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Competitor dies during Indian National Finals Rodeo in Nevada





A 25-year-old man from Missouri died after being injured during the 37th annual Indian National Finals Rodeo in Nevada on Saturday night.

J.D. Jones was competing in the saddle bronc riding competition when he was injured. His tribal affiliation wasn't reported.

Rodeo participants and attendees raised over $15,000 for Jones' family. He leaves behind a wife and an infant son.

The fatality was the first in the INFR's history, a spokesperson said.

Get the Story:
Ozarks bronc rider dead after Las Vegas rodeo accident (The Springfield News-Leader 11/13)
Bronc rider dies in rodeo competition held in Las Vegas (KTNV-TV 11/12)
Friends & family mourn death of saddle bronc rider (KOAM-TV 11/12)
Mo. bronc rider dies of injuries from accident at Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas (AP 11/12)
Neosho grad killed at rodeo (The Greenfield Vedette 11/11)

A Tribute:
LEVI PAYTON: We lost a good one (The Neosho Daily News 11/12)