For those of you that missed tonight’s RodeoChat with Professional Roughstock Bullfighter Jason McCall.. Here is the chat word for word posted for you the Rodeo fans:
Question 1: Some people have mentors that helped them chase their dreams. Do you have a mentor that helped you in your bullfightin career? If so, who is it?
Yes, of coarse. I had two the first was my father & the second was a long time great friend & retired bullfighter Bill Hamilton.
Question 2: As a bullfighter which bulls do you think are easier to handle? Mexican fighting bulls or american bulls?
The Mexican fighting bulls have a lot more heat to them so id say have to say them. It makes it easier to drop fakes and get into the shoulder. (P.S – We got a little bullfighting vocab lesson tonight! For those of you who are wondering what Fake means in bullfighting terms: Fake – when you drop a fake, all your doing is stepping to one direction but then going your really going the other way. Your trying to deceive the bull as much as you can in a split second)
Question 3: How does it go for a bullfighter to book events? Does the Rodeo Assoc. Call you? Or do you have to call in Like bull riders to be able to ride/fight bulls in the event?
It depends really. When i started out i would go to the practice pens in the areas and try to meet stock contractors. But now 10 yrs. later ive made a name from myself and have committees call me to come work a show. I also still work events for the same contractors i started with 10 yrs. ago. They are all like family to me.
Question 4: What’s one rodeo you haven’t had the chance to fight bulls at that you would want to fight bulls at?
Hands down the St. Paul rodeo in St. Paul Oregon. I almost did the PBR touring pro event there last year but had a scheduling conflict. its right in my back yard. so it would have been nice. The energy at that show is outstanding every year!
Question 5: It’s a new Year, and a new year means going out and trying new thing’s.. What’s something new your doing this year that you didn’t do last year in your Bullfightin career?
Shoot, i dont know! The
@ProRoughStock Series is def a new experience. Traveling to the East Coast for a lot of the events is by far something new. As far as the fighting portion i couldnt tell you. i kind of just go day by day and if there is something new id like to try then it’ll def be a spur of the moment decision!
Fan Question from V Johnston (Twitter Handle: @dallyon2) – Did Jason play any other sports before Rodeo?
I did. I was a 3 sport athlete growing up. Football, wrestling & baseball year round. Baseball was the sport I excelled at the most. I was voted to the Oregon 4A HS Allstate teams my jr. & sr years!
Thanks so much Jason McCall for taking the time to chat with the #RodeoChat crew tonight! Wishing you safe travels to Reading, PA and hope you break some records at your next event!
– Paige Gregory