SYDNEY, Australia – The last time Cord McCoy was in the picturesque city of Sydney, he and his brother, Jet, were on a sprint around the world for the $1 million first-place prize on the CBS-TV reality series “The Amazing Race.”
Most recently, McCoy was Down Under fighting for another bull riding title while competing in the Professional Bull Riders association’s Australian Cup National Finals, which took place July 9 in Sydney.
“This was a chance for me to come back to Australia and ride bulls,” said McCoy, who had competed for Team USA in the 2007 PBR World Cup event in Sydney. “It also gave me time to come to Australia with my wife and just see the country. The last time I was here, Jet and I were on ‘The Amazing Race,’ so I was a little rushed.”
That’s McCoy’s humor shining through, but the reality is the Oklahoma cowboy is one of the top athletes on the PBR tour. That’s why he’s battling for the event title more than 8,500 miles from home.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” he said. “I get to ride bulls for a living. That’s a real blessing, but being over here with my wife is also a real blessing.
“Really, I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of Pre-Paid Legal, Ariat and Express. My sponsors give me the opportunities to do what I love, and that means a lot to me.”
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“Pre-Paid, Express and Ariat have stood by me through every ride, whether I was racing around the world on ‘The Amazing Race’ or riding bulls in Australia,” McCoy said. “It’s pretty cool that I get to do this and have that kind of support behind me.”