Local rodeo star seriously injured in bull riding accident

Local rodeo star seriously injured in bull riding accident

Credit: The Houston Chronicle

Beau Schroeder smiles after his ride in the Super Series Championship Bull Riding at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Houston. Schroeder won the championship in the event. (Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle )

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 27 at 10:55 AM

HOUSTON—A star cowboy who took top honors at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is in intensive care after being injured in a bull riding accident, according to the Professional Cowboy’s Rodeo Association.

Beau Schroeder, of China, Texas, was airlifted to the hospital after getting into the accident at the Fort Mohave Classic Xtreme Bulls event on March 24.

The accident left Schroeder with two collapsed lungs and a torn trachea. Schroeder received a tracheotomy and will be unable to speak for at least six weeks. He has been texting family and friends from the ICU, according to the website.

Schroeder won the Wrangler Nationals Final Rodeo average in December and finished fourth in the 2012 world standings.

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