Dave on the cusp of top 10
KYOGLE bull rider David Kennedy returns to Australia this week after mixing it with the best of them at the Professional Bull Riders world finals in Las Vegas.
Facing up to some of the most fearsome bulls in existence, Kennedy didn’t manage to hang on for the mandatory eight seconds in his first two rides at the Thomas & Mack Centre at the University of Las Vegas campus. But the 25-year-old fared a little better on the third evening when he managed to tame Monty the Bull and register a score of 87.25 points which placed him 11th on the night.
Kennedy was among the top 40 bull riders in the world to be invited to the titles along with competitors from Australia, Canada, Brazil and Mexico.
PBR Australia’s Brent Hampstead said Kennedy would gain a great deal of confidence from the experience
“The first two days he didn’t last the distance. But on Sunday night, Dave rode a bull and, while it wasn’t a huge result, that’s got to be a tremendous confidence-boost,” he said.
“Hopefully, Dave will be come back with a lot of confidence having ridden some great bulls in top company.”
Kennedy is currently ranked second on the PBR Australia standings and will return to compete in events in Cunnamulla on November 14 and Roma on November 20 and Geelong on November 21.
He will continue to lock horns with reigning Australian champion Pete Farley, who also competed at the world finals in Las Vegas.
Farley rode a previously unridden bull by the name of Bones for a score of 93.25 points – which was the equal third highest score of the series.