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Professional Bull Rider Dies After Suffering Injuries at National Western Stock Show Event

Mason Lowe rides Cochise during the Professional Bull Riders, Built Ford Tough Series at the Sprint Center, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Professional bull rider Mason Lowe died Tuesday (Jan. 15) after suffering injuries while competing at the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver, Colo., The Denver Post reports. He was 25 years old.

"We are deeply saddened to report that Mason Lowe passed away this evening following injuries sustained at the PBR event in Denver," Professional Bull Riders Association CEO Sean Gleason said in a statement. "The entire PBR and National Western sports family extends our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to Mason's wife Abbey and his family."

Lowe, who grew up in Exeter, Missouri, was ranked No. 18 in the world and had been a professional bull rider for seven years. Lowe earned almost $10,000 through competition this year alone.

The Denver Post reports that Lowe started riding animals at the age of 3 and began competing at 15 at amateur rodeo events.

According to a profile on the Professional Bull Riders website, ever since he was a preteen, Lowe sought out the most challenging bulls to ride.

Denver 7 News reports that a video tribute to Lowe will play inside Denver's National Western Complex on Wednesday evening (Jan. 16).

No official account of Lowe's injuries has been released at this time.

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Professional Bull Rider Dies After Suffering Injuries at National Western Stock Show Event