ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Bull Rider Glen Keeley died Friday night due to injuries sustained at a Professional Bull Rider's event at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. 1989 Canadian Champion Keeley, 30, of Nanton, Alberta, Canada was evaluated and stabilized by medical staff on site and transported to the University of New Mexico Medical Center where the extent of abdominal injuries was determined. "Words cannot describe the way that it feels to lose a great friend," said four-time World Champion and President of the PBR Tuff Hedeman. "He was a real champion in and out of the arena." Keeley, a bull rider for more than 12 years, joined the PBR as one of the original members in 1994. PBR Chief Executive Officer Randy Bernard said, "Glen was a true gentleman and not only an ambassador for the sport of bull riding but also for the country of Canada. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and he will truly be missed." Keeley saw success throughout the season to date in 2000 and was ranked in the top ten in the standings. "The reason I ride bulls is because I love it," said Keeley in January to Calgary Sun reporter.
SOURCE Professional Bull Riders