Behind the Chutes: Condolences to Greene Family

L.J. Jenkins wins his first BFTS event since 2012. Photo by Andy Watson /

PUEBLO, Colo. – The PBR expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Shane Greene, who tragically passed away this weekend due to injuries sustained during the Cherokee Strip TCRA Rodeo Saturday evening in Perry, Oklahoma.

He was 25 years old.

“As you are aware, we had a tragic accident last night during our rodeo performance,” Shane Parli, vice president of the Cherokee Strip Riding Club said on Sunday, according to KOKH-TV in Oklahoma City. “A great young cowboy lost his life. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.”

Greene  was born April 13, 1989, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Lester and  Deanna (Bryant) Greene. He graduated from Perry High School in 2008 and attended Vo-Tech and was CLEET certified.

However, his passion and love in life was always bull riding.

Outside of the arena, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his four wheeler, going to the gym and much more.

There has been an outpouring of support from friends and those involved in Western sports with comments about Shane on the Sumner Rodeo Co., Facebook page, calling him “the true definition of a rodeo cowboy” and a “great man.”

Sumner Rodeo Co., posted on its Facebook page that Greene had won the company’s “Novice Buckle” and was a participant in its Winter Series and summer rodeos.

There will be public visitation hours held Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry. The funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at the Perry Event Center at 2 p.m.

You can read Greene’s entire obituary here.

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