LEGENDARY SINCE 1959

Competitors

Shane Kenny

Shane Kenny set the Australian and National Rodeo Finals (NFR) Rope and Tie record of 7.2 seconds at the Rockhampton NFR in 2000. He is a Director of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) Board of Directors and is sponsored by Ariat, Cinch, Resistol and Willard Ropes.

Nickname: Ruff/Boxhead
DOB: 19/09/74
Hometown: Emerald, Queensland
Marital status: Married
Height & weight: 194cm, 104kg
Occupation: Contract Mine Operator, Professional Cowboy
Events: Rope & Tie, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping
Titles won: 1990 Rookie of the Year, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000; 2004; Rope & Tie Champion of Australia, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002; 2004; All Around Champion of Australia, 1997, 1999, 2000; Steer Wrestling Champion of Australia
Times qualified for NFR: 15
Joined APRA: 1978
Highest payout: $3,800 Cody, Wyoming USA
Personal best: Rope & Tie – 7.2 at Rockhampton, Steer Wrestling – 3.2 at Spanish Fork Utah, USA, Team Roping – 5.1 at Chiltern
Interests: training horses, roping schools and cold beer!

Darren Clarke

Darren Clarke holds the current Australian record of 90 points.

DOB: 17/07/73
Hometown: Qurindi, New South Wales
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Professional Cowboy
Events: Bareback
Titles won: 1995 Rookie Bareback Champion, 1998 Australian Bareback Champion, 2005 Australian Bareback Champion
Times qualified for NFR: 4 (4 times for the PRCA Finals)
Joined APRA: 1993

Brad Pierce

 

In 2005, Brad commenced a scholarship with Western Texas College, US were he studied welding.  He is currently in the top 10 World Standings Bull Riding &  PRCA Leading the World Rookie of the  Year, Rookie Bull Ride and 2nd in Rookie Saddle Bronc riding standings.

DOB: 28/08/86
Hometown: Oxley, Victoria
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Professional Cowboy and Horse Breaker
Events: Bull Ride & Saddle Bronc
Titles won: 2005 Australian Rookie of the Year, 2005 Pro Tour Bull Riding Champion, 2004 Pro Tour Bull Riding Champion, 2004 Southern Cross Circuit 2nd Division Bull Riding Champion, 2001 Southern Cross Circuit Steer Riding Champion, 2001 Pro Tour Steer Riding Champion
Times qualified for NFR: 4
Joined APRA: 1998 as a Junior member. His father Jim Pierce was the 1989 Australian Saddle Bronc riding Champion
Career earnings: In Australia in excess of $55,370 and in the United States currently $40,510
Interests: Horses, fishing and shooting

Scott Fraser

Scott is arguably the best three rough stock event riders the APRA has ever seen. His best win was over $19,000 in 1995 at a Bull Ride in California.

DOB: 20/10/1973
Hometown: Wilmington, South Australia
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Grazier and Wheat Farmer
Events: Saddle Bronc, Bull Ride, Bareback and Steer Wrestling
Titles won: 1997 Pro Tour All Round Cowboy, Bull Ride, Bareback & runner up Saddle Bronc, 1996 Australian Bull Riding Champion, 1996 Pro Tour All Round Cowboy, Saddlebronc, Bull Ride &  Bareback Champion, 1995 Australian Bull Riding Champion, 1994 Pro Tour All Round Cowboy, Saddlebronc, Bull Ride &  Bareback Champion
Times qualified for NFR: 15
Joined APRA: 1988
Interests: Farming, horses & family

Cherie O’Donoghue

DOB: 28/08/72
Hometown: Lockington, Victoria
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Community Health Nurse
Events: Breakaway Roping, Team Roping & Barrel Race
Titles won: 2006 Australian All Round Champion Cowgirl, 2006 Pro Tour Breakaway Roping Champion, 2006 Pro Tour All Round Champion Cowgirl, 2005 Australian All Round Champion Cowgirl
Times gualified for NFR: 9
Joined APRA: 2000
Career earnings: $146,247.75
Interests: Reading