is out of title contention this year courtesy of some painful injuries.

It all started with a busted artery in his arm while competing at a rodeo in the US earlier this year and in true bull rider style told The Morning Bulletin, "it hurt a little bit''.

Wilson had been on the US circuit for five months and had planned on staying for the remainder of the year, but still welcomed the break ? struggling to come to terms with the lifestyle.

"I wanted to come home, but I'll probably go back over there in 2007,'' Wilson said.

Wilson returned to the arena in Townsville during August and was hurt on his first bull.

"The bull stepped on my stomach and busted a muscle.''

He returned on November 19 at Cunnamulla and has since only contested a few select events.

Wilson, who first started bull riding in 2001 proclaimed "2005 was the worst year I've ever had''.

The action starts at 7.30pm tonight and the Australian title winds up in Mooloolaba on January 3 and 6.



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