Bull Rider Injured During Day 1 of Pana‘ewa RodeoFebruary 16, 2019, 7:18 PM HST (Updated February 19, 2019, 1:12 PM)
One man appeared to get seriously seriously injured during the “Hula Bull” (see video below) event at the 27th annual Panaewa Stampede Rodeo, which spanned Saturday through Monday, Feb. 16 to 18, 2019, at the Panaewa Equestrian Center in Hilo.
He was taken off the rodeo floor by emergency medics. The extent of his injuries was not known at publication time.
Hundreds of people attended the opening day of the rodeo.
The weather cooperated for the most part of the day and only a few sprinkles were felt throughout the day.
Cowboys and cowgirls of all ages from all over the state participate in this annual rodeo.
At the end of the day, 10 people from the audience participated in the “Hula Bull” where participants stood in a hula hoop and tried to stand their ground against a huge bull.
Rodeo Clown JJ Harrison kept the public entertained, while Announcer Justin McKee will kept the crowd informed.
There was also cultural traditions of the paniolo on display, local food vendors, arts and crafts and more.
The rodeo continued on Sunday and Monday beginning at 11 a.m. each day. Daily tickets are $10 at the gate, keiki 12 and under are free. Tickets are also available online.
Big Island Now will post the results of the rodeo when they have been finalized.