Bull Rider Rowdy Swanson Has Passed Away

A tragic accident last night in Mineral Wells, Texas, took the life of bull rider Rowdy Lee Swanson.

Competing at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association’s PRCA Rodeo, September 17, the young bull rider was bucked off Rafter G Rodeo’s Gritty, resulting in fatal injuries.

Swanson, 20 years old, was a rodeo team member at Oklahoma State University as well as a PRCA card holder.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rowdy Swanson at the ProRodeo in Mineral Wells, Texas,” PRCA CEO George Taylor told ProRodeo.com. “The hearts of the entire rodeo community go out to Rowdy’s family in this tragic time. We will continue to keep Rowdy and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”