Pick-up man sustains serious concussion at Pro-West Rodeo
Victim awake as
of last Sunday
A fun weekend at the anÂnual Panorama Pro-West RoÂdeo in Colville nearly turned to tragÂedy last Saturday afterÂnoon when a pick-up man was injured in the Northeast Washington rodeo arena.
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Bo Segerman, 21, was purÂsuing a rough stock bucking horse to corral it back into the pen when the horse somehow got behind his own mount and caused it to trip, throwing Segerman and rolling over him in the process.
Segerman, who works for stock contractor, Gold Buckle Rodeo Company, was knocked unconscious.
Segerman was transported via ambulance to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital where he was flown by helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in SpoÂkane.
According to Panorama RoÂdeo Director Wyatt Cowley, Segerman was diagÂnosed with a severe concusÂsion, but was awake and coÂherent on SunÂday. He sufÂfered a few other minor injuÂries, but no broken bones.
Rodeo pick-up men are vital to the safety of rodeo cowboys. A pick-up manâs job is to reÂtrieve the cowboy if necessary after his eight second ride from a bucking horse.
âThereâs always one or two injuries that happen during a rodeo, but this was one of the more major ones I have seen since my involvement (with Pro-West Rodeo),â said CowÂley. âEveryone is glad that heâs okay.â