Wilson crowned Superbull champion

ST GEORGE'S Tim Wilson is the Superbull champion for 2006, but it was a hard night's work for the brilliant bull rider as the event at the Great Western Hotel Indoor Arena was one where the beasts were supreme.

In the end Wilson did enough to secure his 2nd Superbull Series Title collecting 77.5 points for a sixth placing and more importantly his nearest competitor for the title, Emerald's Matt Postle, scored just 8 ? more points and still trails Wilson by over 200 points on the ladder.

Rockhampton rider Kevin Connolly failed to improve his position.

In the Championship round, Wilson was matched against what Professional Bull Riders Association (PBRA) spokesman Glen Young said could be the next bucking bull of Australia, Ban-Dee-Do.

The two had met briefly at the $70,000 Troy Dunn International, a contest won by Ban-Dee-Do and ending with Wilson hospitalised after the bull stood on his chest.

On Saturday Wilson failed to exact revenge on the big, black high-horned Brahman cross bull with the animal again getting the better of his rider.

Maitland (NSW) rider Steven Clark maintained his form in the 2006 Superbull when he became the first man on tour this year to ride 10 bulls in a row, a feat in itself in this calibre of competition.

Katherine's Cody Tapp finished equal first with Clark on Saturday and is hoping to be in the number two position overall come December 31 when he will also qualify to the PBR million dollar Challenger Tour Finals in the USA in early February.

The Superbull Finals will take place on November 25 while the first ever PBRA Touring Pro Finals will be on December 30 and 31.

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