Victim awake as
of last Sunday
A fun weekend at the annual Panorama Pro-West Rodeo in Colville nearly turned to tragedy last Saturday afternoon when a pick-up man was injured in the Northeast Washington rodeo arena.
Bo Segerman, 21, was pursuing 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 Spokane.
According to Panorama Rodeo Director Wyatt Cowley, Segerman was diagnosed with a severe concussion, but was awake and coherent on Sunday. He suffered a few other minor injuries, but no broken bones.
Rodeo pick-up men are vital to the safety of rodeo cowboys. A pick-up man’s job is to retrieve the cowboy if necessary after his eight second ride from a bucking horse.
“There’s 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),” said Cowley. “Everyone is glad that he’s okay.”