Bradie Gray is rushed out of the Casper Events Center and transported to the Wyoming Medical Center after being stepped on by a bull during Thursday night's performance of the 2017 CNFR. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

A bull rider was seriously injured at last night’s CNFR performance at the Casper Events Center.

Odessa College junior Bradie Gray was thrown off the back of his bull, which then stomped on Gray with its hind legs.

Gray was able to scramble to the bucking chutes under his own power before collapsing. As the regular announcer and clown banter carried on, more people were seen heading to the chutes to attend to Gray. Rescue personnel who stay on site during performances were summoned, and the mood of the arena shifted and grew quiet as the situation continued.

The crowd stood and applauded Gray as he was transported out of the arena and to the Wyoming Medical Center.

The Odessa College Rodeo Team posted an update on their Facebook page this morning, stating that Gray had emergency surgery after his chest was stepped on by the bull, and is in “very critical condition in the ICU”. The post says Gray will have more surgeries later today once he is stabilized.

Gray is an Australian native attending Odessa College in Texas.

Bull rider Bradie Gray is thrown from “Levi the Boss” during the Thursday night performance of the CNFR on June 15, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)


Rescue personnel rush to the chutes where bull rider Bradie Gray was able to run to after being stopped on the chest by a bull on Thursday, June 15, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)