A Tribute To Lane Frost!!
1963-1989

Welcome To My Tribue To Lane Frost

There has been some confusion over the name of the bull that killed Lane. IT WAS NOT RED ROCK! Some references say that the bull was named "K. Walsh" and also nicknamed "Bad to the Bone." Sometimes bulls names are changed around for a rodeo, but this bull was really named "Taking Care of Business" and was owned by Bad Company Rodeo.

Statistics and Accomplishments

1963: Born October 12, 1963 in LaJunta, Colorado, to Clyde and Elsie Frost. Lane began to show interest in rodeo by the time he was three and was practicing riding calves at the age of ten.

1977: The family moves to Lane, Oklahoma. Where Lane continues to learn riding techniques from his father, Clyde, and from bull riding legend, Freckles Brown, of near-by Hugo, Oklahoma.

1983: Lane gets a full membership in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) at the age of 19. He also receives the "Tough Luck" award for his unsuccessful efforts at the "Super Bull" competition in Del Rio, Texas.

1985: Lane and Kellie Frost get married January 5, 1985. Lane earns the championship of the "Super Bull" competition in Del Rio.

1986: Co-champion with Tuff Hedeman.

1987: At the age of 24, he finishes the season as the World Champion bull rider. Freckles Brown dies.

1988: The first cowboy to ride Red Rock for a full 8 seconds.

1989: While competing in the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo final on July 30, Frost was hit in the back after dismounting the bull, Taking Care of Business. He had completed his ride scoring an 85.

1990: Lane was put into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.

1994: The movie based on Lane Frost's life titled "8 Seconds" is released in theaters nationwide.

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches Weight: 145 pounds

Family: Wife was Kellie she remarried in 1993; Parents were Elsie and Clyde Frost; Brother was, Cody; and his Sister, Robin Muggli.

Pall bearers: Richard "Tuff" Hedeman, Jim Sharp, Cody Lambert, Clint Branger, Wes Ward, and Guy Sartin.

Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hugo, Oklahoma, next to his ole hero, Freckles Brown.

National Finals Rodeo:
1984-1988 Qualified 5 times in Bull Riding,
1987 Bull Riding World Champion
1986 NFR Average Winner in Bullriding, 678 points, rode 9 out of 10 bulls.

Achievements:
Prairie Circuit Bull Riding Champion, 1983
Runner-Up for Bull Rider rookie of the Year, 1983
Winston Tour Bull Riding Runner-Up, 1986
National Finals Bull Riding Average Winner, 1986
Rode most bulls (9) at NFR, 1986
Texas Circuit Bull Riding Champion, 1987
World Champion Bull Rider, 1987
First cowboy to ride Red Rock, who was previously unridden in 309 trys.

Up Untill his death, Lane Frost was in the top 15 bull riders for 5 consecutive years.
1988 - $ 74,700 - #6
1987 - $105,697 - #1
1986 - $104,128 - #3
1985 - $ 87,100 - #3
1984 - $ 50,688 - #9
Lifetime PRCA Earnings: $489,736


On July 24, 1993, a permanent tribute to Lane Frost was unveiled in his momory. The life-size version of this bronze made by Chris Navarro stands in front of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. The bronze represents the spirit of Lane and his fellow bull riders.--Photo by Ed Bales.
Quotes

We were the last ones to leave no matter where we were at. If there was somebody who came to say 'hi' to him, he'd always find the time, if we had somewhere we needed to be or not - no matter how big or small, young or old, rich or poor. I never introduced him to anyone who didn't think he was the greatest. He left everybody with a smile. - friend and traveling partner, Tuff Hedeman.

Even as a kid, when I did his first TV interview in Del Rio, Texas, in 1983, he had an infectious look about him that just told you he was a good person. He had great eyes. If the measure of any man is how much he is loved, then Lane Frost clearly was the most loved young man I knew. Lane was truly a world champion in the arena, and he was a world champion in life. A lot of guys change when they have success, and he truly didn't. - George Michael, host and producer of NBC's George Michael Sports Machine.

I thank God he sent Lane into my life. I just wish I'd had him longer in there. - PRCA stock contractor John Gowney who promoted the match with Red Rock.

He went out in style. I think if God told him, 'Lane, your time's up. Choose the way you want to go.' Well, he was riding a good bull at a good rodeo. If he could have chosen it, I think that's the way he would have chosen it. I know he would have chosen that. - boyhood friend Wes Ward.

It's not much consolation, but he loved bull riding, and so at least I know that he died doing what he loved. - mother Elsie Frost.


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