Daniel Wicks takes out fifth consecutive World Bullock Whip title at RAS

CHAMPION WHIP CRACKER: Gunnedah's Daniel Wicks cracks his way to the world title for the fifth consecutive year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

CHAMPION WHIP CRACKER: Gunnedah's Daniel Wicks cracks his way to the world title for the fifth consecutive year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Gunnedah's whipcracking legend Daniel Wicks has cracked his way to a fifth World Bullock Whip title at the 2017 R.M. Williams AWPA Australian Whipcracking Championships at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

It is Daniel’s 16th  Australian whipcracking title and 20th consecutive championship competed in. The 25-year-old puts his success down to knowing his routine.

“My routine went pretty smoothly,” Daniel said.

When you do a routine, you nominate the tricks and do ones you know well and then throw in a few to surprise them.”

Whipcracking is in the Wicks family’s blood, with younger sister Brooke winning the ladies event, making it her fourth consecutive Australian ladies title. Brooke also took out the major award for whipcracking accuracy.

Dad Steve also won the over 45s section.

Daniel is now preparing for the Clydesdale Spectacular at Boonah on June 17-18.

“We hold the Queensland title up there and I hope to be going for another Australian title at that one,” he said.

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