April 5 – Sioux Falls, SD – AFB/PBR
May 2-4 – AFB Uvalde, TX – AFB Stand-Alone
May 17-19 – Albuquerque, NM – AFB/PBR The Beast Pit
Weekend of June 1 – Grandbury, TX – AFB Tour Stop
June 7th and 8th – Deadwood, SD – AFB Tour Stop
July 2nd-4th – MANDAN PRCA RODEO – AFB Tour Stop
July 19-20 – Ogden, UT – Ogden Pioneer Days
Aug 1 – Mitchell, NE – AFB Stand-Alone
Aug 3 – Perryton, TX – AFB Stand-Alone
Aug 10 – Fort Worth, TX – AFB Tour Stop
Aug 23 – Nashville, TN – AFB/PBR
Aug 24 – Eureka, MT – AFB Tour Stop
Sept 6 – Anaheim, CA – AFB/PBR
Sept 9 – Puyallup, WA – AFB Stand-Alone
Oct 18 – Nampa,ID – AFB/PBR
Nov 6-9 – Las Vegas AFB Finals at South Point
*Schedule subject to change.
CADE GIBSON said fighting bulls is the easy part of his chosen career, “it’s all the preparation that goes into it that will make or break you.” Determined to make a career of freestyle bullfighting, Gibson – who is originally from Blackfoot, Idaho, and currently makes his home in Pilot Point, Texas – promptly quit his fulltime job after back-to-back-to-back second-place finishes, hired a personal trainer and focused 100 percent of his time and energy on becoming a world champion with Shorty Gorham’s American Freestyle Bullfighting.
Gibson grew up in the rodeo lifestyle.
His father, Curtis “Hoot” Gibson rode bulls and broncs and even fought bulls for a time. The elder Gibson worked for 16-time world champion Jim Shoulders, who is remembered as the “Babe Ruth of Rodeo.”
Like his father, Gibson grew up riding bulls and broncs and steer wrestled before he ever contemplated a professional career as a bullfighter.