By WPRA Office
Dedee Crawford, a 10-time WPRA World Champion of Ben Wheeler, Texas, was seriously injured on Saturday, August 20 when a bull stepped on her face at a bull riding. She is currently in the hospital on a breathing machine and feeding tube. Her jaw was badly broken, her top teeth were all knocked out, and her face and eye socket is broken in three places. She will remain in ICU until the swelling goes down. She is currently schedule for surgery on August 30th.
Crawford is best known for winning six WPRA Bull Riding World Titles (2000-01, 2005-2008) but also won three world titles in the bareback riding (2001, 2005-06) and she won the all-around title in 2001.
She is reported to be in good spirits despite the pain. We extend our prayers for her long road to recovery.