Tuckness Reigns for 8th Year in a Row
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 18, 2017
A hometown hero for rodeo fans in Park County is also considered a legend on the national rodeo scene.
For the eighth year in a row, Meeteetse’s Dusty Tuckness has been named PRCA Bullfighter of the Year. The announcement was made last week in Las Vegas at the National Finals Rodeo championships.
Tuckness told the Cody Enterprise that although he is just 31 years old, that’s considered middle aged for a bullfighter – so he works hard to stay in shape and stay sharp.
Tuckness has been working on his sport since the age of 12, joining the rodeo full time in 2006, and earning his first world title just three years after going pro. His escapades have been featured in articles not just in the rodeo world, but also in magazines like the New Yorker.
Tuckness told the Enterprise that not every rodeo athlete thanks him each time he saves them from possible injury, but he knows they appreciate what he does, since he keeps winning the Bullfighter of the Year vote.