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Rodeo-Bull Rider Dies

Colorado bull rider suffers fatal injuries at Wyoming rodeo


The Associated Press - July 16, 2018

RAWLINS, Wyo. - A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday for a Colorado bull rider who suffered fatal injuries while competing in a Wyoming rodeo.

The father of Jason Blasdel of Fruita, Colorado, says his son was injured July 7 while competing at the Platte River Rodeo in Saratoga, Wyoming.

Paul Zamora, the coroner in Carbon County, Wyoming, tells the Rawlins Times that Blasdel suffered internal bleeding and died at the hospital on July 8. He was 30.

Joe Blasdel tells The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction that his son loved the sport he had competed in since he was 8, but was planning on stepping away from it this year.

Jason Blasdel is survived by his wife Heather and two daughters, ages 6 and 2.

The memorial service is set for 5 p.m. at Victory Life Church in Fruita, Colorado.



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