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Professional bull rider Mason Lowe, 25, passed away January 15 following injuries sustained at the Professional Bull Riders event at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.

“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. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the Lowe family, his fellow bull riders and the entire PBR organization. The National Western Stock Show and the PBR will have a tribute in honor of Mason.”

The NWSS and PBR conducted a special in-arena fundraiser for the Lowe family the night of the PBR Finals on January 16 at the NWSS. In the week following Lowe’s tragic death, PBR announced that the Unleash The Beast premier series event at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri, from February 15–16 would be named The Mason Lowe Memorial.

Lowe was an eight-year veteran PBR athlete from Exeter, Missouri.

“Mason was a proud Missourian, a local hero in Exeter, and a beloved member of the extended PBR family,” PBR CEO Sean Gleason said. “His passing was heartbreaking to everyone in Western sports, but his memory will live on. Dedicating our elite series event in St. Louis to Mason is one way for us to continue to honor an unforgettable cowboy.”

For fans wishing to help the Lowe family, the National Western Stock Show, a 501c-3 nonprofit entity, in conjunction with PBR, is accepting donations. All funds received will be sent to the family of Mason Lowe. To donate, click here.

Information provided courtesy the PBR and National Western Stock Show. To read more about Lowe’s life and legacy in bull riding, visit pbr.com.

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