DENVER – Bull rider Mason Lowe died Tuesday night as a result of injuries sustained when a bull stepped on his chest at the Professional Bull Riders Chute-Out event.
The PBR event is part of the National Western Stock Show at the Denver Coliseum.
According to a PBR press release, the 25-year-old Lowe was immediately transported to Denver Health and died at the hospital.
Lowe was wearing the mandatory protective vest.
Lowe, of Exeter, Missouri, was ranked 18th in the PBR world standings.
“The loss of Mason is devastating to us all,” said PBR CEO Sean Gleason. “Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences are with his family and wife Abbey. Right now we’re focusing on easing their pain and supporting them during this very difficult time.”
Lowe was a seven-year veteran of the PBR and a three-time qualifier for the PBR World Finals. His best finish was in 2015 when he was 19th in the final world standings.
Lowe competed at the PBR event in Billings in 2015 and 2016. He finished 13th in 2015 at the Montana event and did not have a qualified ride in 2016. He also rode in Sidney at a Touring Pro Division event in 2015.
This weekend at PBR Velocity Tour and Unleash the Beast Events, riders will wear a special patch to remember Lowe.
For fans wishing to help the Lowe family, the National Western Stock Show in conjunction with the PBR, will be accepting donations on-line or by mail. All funds received will be sent to the Lowe family. Information concerning donations can be found on the PBR.com website.