Address : ‘Triple View’
Via Bloomsbury Q 4799
Date of Birth : 8th May 1967
Height/Weight : 177cm / 75kg
Family : Wife (Jacqueline), Son (Lathan) & Daughter (Tyrah).
Occupation : Beef Cattle Grazier, Bucking Bull Breeder & Bull Riding Instructor,
Professional Bull Riders Australia President. Troy Dunn was born 8th May 1967; he is the second youngest of 5 children. Dunn began riding calves at age 9, he had his first open bull rider at age 17, and started to rodeo professionally in Australia in 1987. After winning the Australian Professional Rodeo Assoc (APRA) bull riding title he moved to Canada to compete in 1990.
Dunn qualified for his first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc PRCA National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in 1991. He was plagued with injuries during 1992, 1993 and 1994. Troy resurrected his career in 1995 with a solid performance all year on the tour and completed it winning the Professional Bull Rider (PBR) World Finals.
In 1997 after a late start to the season Dunn again made an assault on the world title. He won the 1997 PBR World Finals; this was highlighted by his memorable ride on champion bucking bull Red Wolf for 95 points in the final round of competition. Dunn also won the PBR Touring Pro title, had the highest marked ride of the year and the highest money earner for the season. 1998 was to be Troy Dunn’s year after a stellar season on tour Dunn had a convincing lead going into the PBR World Finals, Dunn was carried out of the arena with a dislocated hip in the first round of competition but the lead he had going into the finals held and he won the 1998 PBR World Championship. Dunn had fulfilled his dream and now wore the coveted Championship Gold Buckle.
After the 1999 season Dunn made the decision to move back to Australia, but still journeyed back to the USA to compete at select events throughout the year. He consistently qualified for the PBR World Finals over the next five years. In 2005 at the age of 38 Troy Dunn retired after qualifying and competing at the PBR World Finals. He was presented with the PBR Ring of Honor. Also at the finals PBR announced they were going global, opening offices in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia. Dunn’s time now is shared between raising beef cattle and bucking bulls on his 3000 acre property at Bloomsbury as well as training and competing on his performance horses. He continues to work in the sport of bull riding and is deeply passionate about this and the future of bull riding in Australia.
BULL RIDING ACHIEVEMENTS : 1988 Australia Professional Rodeo Assoc APRA Finals Champion Bull Rider
1989 APRA Finals Champion Bull Rider
1989 APRA Australian Champion Bull Rider
1989 APRA Australian All Round Champion
1990 APRA Final All Round Champion
1991 APRA Australian Champion Bareback Riding
1991 APRA Australian All Round Champion
1991 Calgary Stampede (Canada) - $50,000 Bonus Bull Ride Champion
1991 Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association PRCA (USA) Qualified to National
Final Rodeo – Finished 8th in World Standings
1992 &1993 Injuries
1994 Professional Bull Riders PBR World Finals Qualifier
1995 PRCA NFR Qualifier – Finished 3rd in World Standings
1995 PBR World Finals Champion
1995 PBR Runner-up to the World Title
1996 PBR World finals Qualifier – Finished 3rd in World Standings
1997 PBR World Finals Champion
1997 PBR Touring Pro Champion
1997 PBR Highest Money Winner
1998 PBR World Champion
1999 PBR World Finals Qualifier
2000 PBR World Finals Qualifier
2000 Championship Bull Riders CBR Australian Champion
2001 CBR Australian Champion
2002 CBR Australian Champion
2002 PBR World Finals Qualifier
2003 PBR World Finals Qualifier
2005 PBR World Finals Qualifier
2005 PBR Ring of Honor (The PBR Ring of Honor is given to individuals who have
made a significant and lasting contribution to the sport of professional bull riding.)
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS :
Served on the PBR Board of Directors USA (1997-2001)
Founding Director of Championship Bull Riders CBR Australia (1997)
Co-promoter of the ‘Ride the Rage Series’ CBR Venue of the year winner 1999&2000
Only bull rider to win the PBR World Finals twice
Only bull rider to win the three major titles in the PBR; World Champion, World Finals
Champion & Challenger Tour Champion.
Only Australian World Champion Bull Rider.
Copyright© 2008 Troy Dunn
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