Western Minnesota bull rider seriously injured in pro rodeo event

December 6, 2022
Mike Tanner

LAS VEGAS, Nv. –A professional rodeo cowboy from western Minnesota was seriously injured in a recent professional rodeo event in Las Vegas.

Twenty eight year-old Reid Oftedahl is a bull rider from Raymond, Minnesota. He was injured recently when he was bucked off a bull and hit the bull’s head as he was tossed to the arena dirt.

Oftedahl was wearing a helmet. He was diagnosed by an on site medical team with a closed head injury and was transported to a nearby hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for further evaluation. Doctors say he suffered a brain bleed and fractured spinal cord.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help out with Oftedahl’s medical expenses. That account can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/reid-and-his-family-in-this-time-of-need?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=unknown&utm_campaign=comms_y6v2+reid-and-his-family-in-this-time-of-need

Oftedahl came into the season ranked as the 16th best bull rider in the world according to the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association.