PRCA bullfighter Nathan Harp talks first NFR and more

Nathan Harp got the call last Friday that he would be fighting bulls for 10 days alongside Dusty Tuckness and Cody Webster.

“I was in disbelief, I was with John (Harrison) and Tuck and they got the phone calls and it seemed like forever that mine came in,” he said. “I thought they were calling to tell me just that I did not get it this year.......When the lady congratulated me that I got it, over the moon of course, but still in shock I get to go fight bulls at the NFR.”

Harp gravitated toward rodeo and bull fighting from a young age despite not growing up in a rodeo family. He said he first wanted to be a bullfighter or a barrelman, but learned the difference and decided to pursue bullfighting because he liked the adrenaline and what bullfighters stood for.

The bullfighters are selected for the NFR by the Top 20 in the PRCA Bull Riding World Standings, first a Top 5 is selected, then there is a second vote to whittle it down to three.

“I don’t have the words to describe it, for me to work the NFR in this day and age, there’s such a deep and talented pool of bullfighters,” Harp said. “There’s so many up-and-comers right now that are just chomping at the bit, waiting for their shot.”


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