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Lads take bull by horns

West Moreton Anglican College students Jake Spann and Braydan Hooper.
West Moreton Anglican College students Jake Spann and Braydan Hooper. Rob Williams

TWO West Moreton Anglican College students were the stars of the show at Beef Australia 2012 in Rockhampton.

Year 12 student Braydan Hooper was awarded the prestigious title of Overall Champion Young Parader at the national event, and fellow Year 12 student Jake Spann won first place in the 16 to 17 years judging competition.

Ten WestMAC Cattle Show Team members travelled to Rockhampton with just over a dozen beasts to take part in the week-long event.

Braydan said he was thrilled to beat a field of more than 400 other handlers, aged from 12 to 23 years, to win his title.

"When I was in the final I knew I was pretty close, but it was awesome to come first," Braydan said.

"I've been doing it since Year 9 and I've learnt from our parade teacher and from a fitter I work for.

"It's basically about preparing and cleaning cattle before the event, and leading them around the ring."

"I'm hoping to get into a fitting service or start one myself when I finish school."

"Fitting services basically break in, train and show cattle for clients, so I'd be travelling and preparing cattle a lot."

Jake beat a field of more than 100 amateur judges to win first place in the judging competition.

"For the judging comp they bring out four cattle and you have to pick in order first, second, third and fourth place," Jake explained.

"If you put the cattle down in the same order that the proper judges do, then you've won."

Topics:  beef australia 2012, bull, ipswich, lowood show, rockhampton




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