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Lane Frost
Lane Frost was a World Champion Bull Rider killed in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1989 while
competing in the popular "Cheyenne Frontier Days" Rodeo.

After a successful 8-second ride, Lane dismounted from the bull. The bull quickly pivoted,
came up behind Lane and hit him twice, before Lane even had a chance to completely stand
up from his dismount. The second time the bull hit him with his horn, breaking Lane’s ribs,
which severed a main artery. Lane died within moments.

Lane was born on October 12, 1963 in La Junta, Co. His home was in Utah, but his mother,
Elsie, was staying with her parents while Lane’s father, Clyde, competed in the rodeo circuits.
He has an older sister, Robin, and a younger brother, Cody.

He was raised in Lapoint and Vernal Utah until 1978 when his family moved to Lane, Oklahoma.
(The name of the town was a coincidence.)

Lane competed in rodeo events almost all of his life, starting in 1974 with the "Little Buckaroos
Rodeos" held in Utah.

He lived in Lane, Ok. until 1985 when he married Kellie and moved to Quanah, Texas.
He still spent a lot of time in Lane, and taught bull-riding schools there.

Lane was a Christian. The family was disappointed this was not shown in the movie "8 Seconds".

2 of his many career highlights were winning the 1987 World Championship in Bull
Riding, and being the only bull rider to ever ride the famous bull Red Rock for 8 seconds.

Lane’s funeral service was held at First Baptist Church in Atoka, Ok.
He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, Ok.

"Once you met Lane", it was said, "you were his friend forever."

Rodeo Accomplishments
Lane’s first awards were when he was 10, won in the "Little Buckaroos" Rodeo in Utah.
He was first in bareback, (on a bucking Shetland Pony), second in
calf roping, and rode a bucking calf to place third in "bull-riding".

1978 Bull Riding Champion of the "Small Fry Rodeo Association".

1980 Bull Riding Champion of the "Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association"
Bull Riding Runner-up Champion of the "National High School Rodeo Association."

1981 Bull Riding Champion of the "Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association"
Bull Riding Champion of the "National High School Rodeo Association".

1982 Graduated from high school, retained the Bull Riding Championship for the
3rd year in a row of the "Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association"
Bull Riding Champion of the "American Junior Rodeo Association"
Bull Riding Champion of the "First Annual Youth Nationals Finals".


1983 Received full membership to the "Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association",
(PRCA). Finished 16th in the bull riding standings.
Named "Rookie-of-the-Year" Runner-up for bull riding in the PRCA.
PRCA Prairie Circuit Bull Riding Champion
Won the "Tough Luck" Award for his bone-jarring, but unsuccessful rides
in the "Super Bull" Competition in Del Rio, Tx.

1984 First year qualified for National Finals Rodeo. Rode 5 out of 10 bulls at the Finals.
Finished 9th in the World Standings and 5th in NFR earnings.

Lane qualified for the Finals every year now until his death. He would also
be one of the top 15 bull riders for 5 consecutive years until his death.

1985 Won the "Super Bull" Competition in Del Rio, Tx.
Became a member of the "Winston Tour Rodeo", that showcased the top competitors.
Finished 3rd in World Standings at the Finals, and 2nd in NFR earnings.
Rode 8 out of 10 bulls at the Finals.

1986 "Winston Tour" Bull Riding Champion Runner-up. Co-champion in the "Super
Bull" Competition. Competed in the "World’s Toughest Rodeo" in Oklahoma City.
At the Finals, finished 3rd in World Standings and was 1st in NFR earnings.
Rode 9 out of 10 bulls at the Finals.

1987 Won the bull riding in "Pendleton Round-Up" even though he broke his collarbone
a month earlier. Won the Texas Circuit Bull Riding Championship.

Won the World Championship at the National Finals Rodeo, a life-long dream.
Placed 2nd in NFR earnings, and rode 8 out of 10 bulls.

1988 Competed in the Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Won the bronze medal. The
US Team won the gold. (This was the only time rodeo was in the Olympics.)
Competed in the "Challenge of the Champions" a 7-event match-up with Red Rock, the
1987 World Champion bucking bull. Red Rock had not been ridden in 309 tries.
Lane won the match-up, riding Red Rock 4 out of 7 times.
Competed in Hawaii at an event that featured unridden bulls. Lane rode his bull.

Bull Riding Champion of Dodge National Circuit Finals, Pocatello, Id.
At the Finals, he rode 7 out of 10 bulls, finished 6th in the World Standings
and 5th in NFR earnings.

1989 Helped organize "Bullmania, A Tribute to Freckles Brown" a bull riding event
named for his good friend & teacher Freckles Brown, who is buried across from Lane.
Competed in "Cheyenne Frontier Days" on July 30, 1989 and
was killed by the bull, named "Takin' Care of Business", after his dismount.

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