Cody Webster can’t recall exactly when he decided to be a bullfighter.
“I never had that day,” said Webster, 30, of Wayne, Oklahoma. “I knew from the time I was a baby. My mom could tell I had my eyes on the rodeo clowns and bullfighters. I was trying to paint my face before I could really walk.”
It’s a telling statement about one of the greatest bullfighters in the business. A Resistol endorsee who has worked the last seven PBR World Finals and the last nine National Finals Rodeos, he’s been selected each of the last two years as the PRCA’s Bullfighter of the Year.
He’s living the life he’d always dreamed about, and he’s doing it as one of the elite bullfighters, something he’s developed over time with a combination of hard work and a distinct passion for being great at what he does.
“I started fighting bulls heavily at my grandpa’s place when I was 9 or 10,” said Webster, who also raises fighting bulls at his home, which he shares with his wife, Ashley. “I ended up meeting (fellow bullfighter) Frank Newsom when I was 10 or 11, and the rest is history.”