Aussie rules at Alix bull-riding show

The 10th annual Alix Icebreaker Bull-Ridin’ Classic attracted a packed arena this month, as $6,000 in prize money was awarded.

The 10th annual Alix Icebreaker Bull-Ridin’ Classic attracted a packed arena this month, as $6,000 in prize money was awarded.

The big winner was overall champion Josh Birks, the Australian who earned 82 points and $2,138.50.

The runner-up — Zane Lambert of Westbourne, Man. — picked up 77.5 points and $1,657.75.

The four other riders who made it to the Short-Go bucked off in front of a full house on a warm Friday night.

Those other finalists were Jordan Hansen, Dustin Tompkins, Neal Wallator and Skyler McBride.

The Alix Arena Association produced the event, with Meston Rodeo Company running the bull-riding production.

JOHN MacNEIL, Independent editor

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