ENMU Rodeo Member Killed During Practice

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 04/09 2014 05:17PM

Updated 04/09 2014 10:38PM

PORTALES -- Irvyng Urquijo, 20, a bull rider for the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team, died after being stepped on by a bull during rodeo practice. 

Urquijo, a 2011 graduate of Springer High School in New Mexico, was a sophomore animal and dairy science major.

"Eastern New Mexico University is saddened by the tragic accident which took the life of Irvyng Urquijo," said Dr. Steven Gamble, ENMU president.  "Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful young mans family and friends.   Our counselors are reaching out to those affected by his loss and need support.   Our deepest condolences to his family.   The entire ENMU family shares their grief and will be there for them."

The investigation into the details of the accident are continuing.

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