PHOTOS: Pro Bull Riding a non-stop show
A COWBOY hero emerged from the non-stop action at the Pro Bull Riding Live Series show on Saturday night.
As the sun set over Hervey Bay's Seafront Oval, paramedics were on standby as bull riders from across the country battled their way to a spot in the series final next week in front of almost 2000 eager viewers.
The crowd busted out their daggiest dance moves and even a bit of romance as the dance and kiss cams zoomed in on unsuspecting spectators during the breaks.
Then after three rounds of heart-stopping rides, Troy Wilkinson took home a sore lower back and first place on the night, meaning he will go on to compete at the final in Grafton for a chance to take home $10,000.
The New South Wales front-runner was given a score of 85.5 for his eight second hold in the first round, but after being trampled by Unearthed, his ride was over for the night.
"Doing this sport, you don't think 'when will I get hurt?' - you think 'how badly will I get hurt this time?'" Troy said. "I'll just put some ice on it, take some Panadol and hope it's better for next week in the final."