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28 April, 2021

Cowboys ready to rumble

THREE young bull riders are at the gates and ready for a weekend full of bull bucking action with the Mt Garnet Rodeo set for this May Day long weekend.

By Rhys Thomas

Jake Simpson, Wyatt Milgate and Travis Koolatah are all looking forward to the Mt Garnet Rodeo this weekend.

THREE young bull riders are at the gates and ready for a weekend full of bull bucking action with the Mt Garnet Rodeo set for this May Day long weekend. 

14-year-old Jake Simpson, 15-year-old Travis Koolatah and 20-year-old Wyatt Milgate will all be heading to Garnet to test their mettle in the rodeo, both Jake and Travis ride Junior Bulls while Wyatt rides Open Bulls. 

“It feels pretty good because we haven’t been able to do it for a while so to get back into it and get used to it will be good,” Jake said. 

“It definitely feels good to go up to Garnet and get on, it’s another rodeo that all of us like,” added Travis.

Both Jake and Travis were able to get some of the rust out with other bull rides both at home and at competitions before Garnet, Wyatt however has been injured and out of the game. 

“I’ve been out for about a month so this will be my first ride back, I’m feeling pretty confident,” Wyatt said. 

“I had three broken ribs, a punctured lung and I lacerated my liver as well, it was a tough injury to go through.

“I’m very keen to get back on I’ve been waiting for a while now I’ve just been training keeping fit and healthy.” 

In just a few short weeks Wyatt will be taking a big step in his bull riding career when he travels down to Rockhampton to compete in his first Professional Bull Riders (PBR) competition.  


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