Clifford Maxwell, PRCA Bullfighter
Starting in the rodeo business as a bullrider, Clifford quickly found his talents were as a bull fighter, and so goes the exciting unfinished story of Clifford Maxwell.
Since he has started his career, he has been seen at some prestigious events such as the Senior Pro National Finals, and the National Finals Rodeo bucking bull sale where he
won the freestyle match, and the Turquoise Circuit Finals.
Not only does he carry a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association card, but he has had the privilege to showcase his talents at the Professional Bull Riders Association events.
Maxwell takes the protection of the bull riders very seriously. That is why he is willing to lay his life on the line
Maxwell is married and together he and his wife Kim have two children, their daughter Kasey and son Trevon.
Maxwell loves spending time with his family. He has many hobbies which include archery, fishing, hunting, playing softball and golf.
Maxwell’s accomplishments include: 1995 and 1996 Southwest Professional Rodeo Finals, 1997 National Finals Bucking Bull Sale Freestyle Champion, 1997 and 1998 Senior National Finals Rodeo, 1998 and 1999 Indian National Finals Rodeo and 1999 and 2003 Turquoise Circuit Finals.
Luke Kraut, PRCA Bullfighter
Luke Kraut migrated to America from a ranch in Australia in 1995. He became self-employed as a farrier in the Phoenix, Ariz. area.
Kraut soon found his talents as a bull rider. He’s held memberships with the International Professional Rodeo Association, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Professional Bull Riders as a bull rider. He produced some bull riding events, a bull riding school and entered more than 3,000 rodeos from California to Florida.
“But my passion is to provide the highest quality of cowboy protection,” he said. “I have taught my bull fighting skills along side some of the best bull riders around such as Cody Custer, Gary Leffew, Cody Hart, Beau Lindley and Lyle Sankey. I have fought bulls all over the Southwestern United States and in Australia, everything from jackpot bull ridings and amateur rodeos to PRCA and IPRA rodeos and even some PBR events.”
Kraut and his wife, Gina, and their three boys Lane, Cauy and Boyce, have acquired bucking bulls and started a breeding program. They have subcontracted for several contractors in the GCPRA, IPRA, PBR and other rodeos and bull ridings throughout the southwest.
“Rodeo is not only a tradition, but also a lifestyle we hope to pass down to our children,” Kraut said
Aaron Ferguson, Bullfighter
A Canadian will serve as bullfighter for the 2013 Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo.
Aaron Ferguson, High River, Alberta, will work alongside Dusty Tuckness as bull rider protector.
The 24-year-old came to the States in 2009 to fulfill a lifelong dream of working PRCA rodeos. He got his first big break at a PBR event in Wichita, Kansas and since then has worked his way up to more and bigger rodeos.
The cowboy, who splits his time between Alberta, Oklahoma and Utah, will work alongside a man he admires, Dusty Tuckness.
“He’s one of my best buddies. I look up to him. He’s doing what I’m trying to do; fight bulls the best I can, and be a goof guy inside and outside the arena.”