Vetran cowboy back

AFTER returning from a knee reconstruction, Emerald cowboy Shane Kenny showed he is back to top form with a win in the open rope and tie at the Warwick Rodeo at the weekend.

Kenny split fourth in Round 1 in a time of 14.05 seconds and then rose to the occasion in the final to win in 10.95 seconds.

With a combined time of 25 seconds, Kenny won the aggregate from Cameron Bell, of Gracemere, with 27.1, Victorian cowboy Terry Evison who recorded 27.9 and Emerald rider Brody Moss who was fourth in 31.8.

The win stategically places Kenny now back in the top-15 contenders for national championships.“The knee was okay, it’s just the other parts of me which are hurting now,” Kenny said.

Central Queensland riders enjoyed some success in team roping with Clermont rider Brendan Kenny joining with Mark Knox, of Ebenezer, to win Round 1.

Grant Hanrahan, of Emerald, and Ty Parkinson, of Muswellbrook in New South Wales, were fourth in Round 1 and second in the final to be second overall.

Alton Downs rider and 2008 all-round cowboy title winner Shane Iker, was second in the steer wrestling final.

Kacey Kenny, of Emerald, was third in both the steer wrestling final and aggregate.

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