Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa

19:30, Dec 09 2012
HANGING ON: Matamata’s Jeremy Cox holds tight during the qualifying section.
HANGING ON: Matamata’s Jeremy Cox holds tight during the qualifying section.
EYES ON THE PRIZE: Josh Ropitini, of Rotorua, balances carefully on top of his beast.
EYES ON THE PRIZE: Josh Ropitini, of Rotorua, balances carefully on top of his beast.
CLOSE CALL: Cameron Gould, of Wellsford, is about to bear the brunt of a bull.
CLOSE CALL: Cameron Gould, of Wellsford, is about to bear the brunt of a bull.
FEET FIRST: College Challenge winner Daniel Donald, of Hauraki Plains College, comes off second best.
FEET FIRST: College Challenge winner Daniel Donald, of Hauraki Plains College, comes off second best.
DOWN HE GOES: Colin McCorkindale, of Rotorua, on his way to the ground.
DOWN HE GOES: Colin McCorkindale, of Rotorua, on his way to the ground.
HONOUR: Cowboys take a moment to reflect as the national anthem plays before the start of competition.
HONOUR: Cowboys take a moment to reflect as the national anthem plays before the start of competition.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.
More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.

 

More than a bit of dust was kicked up at the weekend’s Battle of the Bulls in Paeroa with local and international cowboys doing battle with one-tonne beasts, and themselves.

Waikato Times chief photographer Peter Drury was there to capture the action.

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