Warwick locals vie for rodeo titles

HOME GROWN: Scott Glasby, pictured placing at a Warwick Rodeo, will contest the open bull ride this weekend.
HOME GROWN: Scott Glasby, pictured placing at a Warwick Rodeo, will contest the open bull ride this weekend. Kenyonsportsphotos

SCOTT Glasby, Callum Miller, Lachlan Slade, Michael Maher and Mark Collins are the five Warwick riders in open rough stock events at this weekend's Warwick Rodeo.

While there will be some timed events on Thursday, the main program for rough and timed events for the rodeo starts on Friday night at the Warwick Showgrounds.

Action will resume on Saturday morning with a second night program on Saturday. All finals will be on Sunday.

Glasby is one of 56 cowboys in the open bull ride.

A past placegetter at his home town rodeo, Glasby needs to place at Warwick to secure a spot in the top 15 in Australian Professional Rodeo Association standings and the chance to qualify for next year's National Finals Rodeo.

Miller travelled to the United States this year to compete in the Australian High School Rodeo Team in rough stock events. He now works on a property at Monto.

Originally from Emu Vale, Slade is now living in New South Wales after winning a pro tour title in junior steer riding in the APRA.

He now concentrates on the bull ride.

In the saddle bronc ride, Maher will use his experience from two rodeo trips to America in the past two years to match it with the best in the business.

A runner-up at the APRA National Finals Rodeo in 2011, Maher has won the second-division event at Warwick.

Collins has also competed at the National Finals Rodeo and always rises to the occasion for his hometown rodeo.

The best of the best will be in Warwick for this weekend's rodeo.

These will include past world rookie champion Brad Pierce, of Tooma, NSW, who will compete in the bull ride and saddle bronc.

Wantabadgery (NSW) cowboy Rhys Angland won APRA bull ride, saddle bronc ride and all around titles in 2011-2012 and will be tough to beat in Warwick after returning from the US.

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