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How You Can Become a Bull Rider or Bull Fighter

By Echo Sharkey
Posted Monday, July 12, 2010

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Remember when you were young, and people would always ask, “What do you want
to be when you grow up?” An astronaut, a fireman, a movie star...and we were always
told, “You can be anything you want to be.” As we grew up however, we soon realized
that wishing wasn’t enough, wanting to be something didn’t mean an automatic title. To
be a doctor, you would have to go to school well into your adulthood. To be a rock star,
you would have to spend countless hours practicing and auditioning, and struggling to be
discovered. No matter what you chose to become, you were going to have to make an

The same theory holds true for those of you whose answer to that question was “a bull
rider” or “a bull fighter.” You can go out and buy a bull rope and some spurs, and you
can go pay your fees at the local rodeo and no one will tell you that you can’t be a bull
rider. You can paint your face and convince a rodeo committee somewhere to hire you
to fight bulls because you’ve been around it some. But if you really want to BE a bull
rider or a bull fighter, you have to make an investment in your career. In order to find
any kind of success, you’ll need to be physically committed, mentally committed, and
financially committed. You’re going to need some training, and you might as well learn
from the best.

September 8-10, 2010, Young County Arena in Graham, TX, will host its first Gary
Leffew Bull Riding school. Gary is the 1970 World Champion Bull Rider and is a
member of the prestigious Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. Known as “The Guru” in the rodeo
world, Gary has become the elite instructor for bull riders around the world. Whether it’s
your first time on a bull or you’re a veteran who is having some difficulty, Gary can teach
you what you need to know to find success.

Graham’s own Jay Brewer, and his partner Steve Wangler, will be teaching the bull
fighting school at YCA. The 2008 Reserve World Champion team on the Professional
Bullfighter’s Tour, Jay and Steve not only know what it takes to find success in the sport
of bull fighting, they have it. They will teach you what you need to know both in and out
of the arena, and how to make bull fighting your career.
It’s time to make a real investment, a real commitment, and watch your childhood
dreams of being a cowboy come true. Limited entries are being accepted for this school.
To enter or get more information, please contact Echo Sharkey at 402-641-6410 or

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