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Last week's competition was the 37th annual Indian National Finals Rodeo. Competitors must prove Native American heritage and typically win regional rodeos before advancing to the national event.
It was the first time in the event's history that a competitor has died, Hooper said, adding that the organization is investigating whether changes can be made to make the rodeo safer.
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