College Wrestler Jumps On Grizzly's Back To Save His Friend During Attack
October 19, 2022
Two college wrestlers survived a grizzly bear attack in Wyoming while hunting over the weekend.
They stuck together to fight the bear off and lived to tell the tale.
Lowry (left) and Cummings (right) / Credit: Dallas Lowry
The incident occurred on Saturday in Cody, Wyoming, when the two men encountered the bear at close range while they were in heavy cover antler hunting west of the Bobcat Houlihan trailhead on the Shoshone National Forest, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department said in a press release.
Kendall Cummings said he jumped on the grizzly to try and get him off his friend, Brady Lowry.
"I grabbed and yanked him hard by the ear," Cummings told Cowboy State Daily. "I could hear when his teeth would hit my skull, I could feel when he'd bite down on my bones and they'd kind of crunch."
The two men were somehow able to break free from the attack and call 911. One of the victims was flown by helicopter to a local hospital while the other was taken by an ambulance.
Both men, wrestling teammates at Northwest College, reportedly underwent multiple surgeries after sustaining major lacerations to the body and face.
But Lowry and Cummings are both counting their blessings and consider themselves lucky to have survived.
"I don't know what I'm going to pay him back, I don't. I owe him everything," Lowry told the Cowboy Daily Press regarding Cummings' heroic actions that saved his life. "We'll be best friends for the rest of our lives."
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