15 Questions with Professional Bull Rider from Australia – Josh Birks
RodeoChat: How did you get into bull riding?
Josh Birks: My family rodeo so it was just a thing I always did.
RodeoChat: Right, so why bull riding? Was it the risk factor the extreme energy high?
Josh Birks: I’ve always liked the idea of riding bucking horses but they scare me to much so I guess Bull riding was the next thing.
RodeoChat: Would you say buckin horses have helped you perform better on riding bulls? For ex. posture, movement etc..
Josh Birks: I’d have to say no they always hurt me so it never helped me out much at all.
RodeoChat: So your originally from Australia.. Correct? What made you wanna start riding bulls in Canada?
Josh Birks: That’s right im Aussie. Well Troy Dunn did this in his career as a stepping stone so I thought it was the right place to be.
RodeoChat: So far Canada has treated you well! Care to tell us some of your recent success stories?
Josh Birks: Well last year I won the EPB tittle WPB tittle EPB Canada tittle and this year has been good ice been over 90 3 times so far.
RodeoChat: So you’re a Rodeo Cowboy from Australia.. How hard was it to make a name for yourself in Canada?
Josh Birks: Well to be honest I’m not to sure if I’ve made a name yet but id have to say riding slash might of made a few people ask who I am.
RodeoChat: What’s one Bull Riding event that you would love to ride at that you haven’t had a chance to compete at yet?
Josh Birks: Hands down the PBR world finals in Las Vegas and I’m hoping to change that this year!
RodeoChat: How are you going to achieve that goal of competing at the PBR world finals in Las Vegas?
Josh Birks: By winning the PBR Canada title this year I’ve won a few events lately to put my sites on that goal.
RodeoChat: So Cowboy Christmas is coming up.. What bull ridings/rodeos will you be riding at this year?
Josh Birks: Ponoka ,airdrie and hillmond.
RodeoChat: Where can your fans keep up with you through social media?
Josh Birks: They can find me on Facebook or on my twitter account
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/josh.birks?fref=ts
Twitter – https://twitter.com/joshbirks13
Alexis Wrigley: Are you going home for the PBR Australian touring events this summer?
Josh Birks: I’d love to but I’m pretty sure they take the top 5 Aussies that are over here so you might see me but I’m not to sure.
Dusty Berezay: : Hey Josh, what has your favorite ride of yours been since you have come to Canada ??
Josh Birks: Well there are two me on slash for 92.5 and bucking fantastic when I first got over here they are both my favorite.
Dusty Berezay: josh, Do you have someone who you have always looked up to in this sport ??
Josh Birks: Troy Dunn and my dad they are the two most cowboy guys I know.
Ty Angland: I am a really big big fan, my question is what are the 5 most important things to riding bulls?
Josh Birks: Hi Ty that’s great to hear we all need supporters I’d say you need a lot of heart good friends and family.
Bianca Birks: what do u think is the difference between bull riding here in Australia compared to Canada?
Josh Birks: I’d have to say the money is a lot higher over here and the range of great bulls over here.
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