Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Bull Rider Ty Pozzobon Dead at 25

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Bull Rider Ty Pozzobon Dead at 25

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Canadian bull rider Ty Pozzobon dead at 25

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MERRITT, B.C. - Canadian bull rider Ty Pozzobon of Merritt, B.C., has died at age 25.

No cause of death was given by Pro Rodeo Canada in a statement posted on its website, saying only that Pozzobon's death Monday was a "tragic loss."

The Merritt Herald reported that Pozzobon was found deceased Monday, and that the RCMP didn't consider his death suspicious and have turned the investigation over to the B.C. coroner.

Pozzobon was the 2016 Professional Bull Riders Canada champion and a four-time PBR world finalist finishing a career-high fourth last year.

He qualified for the CFR national championship three times and competed in the Calgary Stampede four times.

"Ty was a talent that comes along very seldom in any sport," Pro Rodeo Canada said. …

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