Stars of the PBR ready to fight it out in the ring
THEY ARE the best at what they do.
In the ring is when they feel most at home.
Here are three of the stars who'll be in the middle of the action Saturday night at the Rural Weekly Live Series PBR.
1. Frazer Babbington
IT ALL started out as a dare, but for Frazer Babbington, not backing down was the best thing to ever happen to him. Since jumping on his first bull in 2003 in the Northern Territory, the New Zealand born bull rider has made a name for himself since joining the PBR ranks in 2008. The 179cm Kiwi holds the Series Leader and Reining Australian PBR champion titles.
2. Cody Heffernan
SINGLETON'S Cody Heffernan first started riding at five-years-old and has been jumping on bulls ever since. He started with the PBR at just 18 and has spent a lot of time in US college rodeos before returning to Australia last year to try his luck on home soil. Heffernan's life revolves around bull riding, but when he's not at events or practicing he's helping out his family, delivering flowers for his mum's florist shop.
3. Mitch Paton
YEPPOON'S St Brendan's College was the place where Nebo's Mitch Paton found his passion for bull riding. The former boarding school student has a number of titles under his belt, including the 2013 Australasian Bull Games Champion. Paton has tasted success both in Australia and overseas, but always feels at home wherever he goes with his brother Jutsin Paton also part of the PBR family.
■ WHEN: Saturday, October 24; gates open at 5pm, bull ride starts at 7pm
■ WHERE: Browne Park, Albert St, Rockhampton
■ PRICE: Tickets start at $30 but will be more expensive if you buy on the day. 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.