BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A college wrestler from a small Wyoming school helped his teammate wrestle a giant bear away from his friend over the weekend by trying to wrestle it from him, only to end up with a more vicious attack himself.
These men bond as wrestling teammates at Northwestern College in Cody, Wyoming to help survive Saturday night’s attack southeast of Yellowstone National Park.
Brady Lowry of Cedar City, Utah, suffered a broken arm and puncture wounds in the first attack because they surprised the bear while searching for antlers shed by moose and deer in the Shoshone National Forest.
His teammate — Kendell Cummings of Evanston, Wyoming — tried to stop the attack on Lowry by yelling, kicking and hitting the bear and pulling on its fur, but the bear quickly turned its anger on Cummings.
Two other teammates — August Harrison of Vernal, Utah, and Orrin Jackson of Kersey, Colorado — helped Cummings, who was badly injured, down the mountain and sometimes carried him. Lowry was able to walk on his own.
They arrived at Billings Hospital Clinic, where Cummings underwent surgery, but both are expected to recover.
Dallas saved Lowry Cummings, who saved his son’s life.
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