Meet the 2016 Wrangler NFR Bullfighters

The best of the best Bullfighters will join the contestants at the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas December 1-10. Here are the men working to save the best bull riders in the world from the meanest bulls known to man.



Dusty Tuckness

Date of Birth: May 6, 1986
Hometown: Meeteetse, Wyoming
Affiliation: PRCA, PBR
Sponsors: Wyoming, Hooey, Justin Boots, Wrangler, Montana Silversmiths, Weatherguard, American Hats, Bullfighters Only

– 6X PRCA Bullfighter of the Year
– 7X Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Bullfighter
– 7X PRCA Mountain States Circuit Finals
– 2014 PRCA Wilderness Circuit Finals
– 5X College National Finals Rodeo
– 2X PBF Protection World Champion
– 2015 RAM PRCA Mountain Stated Circuit Finals
– 2016 RAM PRCA Columbia River Circuit Finals

Dusty Tuckness grew up in the small town of Meeteetse, Wyoming and as a young boy knew that bullfighting would be his future.
His dad was also a bullfighter, so the rodeo life was nothing new to him. He is a man of great faith and is one of the best bullfighters in the industry with a great future still ahead of him.

When asked who Dusty looked up to as a young boy he responded “A lot of people inspired me growing up. My dad fought bulls, and he’s still a barrel man. I grew up around it. I looked up to guys like Rob Smets, Miles Hare and Rex Dunn. Those guys were the foundation of what bullfighting is today.”

Everyone’s number one question is always, what made you decide to become a bullfighter? His response, “At a young age, I enjoyed watching bullfighting. It was some