Stetson Wright’s Vest Sells For More than $20,000 to Benefit Reid Oftedahl, Auction Still Ongoing
Phenom Genentics has been raising money for injured bull rider Reid Oftedahl and his family by auctioning off some very cool donated NFR memorabilia.
So far, the biggest ticket item has been Stetson Wright’s bull riding vest signed by every NFR roughstock cowboy, which sold for $22,500. Other items already sold include Rocker Steiner’s Round 10 shirt, an American hat signed by all 15 NFR saddle bronc riders and custom NFR trophy spurs. Those three items fetched between $3,500 and $6,500 each.
Items currently being auctioned off include a back number signed by all of this year’s NFR bareback riders, JD Struxness’ NFR jacket and Stetson Wright’s All-Around saddle. You can place your bids and follow along here.
Oftedahl has been transferred to Arizona after being on a ventilator for four days following his injury, officially diagnosed as a Grade 3 Diffuse Axonal Injury, which is the shearing of the brain’s long connecting nerve fibers, and a C7 cervical vertebrae fracture in his neck. He is expected to make a full recovery.