Lane’s riding for life
RODEO :Lane Howlett has had a stellar year in the bull riding arena; starting on a high in the APRA top ten, he claimed 4th place at Mt Isa and currently holds the 2019 Sunshine Circuit title – which makes him a major contender in his next challenge: the Rodeo 4 Life.
Howlett will be heading south to Wollongong at the end of this month to take on Australia’s richest bull ride, and while he hopes to take out the major prize of $30,000, it is about more than the money.
Rodeo 4 Life is also raising money for the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Transplant Institute, a cause close to the Roma rider’s heart.
“The prizemoney did draw me in, but also the cause, because it is for the transplant institute,” Howlett said.
“My aunty actually died because she needed a lung transplant, but never got it, so this means something to me.
“I’ll definitely be thinking of her while I’m down there.”
In the arena, Howlett is going to have some stiff competition for the title, with plenty of Aussie rodeo legends on the bill.
“I’m looking forward to going up against Troy Wilkinson and Cliff Richardson,” Howlett said.
“They have both been to the PBR world finals and represented Australia, so it would be good to get past them.”