An Oklahoma State University student recently passed away after competing in a PRCA competition.


According to a report from CNN, Rowdy Lee Swanson, 20, succumbed to injuries he received after he was bucked off a bull in Mineral Wells.

Coach Hollingsworth of Oklahoma State University announced Swanson's passing on Twitter stating, "With a heavy and aching heart, I am saddened to announce that the OSU Rodeo Team has lost one of our own, Rowdy Swanson. He was a big part of our rodeo family and he will be missed immensely. Our thoughts are with the Swanson family at this time."

Swanson was competing at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association’s PRCA Rodeo. A press release from Pro Rodeo states that, "Swanson was bucked off while riding Rafter G Rodeo’s Gritty."

The Palo Pinto County Livestock Association released the following statement on its Facebook page:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rowdy Swanson following injuries sustained at the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association’s PRCA Pro Rodeo,” said PPCLA’s Rodeo Chairman Scott Fenner. “The entire Rodeo Committee and our rodeo family extend our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to Rowdy’s mother Venessa, his brother Roper, and his entire family.”

Swanson was studying animal sciences at Oklahoma State University and was a PRCA permit holder from Duncan, Oklahoma.

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