RIDE ’EM COWBOY: Kyogle bull rider David Kennedy on Wild Thing in Townsville.
RIDE ’EM COWBOY: Kyogle bull rider David Kennedy on Wild Thing in Townsville. DOUBLE DEE PHOTOGRAPHY

Dave wants all three

DAVE KENNEDY is in Australia for the Professional Bull Riders World Challenge.

The Down Under leg of the series comprises three events – and Kennedy wants to win them all.

Last weekend he became the first man to ride the bull named Wild Thing on his way to glory in Townsville.

Today he will look to continue his glory run against some of the world’s best riders in Brisbane, before heading to Sydney for the PBR World Challenge Finalon July 5.

“It would be ideal to roll through and win the three Aussie events,” Kennedy said.

“But it ain’t that easy.”

In Sydney, five of Kennedy’s Australian World Cup team will be among a field of 20 cowboys – as will world top-20 riders Skeeter Kingsolver, Ned Cross and McKennon Wimberly (all Americans).

But the man from Kyogle has another fish to fry.

Old sparring partner, Mexican Rocky McDonald, is in town for the Aussie legs of the circuit and Kennedy has a score to settle with him.

“He kind of spoiled it for me last year, coming over to win all the events in Australia,” Kennedy said.

“It would be great to be able to return the favour this time around.”

Kennedy took the first round in Townsville; we’re backing him to make it a clean sweep.

And while he can’t wait to put one over his international rivals on his home turf, his main goal remains half-a-world away in the United States.

“I want to make the PBR World finals in Las Vegas – that is my main focus,” he said.

Kennedy is hovering around the 30 mark in the world rankings – the top 40 will go to the finals.

Every dollar he earns on tour goes towards the tally making these events in Australia just as important as anything he does in the United States.



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