Kennedy gets nod
KYOGLE’S bullriding export Dave Kennedy is set to tackle the 2010 PBR World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, after being named in the six-man Australian team for the event.
PBR Australia president and Australian rodeo legend Troy Dunn this week announced his team to compete against rodeo powerhouses Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the US for national glory and world bull riding supremacy from April 16 to 18.
Packed houses of up to 20,000 are expected at the event, where Kennedy will be joined in the Australian squad by brothers Jared and Pete Farley, Ben Jones, Brendon Clark and newcomer Jason O’Hearn.
Dunn’s Aussie team finished fourth of five in the 2009 event in Brazil but the former world champ is confident his team can improve.
Kennedy competed in the 2009 World Cup but is now gaining experience against the world’s best week-in week-out.
Still adjusting to travelling life in the United States, Kennedy failed to ride either of his mounts at the New Orleans classic last weekend but gets another crack this weekend at the Nampa Invitational in Idaho.
The 25-year-old is ranked No 56 in the world and needs to climb into the top 40 to remain on the elite tour.