Dirty jeans wish for PBR
KEEP an eye out for the bloke wearing the dirtiest pair of jeans at tomorrow night's Rural Weekly PBR Live Series.
It will most likely be Dingo's professional bull rider Ryan Storey.
But don't be alarmed by the dust stained pants, the dirtier the better for the 31-year-old who only washes his jeans if he's been bucked off a bull.
It's his well-known PBR ritual, as he doesn't want to wash off the good luck.
Ryan is one of the PBR riders who'll be swirling up a dust storm in the arena tomorrow night at Browne Park.
"I've got a bull called No Deal and one called Little Chief, I've seen them on the circuit pretty often which I'm hoping will be an advantage but with these animals you never know what they're going to do," he said.
"I started off bull riding when I was 14 and slowly progressed through the ranks. At first it started off as a hobby but there was always that part of me who wanted to be a professional rider and win all of the titles.
"As I've gotten older though I've realised that this sport isn't so much about the titles you collect, it's about the enjoyment you get out of each ride and the love you have for the sport. Winning the titles is definitely a bonus though."
Ryan has been with PBR Australia since it's inception and is considered one of the PBR Australia veterans having competed in 40 events annually over the past 15 years.
WHEN: Saturday; gates open at 5pm, bull ride starts at 7pm
WHERE: Browne Park, Albert St, Rockhampton
PRICE: Tickets start at $30 but will increase by $5 at the gate. Due to popular demand, additional Premium Ringside tickets are now available. Avoid the queue by pre-purchasing your tickets at The Morning Bulletin front counter in Bolsover St or going to ruralweekly.com.au
PARTY: PBR after-party at Browne Park with live entertainment from Casey Barnes