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Welcome to the Rodeo Catastrophic Injury Registry!

RCIR Mission Statement:

The mission of the Catastrophic Injury Registry (RCIR) is to collect and analyze world wide injury incidents to rodeo and bull riding participants.  This data will help us identify injury prevention strategies and equipment modifications, specific to the hazards of rodeo and bull riding events.

The RCIR encourages participants, parents, caregivers, organizations, and fans to report catastrophic injuries that occur in rodeo and bull riding.  This registry is the only worldwide electronic site enabling the scientific collection of data on the following injuries:

• Fatal
• Non-fatal – permanent functional disability (e.g., quadriplegia)
• Serious – without permanent functional disability (e.g., fractured cervical spine)

If you wish to report an injury, please click here to report an injury.

Other Links:

• To comment on our site, please click here.
• To learn about current or future financial site contributions click here.


The information contained in the Catastrophic Injury Registry Web Site is provided with the understanding that The University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, The University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Society are not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. The material provided within this site is designed for educational and research purposes only. Information contained herein should not replace necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual circumstances and condition.