HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE: Shane Kenny takes out the rope and tie event at the Warwick Rodeo.
HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE: Shane Kenny takes out the rope and tie event at the Warwick Rodeo. Terry Hill

Emerald cowboy's experience pays off at Warwick Rodeo

GOING through the motions is cowboy Shane Kenny's secret to success.

The Emerald cowboy took out the rope and tie at the Warwick Rodeo but needed a fast time late in the final to snatch the lead.

Kenny recorded a combined time of 23.5 seconds for the first round and final.

"It wasn't that good of a time but everyone fell apart which made it easy," he said.

"I guess that's where experience came along.

"I didn't have to do anything too drastic to make sure I was there, I was just going through the motions."

The win was his sixth at the event in the past two decades, beating hometown hero Allan Flood and Alton Downs' Shane Iker.

"Flood is probably a veteran, he's been around quite a few years," Kenny said.

"He made a pretty good run first but the rest fell apart, then it was left up to me.

Kenny competed in two other events without luck.

"They weren't too kind to me," he said.

The rope and tie isn't the only win to grace the Kenny trophy cabinet in recent weeks as he cleaned up the All Round Cowboy for the central Queensland Circuit.


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