Troy Wilkinson is your average hard working diesel fitter who lives in a small country town somewhere in between Tamworth and Moree as the crow flies. As a young boy, his father did a lot of cattle work on properties, and encouraged Troy and his brothers to ride on calves, as he went about his work. Foe Troy, this turned into a passion for riding cattle.
At 12, Wilkinson (currently ranked #49 in the world of Professional Bull Riders) competed in the steer ride for his first full season, where he qualified for the ABCRA Finals. He went on to win the first two open bull rides he ever entered at the age of 17 and received the ABCRA Rookie Bull Rider that same year.
When we caught up with Troy recently, he was currently sitting at 3rd on the Australian Touring Pro Division ladder.
When asked about get into Professional Bull Riding, and how he got into it, his hard work and determination to be the best comes out. He explains how he got his start in bull riding.