Photos: Wyoming Wrestlers Fight Off Grizzly Attack with Bare Hands

Photos: Wyoming Wrestlers Fight Off Grizzly Attack with Bare Hands
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On Oct. 15, 21-year-old Brady Lowry and his Northwest College wrestling teammate Kendall Cummings were mauled by a grizzly while shed hunting near Cody, Wyoming. In an unusually gruesome double-attack, the beast sent both friends to the emergency room—Cummings by life-flight with horrific head injuries, and Lowry with a snapped arm and extensive lacerations.

The ill-fated day began as a shed-hunting expedition with two other teammates in the Shoshone National Forest. Towards the end of the day the group split up. Lowry and Cummings opted for a circuitous route back to their truck, at the time about four miles away, while their friends took a more direct line to the vehicle.

The pair soon found themselves in an area with particularly heavy grizzly sign. “We knew they were in there,” Lowry told MeatEater in a phone interview. “We’ve ran into them before, but nothing like this.” Unperturbed, the pair kept shed hunting. Minutes later, however, they stumbled onto several…

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