Reynaldo Valenzuela was born in Roswell, NM, and raised by his grandparents. He graduated in 2001 and joined the military in November of that year. He was sent to basic training at Ft. Benning, GA. After graduating from infantry school, he was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX in the BCO 1/9 CAV. His unit was deployed in Nov. of 2003 to Kaldia, Iraq where he was attached to the Big Red One. During his time in Iraq, he was also attached to the 82nd Airborne Division and the 2nd Marines. In 2005, he was honorably discharged from the military. He began to rodeo and ride bulls. In 2008 he was recalled into the 28th ID. He deployed with the HHC 2/12th Recon Unit. He was then discharged in 2009 as a Sergeant. Valenzuela continued to rodeo and ride bulls and in 2014 transitioned to bullfighting which, “fell in love with it”. In 2015, the VA diagnosed him with multiple conditions including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and emphysema. Valenzuela states that bullfighting is a huge help in dealing with all the after-effects of combat. He states it is “a huge release for me. I wish I would have started a long time ago!” Valenzia has been a part of our organization for many years and we are proud to have him a part of our team.
We want to show our appreciation for those who chose to partner with Reynaldo in his rodeo career.
Projects and Events
Reynaldo Valenzuela will be representing W.A.R. and his sponsors at numerous events throughout the year including at W.A.R. bullfighting clinics and the 2022 PAFRA Championship Rodeo.
You can find Reynaldo at the following event series:
- Cadillac Rodeo Company events that include CPRA and UPRA events. These events are in Texas.
- TOYBR (Texas Outlaw Youth Bullriding) Junior event from peewee bulls to novice bulls. He and his son are both bullfighters at these events.
- Junior Gunslingers Rodeo Association in New Mexico. He and his son both are bullfighters at these events.
- Reynaldo is the announcer for Smith Minibuckers Association
Some of his scheduled events for 2022:
- FEB 19 TYOBR ODESSA TX
- MAR 18-19 JR GUNSLINGER ARTESIA NM
- MAR 25-26 UPRA FT STOCKTON TX
- APR 1-2 UPRA MIDLAND TX
- APR 8-9 JR GUNSLINGER ARTESIA NM
- MAY 6-7 UPRA CRANE TX
- MAY 13-14 JR GUNSLINGERS ARTESIA NM
- MAY 28-29 UPRA HUBBARD TX
- JULY 1-2 UPRA LEAKY TX
- JULY 8-9 UPRA MASON TX
- JULY 15-16 UPRA MARBEL FALLS
- JULY 29-30 UPRA ELDORADO TX MIGHT MOVE TO JULY 22-23
- AUG 12-13 UPRA JUNCTION TX
- AUG 19-30 UPRA SAN SABA TX
- SEP 3-4 UPRA WIMBERLY TX
- OCT 20-22 PAFRA TOPEKA KS
- OCT 28-29 UPRA TAYLOR TX
- More to be scheduled!
To contact Reynaldo Valenzuela for sponsorship or to invite him to be a bullfighter at your event, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 575-910-2112.