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Coy Lutz, Jan. 7, 1997 – May 28, 2016

by Jim Bainbridge | May 29, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bareback rider Coy Lutz, 19, died May 28 from injuries suffered while competing at the Cowtown Rodeo in Woodstown Pilesgrove, N.J.

A native of Howard, Pa., and a member of the University of Tennessee-Martin rodeo team, Lutz was bucked off and then stepped on by the horse he had been riding.

He was helped out of the arena and taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to a statement by the New Jersey State Police.

“Cowtown Rodeo and the Harris Family extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Lutz Family for the tragic loss of their son, Coy. During this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with all those who knew and loved him,” rodeo producers Grant and Betsy Harris said in a posting on Facebook.

Courtesy of PRCA