Martin 4.3 second run in Saturday wildcard round seemed routine, but he immediately signalled for the veterinary staff when the steer didn spring back to its feet and later helped carry the 400 lb. animal out of the infield on a stretcher.
"It appeared to be a normal run. There was no obvious abnormal positioning of the animal at the time of the fall."
GMC Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races, the steer was inspected prior to Saturday performance and there was no reason for concern. There will be further examination for any pre existing health conditions that could have caused the injury, plus a review of slow motion footage of the incident.
the 2013 Calgary Stampede, with a steer euthanized after a run by Zane Hankel of Redcliff, Alta.
It the first animal death in nine days of action at the rodeo, although one chuckwagon horse died in a training incident.
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to a severe neck injury.
"I been steer wrestling for probably 17 years now, and I only seen it happen one other time that I can recall," said Martin, a 32 year old cowboy from Sulphur, La.
In steer wrestling, a cowboy leaves his seat on a horse, grabs a steer by its horns and turns the animal on its side.
"(The animals) are like our family. For one of them to go down, it almost like a member of the family," said steer wrestler Bray Armes, who posted the second fastest time Saturday.
There was a similar incident during Saucony Originals Jazz
"It very rare."
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The veterinary staff were summoned a second time during Saturday bulldogging and set up a tarp to work on another animal, but the grandstand roared when the steer ran off. According Reebok Es22 to Evans, that steer "recovered fully."
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"It was a surprise to see that steer not get up," Evans said.
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