Aussies Abroad: Miller and Fielder Advance to 2024 World Finals

By: Sean Walsh  Friday, May 3, 2024 @ 6:22 PM

As the PBR UTB Tour Regular Season wrapped up last weekend, It's great news for the Aussies with both Callum Miller and Brady Fielder booking their tickets to the PBR World Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. 

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With the 2024 UTB Regular Season entering its last stop for the 2024 regular season in Louisville, KY, it was a last chance for both Fielder and Miller to further shore up a spot for the PBR World Finals in the coming weeks. 

Night one saw Miller's night end with a no-score when Firezone (Martinez Bucking Bulls, LLC) was able to dislodge the Warwick cowboy in 2.41 seconds away from his hand, which saw the bovine's buckoff streak prolonged to four. 

Meanwhile, Brady Fielder made sure he was on the night one leaderboard, sharing the chute with I Hate You (Bloyd Land & Cattle / Wyloh Ranch), a bovine on PBR UTB Debut. 

72 and a half points was the result of the qualified ride, with a poor bull performance re-ride opportunity on offer for the Texas Rattler, which he decided. 

With Miller the first rider to call for his bull on the final day of the UTB regular season at the KFC Yum Centre, it was 
The Undertaker (Cornwell / Riley / PCP Bucking Bulls) who had the final say on the Aussie's finishing position. 

Callum could not find the front end away from his hand, getting uprooted from his bull rope at the 2.33-second marker, to end his event 0-from-2. 

Fellow Queenslander Fielder drew Smooth Criminal (Lucas Manning Bucking Bulls) as a dance partner on Championship Sunday in Louisville. 

Unfortunately for the Clermont native, it ended prematurely, coming out anti-clockwise after the chute gate cracked open Fielder was in a great spot until the five-second mark, just falling to the outside of the spin and was down at 5.63 seconds. 

With Fielder 
being offered the final selection of the Bull Draft for the Championship Round, he was paired with Blacktooth (Blake Sharp / Henry Wilson / Michael Floyd)  by default. 

The ride started strong around to the left for the first 4-5 jumps, then the bull had a change of direction and petered out for the remainder of the stanza. 

Fielder was able to gain a score of 76 points and with not enough in the bank to get the event win, he decided to take the re-ride this time. 

Whiskey Trip (Lari Crane/ Gene Owen) was the selected re-ride for the Australian making the bovine the last Fielder would battle in the 2024 regular season.

Copping his fourth bull of the weekend who preferred a trip turning back to the left, he was unable to handle the 43.5-point out from a star bovine, called down at 2.19 seconds on the stopwatch. 

Fielder finished in 9th spot on the world standings heading into Fort Worth, going 22-from-61 and booking his place in the Eliminators on May 9th. 

Miller also was able to book his ticket, finishing his first UTB season in 40th spot, going 5-from-22 across the stretch. 

Both riders will also turn out for this weekend Velocity Tour Finals and will be joined by fellow Queenslander Qynn Andersen across the two days of action from Corpus Christi.