Streaker evades pick up riders on glory run at packed Broome Rodeo grounds

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A streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo.
Camera IconA streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo. Credit: Broome Advertiser

Broome Rodeo’s pick-up riders had their work cut out for them on Saturday night trying to wrangle a streaker who made his way into the ring to raucous cheers from the crowd.

The streaker entered the field from the bar end between events and found his way across the ring with ease.

A streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo.
Camera IconA streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo. Credit: Broome Advertiser

It was then the pick-up riders — on the field to collect bucking horses after they had disposed of their riders — were spurred into action to clean up the rogue gentleman.

It was a moment which had the crowd in feverish applause, though the rodeo announcer made it clear over the PA system that “we don’t condone this”.

A streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo.
Camera IconA streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo. Credit: Broome Advertiser

One nearby spectator remarked “this is the best event of the night” while on social media people congratulated the ballsy effort.

“Every rodeo needs a clown,” Dave Monk posted to the Broome Advertiser Facebook page.

A streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo.
Camera IconA streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo. Credit: Broome Advertiser

“Good on him I say, it’s all about having fun,” Johnny Rocka said.

“Gotta have them... it’s a rodeo,” added Diane Baird.

“We left too early,” Anjelica Williams mused.

The man eventually climb back out of the ring and into the heaving bar crowd.

A streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo.
Camera IconA streaker enters the grounds at Broome Rodeo. Credit: Broome Advertiser

Back on the official program, Halls Creek’s Lance Bedford Jr won the open bull ride as the only competitor to hit the eight-second mark in the final.

Ross Job won the saddlebronc on notrious bucker Split Ear, with a score of 141 across two rides.

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