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.
Born December 31, 1955 in Wichita Falls, Texas
Died October 8, 2012 in Hastings, Oklahoma