Cowboy Dunn posts PBR win at Beef Australia 2015
PROSERPINE bull rider Roy Dunn saved his best ride for last to claim a thrilling victory in the Beef Australia PBR on Friday night.
Thousands packed into the Rockhampton Showgrounds centre arena for the Pro Bull Riding event and saw Dunn beating local boy Jay Borghero to claim overall honours.
The 25-year-old delivered the highest marked ride of the event, with 88.5 in the championships round, helping him to 174 points overall.
"I drew Jackie Howe (bull) at the Emerald PBR in December and struggled confidence-wise on him," Dunn said.
"But this time I put everything aside and just went out to have some fun."
Dunn, the nephew of former world champion bullrider Troy Dunn, has been riding professionally for five years and was thrilled at having scored a victory.
"I've been struggling a bit recently with injury but it was nice to go back out there and put on a show, I underestimated myself a bit," he said.
"The most satisfying feeling was looking over to see my uncle with a big smile on his face.
"It's the best feeling knowing you performed well in front of your mentor."
Dunn and his competitors now turn their focus towards the Mt Isa PBR Touring Pro event on June 19.
BEEF WEEK PBR
Championship standings: 1st Roy Dunn, 2nd Jay Borghero 86, 3rd/4th Jie Wood & Damien Herden 84.5, 5th Luke Fielder 84, 6th Mitch Paton 83, 7th Matthew Pfingst 82.5, 8th Reece Weller 82