No obvious cause of death for Petaluma rodeo star

By LORI A. CARTER
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 30, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.

Wyoming authorities said Monday they are awaiting toxicology tests to help determine the cause of death of Petaluma rodeo star Broc Cresta, who was found dead in his trailer Saturday after competing in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, the rodeo association announced. Further details were unavailable Monday.

Laramie County Coroner Marty Luna said an autopsy performed Saturday showed no trauma or other clear reason why Cresta, age 25, died in his sleep.

“There was nothing obvious in the autopsy that would have given the pathologist any conclusions into the cause and manner of his death,” he said. “It’s just hurry up and wait now for the toxicology tests.”

Normally those tests take as long as six weeks to return, Luna said, but he asked the lab to expedite them.

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Blood Clots, the Olympics & the New York Yankees

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Blood clots are common among athletes.

Olympic athletes suffer from exercise induced asthma.

Tall athletes seem to develop more blood clots.

Marathon runners have lactic acid and develop premature ventricular beats.

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