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Springdale Resident Steps Away From Bullfighting

By Henry Apple

This article was published July 5, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.

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STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Clay Collins is tossed by “Panther” on Wednesday while trying to protect a thrown rider at the Rodeo of the Ozarks at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Collins is a bullfighter and has been working rodeo’s for years. This is his last rodeo before retiring from the sport.

At A Glance

Clay Collins

Residence: Springdale

Occupation: Bullfighter

Years In Rodeo: 20

Notable: Born in Grand Prairie, Texas. … Didn’t attend his first rodeo until he was 21 and immediately became hooked. … Became the American Cowboys Association Freestyle Bullfighting Champion in 1996. … Joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and worked the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas in 2007 and 2008. … Worked the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho, in 2007. … Career includes appearances in 31 PRCA rodeos and 154 performances, including eight that where nationally televised.

SPRINGDALE -- Clay Collins may stick around Parsons Stadium a little longer than usual and take in as much of the Rodeo of the Ozarks' final night as he possibly can.

At A Glance

Clay Collins

Residence: Springdale

Occupation: Bullfighter

Years In Rodeo: 20

Notable: Born in Grand Prairie, Texas. … Didn’t attend his first rodeo until he was 21 and immediately became hooked. … Became the American Cowboys Association Freestyle Bullfighting Champion in 1996. … Joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and worked the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas in 2007 and 2008. … Worked the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho, in 2007. … Career includes appearances in 31 PRCA rodeos and 154 performances, including eight that where nationally televised.

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