A professional bull rider has died after a Bull He Was Riding Stepped on His Chest in a competition in Denver.
25-years-old Mason Lowe died on Tuesday after he was thrown from a bull and trampled during Monday’s event at the Denver Coliseum at the National Western Complex.
Lowe was attempting to get up when the hind left leg of the bull, named Hard Times, came down on his chest. Despite wearing a protective vest, he suffered a “massive chest injury that caused damage to his heart,” Professional Bull Riders Association officials said.
Lowe was immediately transported to Denver Health and died at the hospital, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) said.
“Our entire rodeo family and every member of the Stock Show community is saddened by the loss of bull rider Mason Lowe,” said Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show President, and CEO.
Lowe, a native of Exeter, Missouri, was ranked 18th in the world by PBR and had earned nearly $10,000 in prize money this year, his seventh as a professional.
The National Western Stock Show and PBR set up a fundraiser to support Lowe’s wife and family.