Qynn Andersen Rides to Third PBR Australia Win of 2022 with Monster Energy Tour Victory in Rockhampton, Queensland
By: Kacie Albert Saturday, October 29, 2022 @ 3:54 PM
ROCKHAMPTON, Qld. – Delivering a perfect 2-for-2 performance inside Great Western Hotel in Rockhampton, Queensland, 19-year-old sensation Qynn Andersen (Koumala, Queensland) captured his third PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Australia event win of the 2022 season, victorious at the Monster Energy Tour’s Rockhampton Invitational.
When competition got underway in Round 1, Andersen first went head-to-head with Spit n Grit (MJ/Keliher Bucking Bulls). Remaining in perfect time with the bull, the Queensland man reached the requisite 8 for 84 points.
Positioned second on the event leaderboard, Andersen next climbed atop Get A Haircut (Diamond J Rodeo Co.) in Round 2.
Andersen remained perfect, scored a round-best 80.5 points to clinch the victory.
For his efforts, Andersen collected a crucial 77 national points. He remained No. 3 in the race to be crowned the 2022 PBR Australia Champion but climbed within 280 points of No. 1 Aaron Kleier (Clermont, Queensland).
Second was Jay Borghero (Beaudesert, Queensland).
Borghero was unmatched in Round 1, delivering the high-marked ride of the event when he conquered Some Gave All (Dunne Bulls) for 86 points.
The home state hopeful, however, was unable to remain atop the leaderboard when he was upended by Tropical Rash (Dunne Bulls) in a swift 1.94 seconds.
Garnering 55 national points, Borghero is now ranked No. 13 in Australia.
As the only other rider to deliver a score, Kelsey Pavlou (Toora, Victoria) was third, netting 39 national points.
Pavlou earned the podium finish for his 77-point ride aboard Loose Moose (MJ/Keliher Bucking Bulls) in Round 1.
He remained No. 7 in the nation.
In the bull pen, Mystery (MJ/Keliher Bucking Bulls) bucked a cut above the rest, crowned the Bull of the Event. Bucking in Round 2, the powerful animal athlete bested Ben Moran (Yeppoon, Queensland) in 3.23 seconds to earn a tour-stop best 44-point score.
The 2022 PBR Australia season will continue Saturday, November 5 for the Monster Energy Tour’s PBR Tamworth Iron Cowboy in Tamworth, New South Wales. Action at the AELEC Arena will get underway at 7:00 p.m. AEDT.
PBR Australia Monster Energy Tour
PBR Rockhampton Invitational
Great Western Hotel – Rockhampton, Queensland
Event Leaders (Round 1-Round 2-Event Aggregate-Event Points)
1. Qynn Andersen, 84-80.5-164.50-77 Points.
2. Jay Borghero, 86-0-86.00-55 Points.
3. Kelsey Pavlou, 77-0-77.00-39 Points.
Lachlan Richardson, 0-0-0.00
Ben Moran, 0-0-0.00
Jackson Gray, 0-0-0.00
Sam Woodall, 0-0-0.00
Taran Chirgwin, 0-0-0.00
Clint Glass, 0-0-0.00
Jono Couling, 0-0-0.00
Wyatt Milgate, 0-0-0.00
Joseph Down, 0-0-0.00
Scott Stringer, 0-0-0.00