Kaleb became interested in rodeo when he was three years old watching it on TV. When he moved to Montana he started riding steers in 4H rodeos and moved up to riding bulls in High School Rodeos. Kaleb attended the University of Montana to ride bulls and earn a degree. He was accepted to nursing school at the University and began fighting bulls at local bull ridings and high school rodeos. At this time he focused on becoming a professional bullfighter and stopped riding bulls. He has been fighting bulls ever since, and he is currently an RN in Missoula, Montana.
Kaleb became a professional bullfighter 2007. He recently was selected by the bull riders to fight the 2013 Montana Circuit Finals and was honored to protect them at the Montana Circuit Finals as well. He is very thankful to have two professional careers that allow him help people that are in need. He enjoys every aspect of rodeo and looks forward to being a part of it for many years to come.
Accomplishments and Major Rodeos:
- 7X Montana Circuit Finals Bullfighter
- Dusty Tuckness And Kanin Asay Classic bullfight champion.
Born and raised in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. Nate was always drawn to the family ranch and the small farming community where his closest friends were from. Throughout high school, Nate found a lot of success in various sports and eventually being recruited to some of the top colleges in the country to play lacrosse. After turning away several athletic scholarships, Nate decided to pursue his childhood dream of Aviation. Two years later, Nate graduated from Montana State University with an Associates Degree in Aviation Technology. Becoming a Commercial rated pilot as well as a Certified Flight Instructor, Nate now shares his passion for aviation with others.
During this time, Nate was instilled with another life-long passion of Bullfighting. Nate was accepted into the PRCA in 2010 and his career quickly accelerated. Throughout the last couple of years, Nate has had the opportunity to work some at of the biggest rodeos in the industry. Nate has also found a lot of success in freestyle bullfighting competitions. Even with his success in freestyle competitions, Nate says he takes the most pride in his cowboy protection. To Nate, the most gratifying part of his job is protecting others.
2015 NFR Top 5 Shortlist Selection
2015 Ram Mountain States Circuit Finals
2013 Reserve World Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
2x National Western Stock Show and Rodeo Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
2016 Bullfighters Only – Las Vegas – Reserve Champion
2016 Bullfighters Only – Oklahoma City PBR – Champion
2016 Bullfighters Only – The American – Champion
2015 Bulls of the West Freestyle Bullfight Champion
2014 American Bullfighting Year End Champion
2013 Rex Dunn Memorial Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
2013 Colorado State Fair Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
2013 James Pierce Invitational Champion Freestyle Bullfighter
Josh Rivinius had an interest for rodeo at an early age. He began riding calves and steers as a youngster and in high school went on to compete in steer wrestling and bareback riding. After a successful high school rodeo career, Josh found his true passion when he attended a rodeo school that offered bullfighting. This is where he developed the skills that would take him to the next level. He now provides one of the most important responsibilities in pro rodeo. Cowboy protection. Rivinius says every time cowboys and bullfighters leave the arena unharmed it is a victory. Josh has been to many of the most prestigious rodeos in the industry. He has worked the Pro Rodeo Tour Finale twice and is a mainstay at the College National Finals Rodeo. He has been selected 11X by the bullriders to work the Badlands Circuit Finals as well as 2 times to the Ram National Circuit Finals. When Josh isn’t on the road saving cowboys, he spends his time at home in Elgin, ND with his wife Gwen, managing a commercial cow operation.