Rain washes away Gympie Show crowd
A RAIN storm that dumped about 50mm of rain on the Gympie Showgrounds drove rodeo fans away on Saturday night.
Vice-president of the Gympie Show Society and chief rodeo steward Joe Mooney Jnr said the Channel 7 Championship Rodeo was set for a huge night until the rain ruined the evening.
He said the rain hit the rodeo about 7.30pm.
“We were going to have a real big night,” Mooney said.
“The big screen was a real asset, it was a shame we had two inches of rain.
“It emptied the stands pretty quickly.”
“It was pouring down.”
Mooney said it was a shame the crowd left because their was some great rodeo action after the rain stopped.
He said the quality of the stock at the event was first class.
Junior barrel race: Cheyenne Whitwell 1, Sharni Webb 2, Teleeka Adams 3, Megan Pohlmann 4.
Barrel race: Kim Clarke 1, Tanya Diston 2, Cheyenne Whitnell 3, Lynda Graham 4, novice Tanya Diston
Poddy ride: Lane Mellers 1, Treymanne Beattie, Clay Heaton, Dan Runland 2.
Junior bull ride: Keelan Alexander 1, Bryce Daly 2, Jackson Felton 3.
Team Roping: Clay Gordon, Jason Fedrick 1, Gene Hingst, Steve Doneathy 2, Brad Henry, Steve Doneathy 3, Bobbi-Jo Blake, Clinton Clem 4.
Breakaway roping: Megan Pohlmann 1, Kim Clarke 2, Tui Gordon 3, Tammy Augustin 4, Novice Megan Pholman.
Novice bull ride: Dinny Moran 1, Jeffrey Moretto 2, Bodhi Spall 3.
Open bull ride: Graeme Lucht, Matt Boland 1, Malcolm Wieland 3, Frazer Babbington, Matthew Carlo 4.
Bareback ride: Dinny Moran, Anthony Thomas 1 , Dan Kelly, Rance Makinson 2
Saddle ride: Anthony Thomas 1, Dave Mawhinney 2, Peter Honeyman 3.
Rope and tie: David Liaver 1, Scott Augustin 2, Gene Hingst 3, Thomas Whitwell 4, Novice Clay Gordon
Steer Wrestling: Clay Gordon 1, Lachlan O’Neil 2, Kyle K Williams 3, Brad Cavanagh 4, Novice Troy Palmer.