Missouri Bull Rider’s Death

Maddie Vessar, Reporter

Bull Riding is very fun to watch, but with entertainment comes danger. Mason Lowe, 25, of Exeter, Missouri was a part of Professional Bull Riding  (PBR). He ranked 18th in the world and competed for a chance to go to worlds in Las Vegas on Nov.6-10.

Lowe was competing in Denver, Colorado on Jan. 16 at the National Western Stock Show when he got out of the chute (a narrow metal enclosed space that livestock is usually held in) and thrown off the bull. When he did he was pulled underneath of the bull, Hard Times, who struck his chest with his left rear hoof.

Lowe was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead from serious chest injuries and heart damage.