DENVER – On Wednesday night thousands of people paid tribute to a professional bull rider who lost his life following a competition in Denver.
25-year-old Mason Lowe was competing at the National Western Stock Show on Tuesday. He suffered a fatal injury after getting bucked off the bull he was riding.
A tribute was held for Lowe at the Denver Coliseum Wednesday before the start of the night’s competition.
The overarching theme – that Lowe was so much more than just a bull rider.
During a video tribute Matt West, an announcer for Professional Bull Riders, said, “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share with you we have lost truly one of our own.”
It was just 24 hours ago when Lowe was bucked off the bull he was riding, pulled under, and struck by the bull in his chest.
West said, “A talented young bull rider gave his life doing what he loved. We lost Mason Lowe…Mason will be remembered for his infectious smile, his relentless determination as a competitor, and his willingness to help anyone at any time…he was a loving husband and a caring friend, and in the end Mason was exactly what he loved and exactly what he wanted to be. Mason Lowe was a cowboy.”
He went on to say that for those who knew Mason, the last thing he would want would be to bring the party down. With that, Lowe’s fellow bull riders entered the arena to honor their fallen brother.
West said, “Ladies and gentleman I promise you right now, the bull riders you’ll watch tonight they’re not riding to win this event. They’re riding to honor Mason Lowe.”
Lowe was ranked 18th in the world. He is survived by his wife.
A fundraising site has been set up to help Lowe’s family. CLICK HERE to donate.