|Lane's death resulted in an outpouring of concern for the families
of rodeo cowboys struck by death or injury, and in 1989
the "Cowboy Crisis Fund" was formed.
The fund benefits the "Women's Professional Rodeo Association"
and "Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association" members who are
injured or killed while competing in PRCA-sanctioned events.
It supplies the needed assistance to victims and their families.
information on this fund, see my "Other Rodeo Information" page.)
In August of 1990, Lane was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.
He is the youngest cowboy ever inducted.
Also inducted in 1990 were Red Rock, (the bull only Lane
successfully rode), and former Oklahoma Congressman
Clem McSpadden who was general manager of the
National Finals Rodeo
for 18 years, and gave the eulogy at Lane's funeral.
Below is part of Mr. McSpadden's eulogy.
"Lane had one great quality that separates him
from much of this generation today.
He knew no greed.
To the people he baled hay with in Choctaw County,
and the people he worked cattle with, he was just what he was.
He had goals that far exceeded a championship buckle,
and today he wears the buckle of immortality."
Also in 1990, Lane was the first recipient of the "Lane
Frost Memorial Award",
an award created for people who promote rodeo in their daily lives.
Lane's parents, Clyde and Elsie Frost, accepted the award for their son.
In 1990, country music singer Garth Brooks released the video "The
with clips of Lane in it.
On Feb. 26, 1991 a special showing of the movie
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" was shown in
It would premiere nationally on March 1.
An auction to benefit the "Cowboy Crisis Fund" was
Here is part of a speech by E.K.Gaylord II,
co-producer of the movie,
given before the auction.
"A tremendous rodeo talent, Oklahoman Lane Frost
during the final round of competition
in the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, WY.
Frost's death resulted in an outpouring of concern
for the families of rodeo cowboys
struck by catastrophic death or injury,
and the 'Cowboy Crisis Fund' was formed.
Lane was killed just days before we began filming
'My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys'.
He was going to be Scott Glenn's stunt double in the movie.
This film is dedicated to the memory of Lane Frost.
the auction begin."
In 1993, a music group called "Smokin' Armadillos" released a song
called "Red Rock" about the Challenge of the Champions.
On July 24, 1993 a Memorial Sculpture by Chris Navarro of Lane riding a bull
was dedicated to Lane at the Frontier Days Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The sculpture stands 15 feet high, 11 feet long, 7 feet wide,
and weighs more than a ton.
Clyde and Elsie Frost, Kellie Frost, and even Luke
Perry, who was filming
"8 Seconds" at that time, attended. It
was the first time the Frosts were
back in Cheyenne since Lane's death.