Bull rider Mason Lowe dies after gruesome injury
CNN – A professional bull rider died after he fell during a rodeo competition in Denver and a bull stomped on his chest, the Professional Bull Riders Association said.
Mason Lowe, 25, of Exeter, Missouri, was injured Tuesday night during the PBR Chute Out at the National Western Stock Show.
As Lowe was riding a bull named HardTimes and tried to stay atop, he was pulled under the bull and the animal’s left hind hoof struck his chest, Professional Bull Riders President & CEO Sean Gleason told reporters on Wednesday.
Lowe, who was wearing a protective vest, suffered a massive chest injury and damage to his heart. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, Gleason said.
“The entire PBR and National Western sports family extends our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to Mason’s wife Abbey and his family,” Gleason tweeted early Wednesday morning.
Lowe was ranked 18th in the world. He had been a professional bull rider for seven years and so far, he had earned nearly $10,000 this season, according to the PBR website. Read more.