|Tragic Loss of Bull Riding Super Star
January 9, 2017 -
The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association and the entire Canadian rodeo and bull riding community is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Ty Pozzobon earlier today at the age of twenty-five years.
Ty was a talent that comes along very seldom in any sport. The Merritt, BC native was a three-time CFR qualifier, the 2016 PBR Canada champion and a four time PBR World finalist. And while all of us mourn the loss of one of our sport’s brightest stars, we are painfully aware that we have also lost one of the truly genuine people in this or any sport. The ever-ready Pozzy grin, the endless love and devotion to family and friends, his ability to pick up the spirits of those around him—those are special talents—as great, and maybe even greater, than his superstar ability to ride the rankest bulls in the industry.
To his family and friends, all of us who had the privilege of knowing Ty extend our most sincere condolences. With heavy hearts we say farewell to an outstanding bull rider who made our sport better and an amazing man who made our lives better.