Gresford professional bull rider Cliff Richardson is competing in the biggest Professional Bull Riding (PBR) competition in the world - the PBR World Finals on Las Vegas.
Richardson and one other Australian, Brady Fielder from Clermont in Queensland, will compete in the event from November 7-10.
It is the first time that 19-year-old Australian ranked number two Fielder, and 28 year-old Australian ranked number three Richardson have been invited to compete in the prestigious PBR World Finals
Both will then back-up from the world titles to return home and compete for the top national title in the PBR Australia Grand Finals in Townsville on November 15 and 16.
The nation's best professional bull riders are down to the wire in a fierce battle for this year's PBR Australia title at Townsville Entertainment Centre over two bumper nights.
The PBR Grand Finals mark the final and deciding chapter in the hotly-contested 2019 PBR Australia season.
The critical event will attract 18 of Australia's top riders, as well as four key internationals - including former World Champion Kaique Pacheco (Brazil), for an epic head-to-head showdown that will decide the coveted 2019 PBR Australia National Champion title.
The riders will also matchup against some of the best bucking bulls in the country - the supreme animal athletes that earn 'superstar' status in of one of the world's fastest growing sports.
"This year marks the 20th anniversary of PBR in Australia, and the grand finals in Townsville are the biggest celebration of the sport's growth from when we launched the national tour in 1999," said PBR Australia General Manager, Glen Young.
"We're thrilled to be hosting such a marquee event in the same town as the PBR Australia headquarters - and the Townsville community has always welcomed us and our sport with open arms."
2018 PBR Australia Champion Aaron Kleier (Clermont, QLD) is set to return to Townsville in a bid to nab consecutive national titles.
Kleier currently sits atop the PBR Australia Standings having successfully backed up a breakout runner-up finish in 2017, and an inaugural Australian Championship win in 2018.
Cliff Richardson was runner up to Kleier in the 2018 title race and while he started the year strong, he didn't find consistency in the middle of the season. But with recent good form under his belt he has his sights set on bettering his number two grand final position this year.
Cliff's younger brother Lachlan Richardson, is also hoping to make a last-ditch run at the national title.