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.”