“It truly is a family affair. I wouldn’t trade it for the world!”
Lance Brittan is a native of western Kansas. He was born in April 1974 and grew up near Scott City around horses and cattle. He attended Garden City Community College for a year on a baseball scholarship. His rodeo career got off to a rocky start when he began riding bulls at the age of 19. He spent more money than he got and he got hurt most of the time. His career took off when it dawned on him to switch from bull riding to bullfighting when he saw bullfighters getting checks every weekend for something he grew up doing. By December of 1995 he attained professional status. In 1997 he became eligible for the Wrangler Bullfight Tour. The very next year he qualified for the finals becoming one of the top six bullfighters in the world. In 1999, in only his fourth year as a professional, he competed against four former champions in the toughest Wrangler Bullfight Tour Finals in history to win the championship. Lance still bullfights and protects cowboys in top rodeos around the country including Denver National Western, Rodeo Austin, Greeley Stampede, the Casper Wyoming Snake River Stampede and the Dodge City Days Round-Up Rodeo. He currently resides in Colorado with his wife, Cami and their two daughters, Madison and Morgan, who travel with him to a majority of his rodeos.
Year inducted: 2007