photo taken during Rex Dunn's Induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado.
Rex Dunn was selected to work three National Finals Rodeos (1983, 1985-86), two Canadian Finals Rodeos and 13 circuit finals over a 16-year professional bullfighting career in which his deceptively
effortless style earned him the nickname “Mr. Smooth.” He twice finished second in the Wrangler Bullfighting standings – making six appearances from 1982-87 – and was voted PRCA Clown of the Year in 1985. Once he stepped out of the arena, Dunn began putting on bullfighting schools and became a fighting-bull stock contractor, creating Coyote Hills Rodeo.
|He had 138 bulls selected for the NFR bullfighting competition from 1986-2000, including Howdy Doody, the 1997 Fighting Bull of the Year, and two reserve champions. The Professional Bullfighters organization has named an award in his honor, in tribute to his excellence.
Rex was also more than just a Hall of Fame Rodeo Cowboy, he was also one the greatest Teachers of the Sport. Rex held one the of the most prestigious Bull Fighting schools in the Country that was featured during a very popular documentary called "American Bullfighter" which featured Rex himself and is Elite Training Academy at his home in Warika,Ok. Rex was a one of the greatest competitors, teacher, and person yo could ever meet, and he will be sorely missed.
Rex Dunn, Loving Father,Husband and one of the greatest Rodeo Cowboys of all Time
December 31,1955 - October 8,2012