GALLERY: Ring Ya Bell is finally bested in Top Guns series
WITH an 85-point ride under his belt, Lawson Nobbs made a bee-line for the dance floor.
The 18-year-old Rockhampton bullrider reigned supreme in round six of the Top Guns Rodeo series at the Great Western Hotel rodeo arena on Saturday night with a winning ride in the open bull ride event.
The talented cowboy said he celebrated the triumph on the dance floor at the Zodiac nightclub.
"I rode Ring Ya Bell, which is a pretty nice bull, and finished with a score of 85," Nobbs said.
"I was the only rider to stay on in the open bull ride. It was a pretty good night and I'm really happy with it.
"I celebrated my win by heading out to the Zodiac."
GWH rodeo manager Brian Duggan said Nobbs certainly showed his bull who was boss.
"Lawson Nobbs did well to ride Ring Ya Bell who is owned by local bloke Collin Bell," Duggan said.
"Ring Ya Bell is a very tough bull and has only been ridden once in the past two years."
Duggan also praised Sam Spencer for his performance in round six of the Young Guns Rodeo series on Friday night as well as the Top Guns event.
"Sam Spencer won the Young Guns rookie bull ride on Friday night and then came very close to getting a ride on Saturday night at the Top Guns," Duggan said.
"He stayed on for about seven seconds on a bull called Manslaughter in the open bull ride."
Spencer and Nobbs hope to carry their good form to the US later this year when they represent Australia at the Youth Bull Riding Finals in Texas from August 4-6.