George Doak started his bullfighting careers as a means of trading entry fees for the bull riding, although he also entered bareback riding. Doak, born May 18, 1937, in Fort Worth, Texas, started his professional career in Cowtown, N.J. One of the first televised rodeos, Cowtown also hosted what may have been the first clown training camp at a bull riding school. Doak twice fought bulls at the National Finals Rodeo (1971, 1977) and for many years worked the National High School Rodeo Finals and College National Finals. The list of rodeos he worked, reads like a “Who’s who” in the rodeo world: Fort Worth; Pendleton, Ore.; Kissimmee, Fla.; Phoenix; San Francisco; Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Denver. Although Doak is remembered for his ability to protect the cowboy while making the event look like as easy as a day at the office.
Born May 18, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas