Sadly, Broc Cresta’s rodeo cowboy days are over because of his sudden, tragic death. Get the story here along with some related video.
There is always questions when a 25-year-old suddenly turns up dead, and it is no different with Broc. He was a two-time competitor in the national finals, which gave him recognition at a young age.
So far there doesn’t seem to be any explanation for his death. Regardless of where we look, we aren’t able to track down anything to explain how he died, except that he suddenly turned up dead at his living quarters where his next competition would take place.
That location was in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he was set to compete in the Frontier Days rodeo.
The Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association issued a statement that showed just how shocked they were at the news.
PRCA Director of Communications Kendra Santos wrote:
“The whole rodeo world is in shock…My phone’s been ringing off the wall all day with calls from Hall of Famers on down to little kids. Broc’s a fourth-generation cowboy in California, and everybody loves him. It’s hard enough to lose a good cowboy when he’s 90, but losing such a talented and genuinely good person at 25 is just about impossible. Our hearts are with Broc’s family and friends. The entire rodeo family hurts right now.”
Before long an autopsy will be conducted and we will at least learn of a cause of death. As of now, everyone is wondering if there are any signs of foul play, but again there is nothing out there to confirm it.
Broc recently told the Houston Press blog that one of the hardest things about rodeo is that “there aren’t a whole lot of breaks,” and that “A guy gets kind of sick from being away from home all the time, and the driving gets old, but you pretty much have to do it.”
I sure hope that he wasn’t struggling with depression because of the long trips away from home and feeling lonely while in between competitions.
As for the physical side of rodeo, in the same interview he said:
“There are injuries, and stuff that can happen, but if a guy can just practice and stay sharp, it’s okay. You’re more worried about your horse than you are yourself.”
Let’s all keep our thoughts and prayer’s with Broc Cresta’s family during this difficult time. Check out a video that includes a interview with him below.