Mareeba’s Wyatt Milgate will be packing his bags and heading to America to compete against the best bull riders in the world in the Fort Worth Stockyards Championship Rodeo.
The 19 year old won the 2019 Great Northern Bull Riding Series as a fresh 18 year old and along with his golden buckle was also gifted an all-expenses paid trip to compete in America.
He will be going up against some of the best bull riders in the world in this two day competition on March 27-28, as he takes a step closer to his goal of being the number one bull rider in the world.
Kyle Milgate, Wyatt’s father has seen his son grow from riding calves to riding some of the rankest bulls in Australia.
“I’m very proud of his achievements,” he said.
“It will be a really good experience and he will take what he learns over there and bring it back to up his game.
“He really deserves this he has been training relentlessly and been on the back of a bull since he was five.”
He began his bull riding journey at just five years old where he rode calves, he then moved up to steers, junior bulls, novice bulls and eventually open bulls which he rode to win the Great Northern Bull Riding Series in October last year.
Wyatt is looking forward to competing in America and the experiences it will bring.
“It’s a surreal feeling to be able to go over to America and compete,” he said.
“This experience will really up my game and open a lot of doors for me.
“This championship is a step in the right direction and will get my name out there in America.”
One of the Great Northern Bull Riding Series Bullfighters Nathan Brown will also be going with Wyatt to the championship when they leave on Thursday, March 26.
Wyatt will be back in time to defend his title in the Great Northern Bull Riding Series this April.