Last Updated on November 7, 2023, 12:14 am
A tragic event struck the bull riding industry as a 17-year-old rising star, Carsen Perry, lost his life during the Las Vegas American Bucking Bull Inc. (ABBI) World Finals on Monday, November 6, 2023.
Perry’s promising future was abruptly cut short when he was involved in a fatal bull riding accident that sent shockwaves throughout the rodeo community. Perry, renowned for his passion and dedication to the sport, was showcasing his skills and determination by competing in the prestigious ABBI World Finals.
This tragedy occurred despite rigorous safety measures in place, highlighting the inherent risks associated with bull riding. His untimely passing has left his friends, family, and the community engulfed in profound grief and sorrow.
The American Bucking Bull Inc. announced his passing via a Facebook post:
“Carsen Perry will be remembered for a lifetime. Please join us in offering prayers for his family and friends as they navigate this challenging time. Carsen, your unwavering enthusiasm for the bullriding industry was evident to all. You were a fierce competitor who relished victory, a true gentleman, and a friend to many. You will be greatly missed.”
Perry’s tragic demise is a stark reminder of the dangers athletes face while pursuing their dreams, prompting discussions on improving rodeo safety protocols.
The ABBI acknowledged Perry’s significant impact and announced their plans to honor his memory by establishing a scholarship fund. They remembered Perry as a passionate figure in the bull riding world, celebrated for his competitive spirit, courtesy, and camaraderie.
Although Perry was deeply cherished by his loved ones, his absence will be keenly felt. His legacy will endure, and our prayers go out to him as we bid farewell to Carsen Perry, who will rest in peace.
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