Professional bull rider Mason Lowe has passed away after sustaining injuries during a competition in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday night.
Lowe, 25, who ranked 18th in the world and had been a professional bull rider for more than seven years, leaves behind a wife and his family.
The Professional Bull Riders Association released a statement about his death, simply saying that he died after sustaining injuries.
“We are deeply saddened to report that Mason Lowe passed away this evening following injuries sustained at the PBR event in Denver. The entire PBR and National Western sports family
Just four days ago, Lowe added this video of him riding a bull. Throughout his short career, he had become a three-time world finals qualifier, as per his Instagram bio.
While the Association didn’t go into details about what happened, CBS4 anchor and reporter Alan Gionet from Denver revealed on Twitter that witnesses reportedly saw Lowe being thrown from the bull. The bull then stepped on Mason’s chest. Lowe got up, took a few steps, but then collapsed.
Lowe’s wife, Abbey Linn, has a private Instagram profile, but her bio reveals that she’s also into rodeo work. She has also written Mason’s name with the heart and ring emoticons in her Instagram bio.
Mason Lowe’s love for riding began when he was just three years old. When he was 18, he rose to fame as a professional bull rider, and at one point, he was ranked 14th in the world. According to his Instagram, he was sponsored by Monster Energy, Yeti, Wrangler, and Lincoln Electric.