Pro Bull Rider Amadeu Campos Silva Dead at 22

A 22-year-old professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest

Amadeu Campos Silva — a promising young bull rider — died after a “terrible accident” at an event in California on Sunday, the Professional Bull Riders announced. He was 22 years old.

Campos was riding a bull named Classic Man during the championship round of the PBR Velocity Tour in Fresno … when he was bucked off after about 5 seconds.

As he went down, Campos’ spur got stuck in his rope, which led to Classic Man stepping on his chest. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he sadly passed away.

Silva suffered chest injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, USA Today reports.

“Our heart breaks for Amadeu’s family and friends,” said a statement from PBR. “At 22, he was a bull rider with a lot of promise.

“Amadeu was a rising star in our sport; a cowboy with so much potential on and off the dirt. The entire PBR and western sports family extend our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt condolences to Amadeu’s family and friends.

“Please say a prayer tonight for them, and may Amadeu’s soul eternally rest in peace.”


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