Who was the bull rider that was killed?
A 22-year-old bull rider was killed after a bull stepped on his chest during an event in California on Sunday. Brazilian bull rider Amadeu Campos Silva was thrown from the bull, named "Classic Man," 5.3 seconds into a ride at a Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour event in Fresno, according to a PBR statement. nbcdfw.com22-Year-Old ‘Rising Star' Bull Rider Killed in Accident During California Event
How did Amadeu Campos Silva die?
Bull Rider Amadeu Campos Silva Killed In 'Freak Accident' At Fresno Event. FRESNO (AP) — A Brazilian bull rider was killed Sunday when his spur got caught in a rope, pulling him under the bull, and the animal stepped on his chest in California, according to the Professional Bull Riders touring group. CBS San FranciscoBull Rider Amadeu Campos Silva Killed In ‘Freak Accident’ At Fresno Event
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31 August, 2021 - 09:10pm
Bull rider Amadeu Campos Silva speaks in a locker room in Bangor, Maine, in March 2020. The Brazilian bull rider was killed Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, when his spur got caught in a rope, pulling him under the bull, and the animal stepped on his chest in California, according to the Professional Bull Riders touring group. Silva, 22, was competing at a bull-riding Velocity Tour event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, said Andrew Giangola, a spokesperson for Professional Bull Riders. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. (Andre Silva/Courtesy PBR/Bull Stock Media via AP)
A Brazilian bull rider was killed Sunday when his spur got caught in a rope, pulling him under the bull, and the animal stepped on his chest in California, according to the Professional Bull Riders touring group.
Amadeu Campos Silva, 22, was competing at a bull-riding Velocity Tour event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, said Andrew Giangola, a spokesperson for Professional Bull Riders. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Campos Silva lost his balance and his spur got stuck in the flank strap, which is wrapped around the bull’s lower torso to encourage it to buck. In a “freak accident,” Campos Silva was pulled underneath the bull, which then stomped on his chest, Giangola said.
The Fresno County coroner’s office confirmed Campos Silva’s death but has not yet determined the cause.
Giangola said the bull, named “Classic Man,” will still be eligible for future events despite the tragedy. The bull was not at fault, he said.
“It clearly was not an act of aggression,” he said. “The bull was bucking in his normal pattern.”
“A bull rider with a lot of promise,” Campos Silva competed in the 2020 Professional Bull Riders World Finals after debuting in the United States the year before. He was pursuing his dream to support his family.
“He was a determined cowboy,” Giangola said.
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The Professional Bull Riders announced the news late Sunday, attributing his death to a "terrible wreck" during competition on the organization's Velocity Tour. He was transported from the Save Mart Center to Fresno's Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
"Amadeu was a rising star in our sport; a cowboy with so much potential on and off the dirt," PBR's statement reads. "The entire PBR and western sports family extend our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences to Amadeu’s family and friends."
The Fresno County Coroner's office confirmed Silva's death to the Fresno Bee, but did not provide details on the cause. PBR officials told USA Today that Silva died of chest injuries after being bucked off a bull. PBR livestock director Cody Lambert witnessed the incident and described it to USA Today.
“When he came off, his spur got tangled up and it turned him upside down right under the bull’s back leg,’’ Lambert said. “It’s just a really freak, tragic accident.’’
PBR spokesman Andrew Giangola told USA Today that the incident "was not an act of aggression" from the bull, but a "freak accident."
A native of Brazil, Silva moved to the United States in 2018 after competing in PBR Brazil in 2017. In 2019, he made his debut on the Velocity Tour, which features up-and-coming PBR bull riders. He competed in the PBR World Finals in 2020.
A Brazilian bull rider was killed Sunday when his spur got caught in a rope, pulling him under the bull, and the animal stepped on his chest in California, according to the Professional Bull Riders touring group. Amadeu Campos Silva, 22, was competing at a bull-riding Velocity Tour event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, said Andrew Giangola, a spokesperson for Professional Bull Riders. Campos Silva lost his balance and his spur got stuck in the flank strap, which is wrapped around the bull's lower torso to encourage it to buck.
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