Warren calls the bull like no one else
By RACHAEL BORICH
CENTRAL Queensland's bullriders are making a name for themselves on the international scene and now Ridgelands announcer Warren Matotek has the call up.
Matotek will call tonight's Superbull round 6 at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel before flying out to the US tomorrow to announce two events.
"I'll have to step up a level over there because I don't know the bulls or many of the bullriders,'' said Matotek, who has a wealth of knowledge on the Australian scene after 17 years of announcing bullrides.
The four-time announcer of the year, and former bullrider, said the opportunity will give him something to bring back home.
Matotek will have some real talent to call tonight and a group of competitors ready to prove a point after biting the dust while representing Australia in Townsville earlier this month.
The focus returns home tonight and the Central Queensland talent is setting the pace with seven of the top 10 rankings filled by local cowboys.
Entering the final four events Gracemere's Ben Seeds leads the series from Rockhampton's Kerry Mills and Stuart Frame.
Matotek rates the consistent Seeds as a future Australian champion.
His second round ride is on Swamp Thing, who had not been ridden for 12 months until the Townsville event.
A wildcard for the final rounds is the 2004 Guatemalan champion Elvis Urbina who has returned for a three-month stint on the Bullriding Australia national tour.
Urbina returns to Australia after six months on the lucrative PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and PBR (Professional Bull Riders) tours in the USA.