Kilmore bull rider Wyann Mundy in action.

By Colin MacGillivray

YOUNG Kilmore bull rider Wyatt Mundy is eyeing off a future in the sport after competing at his first Australian Professional Rodeo Association, APRA, Junior National Finals in Queensland last month.

The 16-year-old was one of only 10 riders Australia-wide to qualify for the bull riding final, and one of only two Victorians.

Mundy, who took up the sport four years ago, said it was a thrill to take part in the finals at Emerald Rodeo.

“It was the first time I’ve competed at nationals. It was interesting,” he said.

“The vibe of the rodeo was so much bigger than in Victoria. It was a bit more professional as well.”

Wyatt Mundy, bottom right, was one of a field of 10 at the Australian Professional Rodeo Association, APRA, Junior National Finals.

The Broadford Secondary College student said he wanted to pursue a professional career in bull riding.

“I’ve been doing it for about four years now and rodeos are something I want to be doing long-term,” he said.

“I’ve been around rodeos my whole life. My brother started doing it and then one day he dared me to do it. I just loved it after that.”

While Mundy did not place in the final, he said he considered qualifying among the top 10 junior riders in the country an achievement.

He said his sights were firmly set on qualifying again in 2023.

“I want to do as many rodeos as I can next year and try to make the finals again,” he said.

Junior Kilmore bull riding star Wyatt Mundy in action. ​

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