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Mason Lowe is a bull rider in the Arkansas Cowboys Association. The twenty year old cowboy began rodeoing when his dad “throwed me on (a calf) when I was three and I’ve been doing it ever since.”
He lives in Exeter, Mo., in the southwest part of the state, and graduated from Exeter High School in 2012. He is a student at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., where he also bull dogs and team ropes for the all-around points. Bull riding is his strength, however.
In high school, Mason played baseball and was an FFA member. In college, he’s taking care of his required courses and isn’t sure what his major will be, although it will involve agriculture in some way. He loves to hunt whitetail deer and fish for trout, white bass and crappie. Mason’s grandpa, Larry Reed, cooks what he brings home, whether it’s frying the fish or processing the deer. Larry used to own a butcher shop and turns the deer into steaks, tenderloins, jerky, and summer sausage.
Mason is in his second year of membership in the ACA. He’s been a member of the National Federation of Pro Bull Riders for six years and has been to their finals five times, winning the average and reserve year-end title last year. For his years of riding bulls, Mason hasn’t seen many injuries. He’s had stitches above his eye and in his fingers. The stitches in the fingers came when a bull reared up in the chute, his feet caught the bars, and when he came back down, his spur went through his hand.
If he had to choose a bull that was his favorite, he’d choose 14 of Cline Hall’s. He got on 14 at the ACA Finals last year in the first go-round and was 82 points on him. He also favors a black bull of Hall’s, who he rode in the second go-round at the Finals.
Mason has an older sister, Kayla, who is 24, and a younger step-sister, Alyssa, who is eight. He is the son of Jerry and Melissa Whisenhunt and Stacy Lowe.