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Quotes

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"You didn't have to know Lane very long to know he was a friend.
He was someone who made you feel like he was glad to know you.
And if you met him once, even if it was for just two or three minutes, he was a friend for life.
He was such an original, and his friendship was pure."

John Growney,
stock contractor and
co-owner of  Red Rock

                                      
(Posted 5/14/99)

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"I slacked up a bit last year, but this year I sure would like to win the World again.
There's less pressure now, and I'm feeling good about going after another title."

Lane Frost, in the 1989
PRCA Handbook.

                                          
   (Posted 5/21/99)

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"I was hoping and praying, and a million things were running through my mind
when I jumped in that ambulance with him.

But I knew it was bad when he waved for help.
Lane had the kind of toughness in him that if he'd had two broken legs
he'd have walked out of that arena."

Tuff Hedeman,
    about that day in Cheyenne.

                                                  (Posted 5/28/99)

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.
"Shoot...I just got hung up on his neck and he
just kept working on me before I could get out of there.

It's been three weeks since then, and my teeth feel a little better.
My whole head feels a little better.

It wasn't that bad the first three days, you know,
my face just swelled up and my eyes got shut on me.


But as soon as I got my eyes opened where
I could see... I was feeling a lot better.

                                     
   Lane Frost,
                                                             after his first try at riding
                                         the bull Mr.T

                                                                      (Posted 6/4/1999)

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"I knew it was the last chance I had to ride him, and he was loose and cool.
He didn't have any idea it was the last time.
It was just another chance to buck me off.

One thing that was in my favor.
My wife, Kellie, came to watch, and it helped me,
made me have more confidence."


                    
         Lane Frost,
                         in an interview right after his 7th,
                             and final, ride on Red Rock,
                           and he won the
                              "Challenge of the Champions"
                                                                           (Posted 6/11/99)

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"Lane epitomized what a champion ought to be.
Your feet don't ever leave the ground if you are a real champion.
His head never got bigger than the rest of his body.

There's a reason nobody ever said a bad word about him.
Lane was genuine, the real deal.

If he talked to somebody for two seconds
they were a rodeo fan and a Lane Frost fan for life."

Walt Garrison
                                    -former star fullback for the Dallas Cowboys,
                  and director of event promotions United States Tobacco
    when Lane was on the Winston Pro Tour Team.
                                                            (Posted June 25, 1999)

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"Just being able to come up with a ride makes you feel good.
It gives you the confidence that you can still ride.

I just have to keep a positive attitude. I know I've done it before,
so I will just have to be patient and keep on trying."

                            Lane Frost, on April 18, 1989,
                                          after becoming the top qualifier for the
                                         "Walt Garrison All Star Rodeo" which
                            benefited Multiple Sclerosis.
                                                           (Posted July 2,1999)

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"Lane was so nice to people that it confused a lot
of people about how tough he was physically and mentally.

They didn't think anyone that nice could be that stubborn
or physically tough enough to ride with the kind of pain he did at times.

You've got to be fearless.
If you have any fear inside you anywhere, you've got to block it out.
Lane could do that."

                      Cody Lambert
                      Lane's "Forgotten" Other Good Friend.
                                             (Posted July 9, 1999)

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"It gives me a lot of second thoughts.
I know I'll continue to ride because that's what I do.
But when someone who's one of the best, if not the best ever,
has a perfect ride and gets off in good shape and then gets killed,
it makes you realize how dangerous it is.

There have been deaths before, but you don't think of it happening
to a world champion in the prime of his career."


    Cody Lambert
                          in an interview in the week
             after Lane's death.
                              (Posted July 16, 1999)

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  .
"So many people connected with Lane because he listened to them.
His gift was being able to bond with people
by sitting down and talking with them about everyday things.

Everybody small talks.
Lane wasn't really interested in that.
He wanted to talk about anything that meant something,
whether it was your hay crop or cattle prices.

The way Lane treated people really made an impression on me."
 
                                    Clint Branger.
                                                 Lane's Traveling Partner
                                      and Good Friend
                                                    ( Posted 7/23/99)

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"Not Lane!

I have been crying all day.
The last thing I wanted to come to was a young fella's funeral that had been killed by a bull.

Lane had just come back from breaking his jaw
and he said to me,

'Charles, between you and me we could write a book on injuries.'

We talked just a few days ago."

                                Charlie Sampson
                                                       1982 World Champion Bull Rider
                                                1996 ProRodeo Hall of Fame
                                                                   attending Lane's funeral on Aug 2, 1989.
                                       (Posted July 31, 1999)

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Lane's Family, in an interview
given the week after his death.

"We could never understand it,
we could never identify why he was attracted
to something when he couldn't even talk,
but Lane was interested in riding bulls since day one"

                                                   Robin-Lane's older sister

"That's all he ever wanted to be.
That was his wish from the time he was little.
It was him wanting to, we didn't force him.

We tried to discourage it even.
We'd rather he'd been a banker, a lawyer or something.
It was no big deal.
We didn't discourage him severely.
We were just hoping-well, it's a tough life."

                                     Clyde Frost-Lane's father.

"Then we told him if he wanted to rodeo,
we said rope calves or do something less dangerous.
But we knew there was no chance of that."

                                                                 Elsie Frost-Lane's mother.

"It wasn't long before we knew that he was going to ride bulls."
                                      
   Clyde Frost-Lane's father.
                                                                                    (posted August 6,1999)

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This quote is from Kellie, in an article
published one year after Lane's death.

"Sometimes I feel like tearing out my hair.
Everything was so....good.
It was the last thing from my mind,
that something like that would happen,
especially to someone as precious as he was.
It makes me mad, because I think
'He never did anything wrong'".

                               
 Kellie Frost           
                           (Posted 8-13-99)

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Here are some quotes from
Lane's neighbors, from Aug. 2, 1989,
the day of Lane's funeral.


"He was everybody's idol. He was a local hero.
Everybody loved him.
He loved to teach kids as much as he loved rodeo."

                                                       
   ~Bennie Welch

"He was really one of the most highly thought of persons around here.
They could call him if they ever had a problem with riding or anything else.
Wherever he was at, they were welcome
to call him,
and he would always take time for them.
Everybody is kind of down about his death.
He was the finest person you'd ever meet.
He didn't have any enemies."

                                                      
   ~Jim White
                                                          (Posted 8-21-99)

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"My dad was a saddle bronc rider and steer roper
and didn't ride bulls so Freckles was my teacher.
He was already retired when I started riding bulls, 
but I watched a lot of film on his rides and he gave me pointers.
He wasn't the most talented bull rider but he had a lot of "try" in him.

He never thought he was going to get bucked off until his head hit the ground.
He was that way when he had cancer
and I visited him in Houston.
He was working out with the exercise bar at his bed.
He always thought he was going to get better.
He was my idol, teacher and friend"

.
Lane Frost on the day of the first
"Bullmania A Tribute to Freckles Brown"
Feb. 3, 1989.

Lane was the contestants director for that inaugural event.
Only one year later the event would be renamed
"Bullmania A Tribute to Freckles Brown and Lane Frost.
                                                   (Posted 8/27/99)

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In an interview in April of 1988 Lane was asked if his close friendship
with Tuff Hedeman created problems when they competed.
Here is his reply.

"Not at all.
I prefer to travel with someone
who has the same goals I have.
It makes me more competitive.

Installing a positive attitude by a friend
who understands when things get tough
is important in all forms of life,
but it's really vital in an individual sport
like rodeo.
Long roads and strange towns

can become lonely places."
                                           Lane Frost           
                                     (Posted 9-3-99)

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"Lane told me in the middle of the year (1989) that this
was my year to win the Championship.
I thought he was being nice like everyone else."

        Tuff Hedeman
                                              after he won the World Championship
                                      in 1989 and dedicated it to Lane.
         (Posted 9/10/99)

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"If people remember one thing about Lane we want it to be
that he was a kind person and knew Jesus."

                                        Clyde and Elsie Frost
                                            at the Tribute Ceremony
                                                at Cheyenne Frontier Days
                           July 30, 1999.
                                       (Posted Sept 17,1999)

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"Lane was never a problem as a kid, because he always wanted to stay busy.
He loved to work.
He was never one to sit in front of a TV.
Lane went with Clyde quite a bit, no matter how early he left the house,
and was always trying to outdo him, whether it meant trying to shovel feed
to the cows faster or whatever.

Lane always worked his heart out."

                                              ~Lane's Mom, Elsie Frost~
                                   (Posted 9-25, 1999)

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"Lane Frost and Freckles Brown
made bull riding a sport
people wanted to see,
sponsors wanted to be a part of,
and television wanted to show
whether it was on the news or otherwise.

There have always been great bull riders
but when you look at those two,
they weren't just bull riders,
they were stars."

                                     Tuff Hedeman,
                                                                   remembering Lane and Freckles.
                                       (Posted 10-2-99)

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"Lane's smile was infectious.
He was like a grown-up little kid with his good manners.
His achievements, along with his personality and looks,
the way he died and where he died
make him legendary."
                                         
   
Steve Fleming-PRCA
                                 (Posted 10-9-99)

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"Lane was the kind of guy who people wanted to know and be close to.
We'd stop to fill up with gas, and you might look over and see him
changing some lady's tire or trying to get some guy's car started."
                           Tuff Hedeman
                                       (posted 10-16, 1999)

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Lane wanted to meet and talk to everybody.
When we all traveled together, we had to wait for him after every rodeo.

He'd be over there talking to kids, fans, old ladies, you name it,
and talking to them like he'd known them his whole life.

It was neat to see the way people fell in love with him.
He just had that charisma, that smile.
                                Ty Murray
                                                   (Posted 10-23-99)

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"I always wanted to win a World's Championship
and I told myself, well...
if I ever did...
that I could be a good World's Champion
and so now I got big plans to keep on going with it."
Lane Frost
                                  After winning the World in 1987.
         (Posted 10-30-99)

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"I like that rush, that blood pumping.
I like to be moving when I'm getting ready to ride.
Usually I start really moving when there's about one cowboy to go before me.
I get down in there, get ready, and I don't waste time.

Lane Frost was a perfect example to that action packed approach.
Lane was always moving.
Even when he had his wrap.
He'd nod and still be moving.
He didn't have any wasted energy. He used it all."
                               Terry Don West 1998
                                      (Posted 11-7-99)

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"Everyone did all they could to help, even the rodeo clowns had done their best
to keep the bull off him, but they just couldn't distract him.

One of the clowns came to Lane's funeral, while we heard later that the other one
went up into the mountains following the accident
and even considered quitting the business because he was so devastated by Lane's death.

I just wish we could have told him at the time that we didn't blame him.
Lane thought he was one of the greatest rodeo clowns around."
                                                Lane's Mom, Elsie Frost
                                                in an interview in 1994

                                             (Posted Nov. 15,1999)

Who were the rodeo clowns that day?
(Back in 1989 they were still known as rodeo clowns, not bull fighters.)

Click...Here...

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"Lane had such a strong presence about him. He was like an angel-he was special.
I could be cranky and having a terrible day, and just hearing his voice made me happy.

When he died, it made me realize just how precious and short life is,
and made me stop blaming other people for my problems.

I believe in God a lot more than I used to,
and all kinds of other things that have made me a better person.

Losing Lane made me realize that there's
no reason to dwell on the things that make us mad.

I know now just how good life is.
                         John Growney
                                      Owner of Red Rock.
                             (Posted 11-21-99)

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"I'd say there's a hundred different styles to riding bulls,
there's different ways of riding bulls, but I think there's 3 different things
that a guy has got to do to be able to ride a bull,
no matter what style you use, or who's style you use.

The number one thing I think a guy has got to do
is really stay up on your rope, no matter what you do
you've got to stay up on your rope."

                    Lane Frost
                                                 from the "Bull Talk" video.
                                 (Posted 11-27-99)

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"That title was for Lane.
I just wanted to finish what we had started out together.
This is what we wanted, and I feel real fortunate to get here.

If I can be just half the person that Lane was I feel real good.
He was a real good person, a real good friend."

                                       Tuff Hedeman
                                           after winning the
                                                          1989 World Championship
                                         (Posted 12-5-99)

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It is 12 years today that Lane achieved a goal he worked for all his life,
"World Champion Bull Rider"
Here are 2 of Lane's most famous quotes:

"I always wanted to win a World's Championship
and I told myself, well...
if I ever did...
that I could be a good World's Champion
and so now I got big plans to keep on going with it."
Lane Frost
                                  After winning the World in 1987.

"Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be.
But don't be afraid to be willing to pay the price."
                               Lane Frost
                                       (Posted 12-12-99)

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"Every situation is probably different.
It makes you sick like anyone else.
Ours was just over and you just had to deal with it.
No choices. No decisions.

If someone were to ask me about riding bulls
I would certainly discourage them, because of the "danger element".

But if they made up their mind that's what they want to do,
I would have to wish them the best and pray for them.

I figured Lane would have rather lived a short life and have done what he wanted to do,
rather than have lived a long life and not realized his dreams."
                             Elsie Frost
                                             in an interview after
                                                                bull rider Brent Thurman's death
                          in 1994.
                                        (Posted 12-19-99)

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"Freckles Brown always told Lane
that it was just as easy to make someone smile as make them frown.

Lane told me that too.
Coming from him, I took it to heart.

I admired him, and had so much respect for him that I believed him.
Just seeing how Lane handled things
taught me to treat people how I want to be treated.

He truly loved people, and when he left them,
he wanted them to be happy.
                                                           Tuff Hedeman
                                                                (Posted 12-27-99)

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"I don't think Lane knew I existed, but I dang sure knew he existed.
He'd been my hero since I started begging my mom to ride bulls.

Every positive trait you could think of in a bull rider he had.
                                  Mark Cain
                                                                     PRCA Bull Rider from Lane OK.
                                               (Posted 1-10-2000)

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A big part of winning is having lots of good luck.

And I think a good competitor makes his own luck.

That’s why he is a winner.
Luck to me is lots of determination.
Lots of hard work, Faith in myself, and in God.
                
  Lane Frost
                            (Posted 1-17-2000)

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"Lane would do anything for anybody.
He would watch your riding ability and tell you where you could improve.
A lot of guys are stuck on themselves, but Lane would help you anyway he could.
I don't know anybody who didn't like Lane"
                                                      Clint Ricords
                                                                         a bull rider at Cheyenne

                                                               (Posted 1-24-2000)

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"Lane would be one of the first to say that the PBR is one of the greatest things
that's ever happened to bull riding.
Not just because of the money.
It also created such a following, and that's the name of the game.

I think if Lane were here he'd be in the thick of things
and excited every time he went to one."
                                                    Elsie Frost
                                                                        in an interview in 1997.

                                                               (Posted 1-31-2000)

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"I called Lane in Sept. of 1988 and asked him if he would
serve as director of contestants for the first Bullmania.
He did what he usually did when someone asked for his help.
He said 'Sure.'
He went to work and pretty soon I had the 30 outstanding bull riders we needed."
                                                                    A. G. Meyers,
                                                                                   who helped put on the
                                                                                       first "Bullmania" in 1989.

                                                                            (Posted 2-7-2000)

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"My Dad was still competing in saddle bronc and bareback riding when I was about 3.
I don't remember it, but my Mom says
I would always fight to stay awake for the bull riding.
and if we'd leave before that, I would really throw a fit."
                                                  Lane Frost
                                                                (Posted 2-14-2000)

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"The movie "8 Seconds" isn't just for rodeo people.
Clyde and I think it will inspire kids not to give up."
                                                          Elsie Frost,
                                                                                        about the movie that premired
                                                                            6 years ago this week.
                                                                    (Posted 2-22-2000)

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"A tremendous rodeo talent, Oklahoman Lane Frost died in 1989
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. Let the auction begin."
                                                       E.K. Gaylord II, co-producer of
                                                                       "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys"
                                                                             in a speech before a benefit auction for the
                                                                         Crisis Fund, held in conjunction with the
                                                                           special premiere of the movie, 2-26-1991.
                                                                                          (Posted 2-28-2000)

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"Lane's death was hard.
It was my rookie year and it left a hollow feeling,"
In my eyes, he was immortal.
He was a champion above and beyond the arena.
In my mind, he was pretty much untouchable,
and that drove home that nobody's untouchable."
                                                                             Mark Cain
                                                                                           PBR Rider and ex-student of Lane's.
                                                                                          (Posted 3-7-2000)

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"My name is Elsie Frost and I'm the mother of
1987 World Champion Bull Rider Lane Frost.
They made a movie about his life, and
since that time it seems to have aroused a lot of questions in people's minds.
So I'd like to make this tape to answer some of those questions,
and tell you some of the things that the movie wasn't able to tell
in those two hours.

This will be some of the rest of the story of Lane Frost."
                                                                             Elsie Frost
                                                                                          (Posted 3-13-2000)

These are the beginning words in a new video Lane's family has just released!

In this video, Lane's Mom answers many of your questions about her son,
and also includes a tribute that features his last ride in Cheyenne.

Click...Here...for information on how to get a copy of this video.

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"I am eagerly awaiting the new film, "8 Seconds"
which should be in the movie theatres by the time you read this.
The film is based on the life of World Champion bull rider Lane Frost.
This alone makes the film worthy of attention,
as Lane Frost was one of the best liked rodeo cowboys
in the history of the sport, as well as one of the most talented."
                                                                                                       Gavin Ehringer
                                                                                                           Cowboy Magazine
                                                                                                 Spring 1994
                                                                                                                  (Posted 3-22-2000)

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"I hope people walk out of "8 Seconds" with Lane's zest for life
in their hearts. That's what I hope the movie conveys, don't let life slip by you,
because it could be gone in a second.
Like Lane, people should strive for the best in everything they do.
Lane was a great guy with a great heart.
He had a nervous energy, he couldn't sit still.
Fame was suddenly dropped on Lane,
sometimes I think it was a little hard for him to deal with it all. "
                                                                                  Kellie Frost
                                                                                                during the filming of
                                                                                                        "8 Seconds in April of 1993
                                                                                                                  (Posted 3-29-2000)
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.
"It's really a good feeling to be able to compete here this weekend
and help Walt with the rodeo because it is for such a worthy cause."
                                                    Lane Frost
                                                                                            after becoming the top qualifier for
                                                                                       "Walt Garrison All-Star Rodeo"
                                                                                          in April of 1989, which benefited
                                                                   Multiple Sclerosis.
                                                                                                                  (Posted 4-04-2000)

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.
"When I met Lane I was hateful, mean, and ornery as hell.
Lane laughed at me.
I'd cuss a gas station attendant for asking what I thought was a stupid question.
Lane would say, 'You mean little son of a gun, she's just doing her job!'
He did a lot for me.
That time I got to spend with him still rubs off on me today."
                                                    Clint Branger
                                                                                          who retired from the PBR last week.
                                                                          Best of luck and life, Clint!
                                                              (Posted 4-12-2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

.
"I wish every cowboy out there would be like Lane
and learn that every time you make a friend, you make a fan,
and if every cowboy would make 10 new friends a year,
they would create so many fans that we would have a fan base
that would never end."
                                                    John Growney
                                                                                 Stock contractor and
                                                                               owner of Red Rock
                                                                               (Posted 4-18-2000)

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"Those 5 years we traveled together I probably
saw more of Lane than I did my wife.
Not a day didn't go by we didn't talk about something"
                                                                         Tuff Hedeman
                                                                               (Posted 4-25-2000)

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"Only hours before 10,000 people had come to cheer for us.
The next night in Sisters, another grandstand packed with people will cheer for us.
But here, late at night in the middle of nowhere
all we really are are a dusty cowboy and a bull"
                                                                         Lane Frost
                          during the "Challenge of the Champions"
                                                                       with Red Rock.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"The last few years I set a goal of finishing in the top five.
Last year it was to be a world champion.

I always told myself if I could be a world champion,
I'd be a good one.
And that's what I've got big plans to do."
                                                                         Lane Frost
                                                                                                     1988 PRCA Media Guide

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Part of Lane's appeal was that he was such a good listener.
He wanted to know all about everyone he met.
That set Lane apart from the rest of us, because most of us didn't want to hear people
talk about themselves or their problems.
Lane did"
                                                                         Cody Lambert

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                                                                    

"We were in an airport in Utah and 
I overheard a woman talking to her child. 
I couldn't quite understand her, so I said,
"Did you call him Lane?"
She said "Yes, he's named after Lane Frost."
It kinda puts a lump in your throat-every time."
                                                                         Clyde and Elsie Frost

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                                                                        

"Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Lane Frost would certainly leave him smiling.

If it is true that a man's wealth is to be measured  by how much he was loved, 
then Lane Frost was a very wealthy man.

A champion in the arena, a champion in life."
                                                                         George Michael

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"In 1989 the death of Lane Frost, a young man whose friendly smile
was equaled only by his unparalleled grace on an enraged bull
made us realize that even the best of heroes can die in the arena
caught between the hard ground and the harder horns or hooves
of an animal that can not be tamed no matter 
how skilled the rider or how determined the effort."
                                                                         Robert Wilonsky
                                                                        Dallas Observer
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Most of my memories of Cheyenne are pleasant. 
But Frontier Park is also the scene of the worst day of my professional life.
It was the worst day I ever had.
The only consolation I could give is that the good Lord wanted Lane. "
                                                                         Quail Dobbs
                                                                                   Barrelman at Cheyenne Frontier Days

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane knew the bull that killed him. 
He had bucked him off about a month ago at San Angelo.
It's a bad deal. He was wanting to ride him.
And he got it done. "
                                                                       Jim Sharp
                                                                                              The day after Lane's death
                                                                                           at Cheyenne Frontier Days

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Lane's Family, in an interview
given the week after his death.

"We could never understand it,
we could never identify why he was attracted
to something when he couldn't even talk,
but Lane was interested in riding bulls since day one"

                                                   Robin-Lane's older sister

"That's all he ever wanted to be.
That was his wish from the time he was little.
It was him wanting to, we didn't force him.

We tried to discourage it even.
We'd rather he'd been a banker, a lawyer or something.
It was no big deal.
We didn't discourage him severely.
We were just hoping-well, it's a tough life."

                                     Clyde Frost-Lane's father.

"Then we told him if he wanted to rodeo, we said rope calves or
do something less dangerous.
But we knew there was no chance of that."

                                                                 Elsie Frost-Lane's mother.

"It wasn't long before we knew
that he was going to ride bulls."

                                      
   Clyde Frost-Lane's father.

                                                                                   (Re-Posted 7-30-2000)

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"It gives me a lot of second thoughts.
I know I'll continue to ride because that's what I do.
But when someone who's one of the best, if not the best ever,
has a perfect ride and gets off in good shape and then gets killed,
it makes you realize how dangerous it is.
There have been deaths before, but you don't think of it happening
to a world champion in the prime of his career."


    Cody Lambert
                          in an interview in the week
             after Lane's death.
                              (Posted July 16, 1999)

                                                                                   (Re-Posted 8-13-2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"We harassed Lane about everything. 
About being tight, about being pretty and having big ears.
Lane was a penny-pincher. I didn't care about money.
If there was a Motel 6 and I drove us to the Holiday Inn he was mad.
He did not want to get rid of that money."
                                        
Tuff Hedeman
                                                  (Posted Aug 28, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"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 to be somewhere 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 just had a magic to him.
He left everybody with a smile."


                                   Tuff Hedeman
                                                (Posted Sept 7, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I enjoy traveling and meeting people
I never get tired of it.
There are good people everywhere."

    Lane Frost
                        (Posted Sept 24, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I enjoy working with kids, and at the end of March
I put on my own bull riding and steer riding school.

Steer riding is for 13 years and younger and
bull riding is for 14 years and older."

           Lane Frost
                        (Posted Oct 4, 2000)

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"Many people that have come to know about Lane  do not realize he was never in the
Professional Bull Riders (PBR).
The PBR was formed in 1993.

Lane belonged to the 
"Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and competed in the 
"National Finals Rodeo" held in December.

Knowing Lane though, 
he would have been involved in the PBR somehow,  if he were still here today.


                  The Frost Family
                        (Posted Oct 12, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I worried more about Lane going down the road  traveling than at a rodeo.
We still go to rodeo anytime we can, and we have friends in the rodeo."


          Elsie Frost
                        (Posted Nov.1, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"The big winner in bull riding at the
1987 National Finals Rodeo was popular Lane Frost
of Quanah, TX. 
Lane started the finals in second place, behind Ted Nuce, but came out on top.
.Lane was the only first time champion at the 1987 NFR.
Said Lane, 'I set my mind on winning it this year.'"


                    Rodeo Arena Feb. 1988
                (Posted Nov.10, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I don't guess too many people can say that they  lived their lives to the fullest every day 
and did what they wanted until the last day they woke up. 
Lane was glorious when he was alive  and he is glorious now that he's gone.
He gave back to rodeo more than he got out of it.'"


                    Bobby Delvecchio
                          (Posted Nov.22, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I wrestled when I was younger and I can say that riding a bull is nothing like a wrestling match.
When you get on a bull there's no team to depend on and no excuses.
It's just you and the bull. "


                    Lane Frost
                                    (Posted Dec. 16, 2000)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Along with being a champion comes the glare of the media and constant attention. 
The tremendous amount of success Lane achieves in such a short time
could be quite overwhelming in some respects. "


                    Luke Perry
                                   (Posted Jan. 10, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"It'd be the thrill of anyone's bull riding career to ride Red Rock.
Like when Freckles Brown rode Tornado."


                    Lane Frost 
                                in interview before 
                                            1987 National Finals Rodeo
                                                        when it was announced Red Rock 
                                                    would be retired after the event.
                                   (Posted Jan. 21, 2001)

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"We would call him "The King" because he was like Elvis to us, 
and because of the way people acted around him.

He just laughed at us, he didn't think he was special."

                    Clint Branger
                                        Traveling Partner of Lane
                                  (Posted Feb 10, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Winning the World Championship once is like  making the Finals once. 
It doesn't automatically get you there again."


                    Lane Frost
                                  (Posted April 2, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane was a gentleman, and was in awe of all the people
that were in awe of him. He was so down to earth.

Lane was a great champion, and he wore the world's championship buckle
with a lot of dignity, a lot of pride."


                    Oklahoma Gov. Henry Bellmon in a letter read by
                           rodeo announcer Clem McSpadden at Lane's funeral.
                                  (Posted April 11, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"When I was a kid there were so many people that were good to me.
There were some that even brought steers to me to ride

I never had any money to pay them, but I always worked hard
and tried to be good to people."


                    Lane Frost
                                    (Posted April 21, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I met Lane at the High School Finals In 1980 held at Yakima, WA.
Lane won third, I didn't place. 
In 1981 at the High School Finals in Douglas, WY. 
Lane won first and I won second. 
And he used to beat me in junior rodeos all of the time."


                    Tuff Hedeman
                                    (Posted April 30, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"In 1987 I am setting higher goals for myself.
It's a lot easier to fall off a bull if you don't have a higher goal in mind.
I have extra incentive right now because I know that every ride now
could end up deciding who qualifies for the Finals,
and who wins the World Championship.
I didn't used to have to worry about that.
I was so broke I had to make the whistle
just to be able to eat and make it to the next rodeo."


                    Lane Frost
                                    (Posted May 15, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I rode calves in their stalls on our dairy farm in Utah
when I was young. 
Dad (Clyde Frost) helped me the most when I was starting out."


                    Lane Frost
                                    (Posted May 27, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane Frost had both the best qualities of a man and a cowboy.
His talent and courage earned him the title of 'World Champion Bull Rider',
and his character earned him friendship and admiration."


                    PRCA-1990
                                    (Posted July12, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Earlier that week of the "Cheyenne Frontier Days", right after Lane rode
his second bull sportscaster George Michael,
a frequent interviewer and friend of Lane, spoke with Lane,
in what sadly would become Lane's last interview.

George said to Lane,
"But you just had to give
the crowd a thrill with that dismount!"

(Lane had somersaulted over the tail of the bull at the end of his ride.)


And Lane replied, in words that would become
truer than anyone could imagine in only four days,

"Well, I don't always ride that good,
but I can usually get off pretty exciting
or do something afterwards."

                                      Lane Frost-July 1989
                                    (Posted July 25, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lane's Family, in an interview given the week after his death.

"We could never understand it,
we could never identify why he was attracted to something
when he couldn't even talk,
but Lane was interested in riding bulls since day one"

                                                   Robin-Lane's older sister

"That's all he ever wanted to be.
That was his wish from the time he was little.
It was him wanting to, we didn't force him.

We tried to discourage it even.
We'd rather he'd been a banker, a lawyer or something.
It was no big deal.
We didn't discourage him severely.
We were just hoping-well, it's a tough life."

                                     Clyde Frost-Lane's father.

"Then we told him if he wanted to rodeo,
we said rope calves or do something less dangerous.
But we knew there was no chance of that."

                                                                 Elsie Frost-Lane's mother.

"It wasn't long before we knew that he was going to ride bulls."
                                       
   Clyde Frost-Lane's father.
                                                                                    (Posted July 31, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lane Frost was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall Of Fame on Aug. 11, 1990.

George Michael, of "NBC Sports Machine" spoke about Lane before the
presentation. 

"I think this is the greatest honor of my life.
Why is it that one year and 12 days later, 
the loss of Lane Frost is still so strong?
I think it's because Lane Frost was what I wanted to be.
He was what every one of us wanted to be.

Lane dedicated his life to excellence early in life.
Complaining was not part of his life.
He said if he won a world championship
he was going to do something special with it.
And he did.
He was an uncommonly kind and gentle man.
He was a champion in the arena,
and a champion in life.

                                                                                          George Michael-8/11/1990
                                                                                    (Posted Aug 12, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane Frost was skinny and lean, but if he had any fear of bulls he didn't show it.
He remained skinny and lean as he matured, riding bulls professionally
with a 5-11 frame that distributed at the very most only 145 pounds.

Lane Frost was a brave young man and, with his courage,
he brought a class act to rodeo."

                                                                                          Willard H. Porter
                                                                                       in an August 1989 article called 
                                                                              "Fear wasn't Part of Frost"
                                                                     (Posted Aug 27, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"When I was 13 or so Dad and I had some real good battles
because he wouldn't let me ride anything bigger than steers.

I realize now you have to give your body a chance to get strong
before you give it the punishment a rodeo cowboy does.

I was 14, almost 15 when we moved to Oklahoma, 
near Dad's long-time friend Freckles Brown.

The first thing my Dad and I did after we moved to Oklahoma
 was build an arena and buy a few practice bulls.

Freckles and his wife, Edith, would come over for supper 
and we'd ride out a few bulls."

                                                                                          Lane Frost     
                                                                     (Posted Sept 7, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"The story of Lane Frost is a simple one.
He'd help in the chutes,
never said no to a fan,
never kicked at the earth or threw his hat in public after an unfair low score.
a good friend, a good husband"

                                                                     Kellie Frost~Cheyenne, 1993 Statue Dedication     
                                                                     (Posted Sept 27, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"When I was young and Dad was rodeoing I would spend most of the time
playing behind the bleachers.
But I always managed to get to the fence before they let the first bull out of the chute.
There was something in me that wanted to ride bulls before I was even old enough to realize it."

                                                                     Lane Frost-1984 Interview   
                                                                     (Posted Oct 7, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Through the ups and downs of the six years I knew this fine athlete,
I had the pleasure of observing an uncommonly gentle man 
in the violent world of bull riding.

But the greatest memory of all was doing his final interview
after he won the second round of bull riding here in Cheyenne
in July of 1989.
Never in his career had Lane frost laughed and smiled so much 
as he did in that final interview."

                                                                     George Michael~Cheyenne, 1993 Statue Dedication   
                                                                                                                     (Posted Oct 16, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

"As long as the money's good and I'm riding good 
I'll be riding.
I figure I've got eight or nine years left."

                                                                     Lane Frost in an April 1987 interview  
                                                                                                                     (Posted Nov. 6, 2001)

Regarding this quote, one can't help but wonder what Lane would think of
the money won this year in the PBR Finals alone.
Lane's Lifetime PRCA Earnings (1983-1989) totaled: $489,736.00

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"What amazes me is that people who didn't know Lane,
see the movie "8 Seconds" and say what a great guy he must have been.

But I don't think the movie even scratched the surface
about how great Lane's personality really was."

                                                                     Cody Lambert in a 1994 interview  
                                                                                                                     (Posted Nov. 19, 2001)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane also taught me a lot about riding bulls.
We talked about it all the time, and I watched him ride every chance I got.
To this day I watch the videotape he made, "Bull Talk", 
because I think he had a lot of good ideas about riding 
and I like to remind myself of them"

                                                                     Ty Murray, From his new book 
                                                                          "Roughstock, The Mud, The Blood, and The Beer"  
                                                                                                                     (Posted Nov. 30, 2001)

The video "Bull Talk" is still available from the Frost Family.
Click...Here...For More Information

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"You have bull riders that were born to be bull riders 
and you have some that learn how to do it.
Lane Frost was born to do it. 
He was a natural.
"

                                                                     Steve Fleming-PRCA"  
                                                                                                                     (Posted Jan. 21, 2002)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

  On  Feb 3, 1989, an event called "Bullmania-A Tribute To Freckles Brown"
was held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK.  

Back in 1989 there were few large "bull riding-only" events.
The event was a sell out.

Lane Frost was so proud to be the
"contestants director" for that inaugural event.  

Lane's Mom said Lane thought it was
"so neat they could have just bull riding and have that kind of response."

  She remembers Lane saying,
"Wouldn't Freckles have been proud
if he had been here to ride in this!
It's too bad they can't raise the roof and add more seating
because if this many turned out 
this year,
with weather like this, imagine how many will come next year."

It was very cold and snowy that year. 
Lane's dad had to stay home to take care of the cows and bulls. 
Unfortunately, the February 1989 Bullmania was the only one that Lane competed in,
As Lane was killed that July in Cheyenne.

The event's name was changed the next year to
"Bullnanza-A Tribute to Freckles Brown and Lane Frost"

                                                                                                            Elsie Frost 
                                                                                                                     (Posted Jan. 30, 2002)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 "We in Cheyenne are all deeply saddened at the loss of this fine young man.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Kellie, his family and friends
throughout the world.
Lane was not only one of the best young men at his job,
he was one of the finest of people and he will be missed by everyone.

                                   Jerry Jesson-
                                                                    Cheyenne Frontier Days Chairman
                                                                                   The day after Lane was killed in Cheyenne.

                                                                                                                     (Posted Feb 12, 2002)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"You just don't walk into a room of Jim Sharps, Ty Murrays, Clint Brangers, Cody Lamberts,
and Tuff Hedemans and say. 'Yeah, I'm going be a bull rider, and I'm going to start tomorrow.'
These guys know. They were there. They lived it. 
A lot of times during the filming I'd be pulling on the rope and Cody would stop me and say,
'Hold it. Lane wouldn't do it like that'
The cowboys welcomed me with open arms. They knew I was shooting for the right thing.
If you're fakin' or lying to them, these guys will shut you out."

                                   Luke Perry, who played Lane Frost in "8 Seconds"-
                                                                    In An Interview After it's Premiere in Feb, 1994.

                                                                                                                     (Posted March 5, 2002)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  "The amount of try you have determines if you really have the desire and courage
it takes to be a winning cowboy.
I'm thinking about winning. It never crosses my mind I might get hurt, I don't even think about that."

                                            Freckles Brown, 1962 World Bull Riding Champion
                                                       Clyde Frost's rodeoing partner, Lane's bull riding teacher
       Friend of the Frost Family.

                                              (Posted March 20, 2002)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 On April 13, 1993 the filming began on "8 Seconds" 
Here are some quotes on how Lane's family and friends viewed the finished film.

"I think it will inspire kids not to give up. That would please Lane. I'm really anxious to see how
people who knew nothing about rodeo or Lane will view it."  Elsie Frost

""Lane would be happy with what it is going to do for rodeo. Luke (Perry) playing Lane did
way more than he had to. He got to where he cared so much about Lane." Clyde Frost

"8 Seconds is definitely a family movie and isn't just for rodeo people.
I think a lot of people will be touched by the movie. Luke put his whole heart into it. 
He thought it was necessary to ride to really play the part, he went all out." Kellie Frost

"I think Luke hit Lane pretty close. There were some battles between us and the people
making the movie, we won a few and lost the rest." Tuff Hedeman

"The movie lets people know how much Lane means to us, and to other people.
It puts you through a great range of emotions. It gets you laughing and gets you crying.
Luke's a lot like Lane. His personality's a lot closer to Lane's than people would know. 
He really put a lot into the movie." Cody Lambert

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
.

"People expected me to be sad when Lane rode Red Rock. 
They felt I took something away from him. (Red Rock)
But if it hadn't been for the "Challenge of the Champions", Red Rock would have just faded away
So many great things came out of that deal.
Lane reached people. He had a million friends, real friends."
                                                                     John Growney-Owner of Red Rock
                                                                                                Posted- May 2, 2002
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"You can't find better people than rodeo people.
And God let us have one of the best"
                                                                     Elsie Frost-Lane's Mom
                                                                                                Posted- May 9, 2002

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane would listen to you, really listen to what you were saying.
And he was always positive.
When we were driving somewhere together, just me and him,
he'd always make me feel better"
                                                                     Tuff Hedeman
                                                                                                Posted- June 5, 2002

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane Frost made a two-way contribution to rodeo:

1) He was a nice guy, a classy cowboy, and 
2) He was a darn good bull rider.
He competed in a rough, tough, dangerous game...and he competed well.
He competed with skill and dignity and with a smile on his face.

                   Excerpt from a letter written by sports writer Willard Porter 
                                      to Lane's parents after his death.                                                              
   Posted- June 18, 2002

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane wanted to be a bull rider from the time he was a little child,
and of course, as parents, we tried to discourage that choice because of the risks involved."

                                                                   Lane's Mom, Elsie Frost.                                 
                                               Posted- July 2, 2002

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I can't stay with Lane Frost and Tuff Hedeman without having to turn out some of my broncs.
Bull riding is their priority, so they'll go to over 150 rodeos.
I figure if I enter 25 fewer rodeos than they do,
I'll be able to get on in both events at every rodeo."

                                                             Cody Lambert, May 1988 
                                         On why he stopped traveling full time 
                                                                       with Lane, Tuff & Jim Sharp.                                 
                                               Posted- July 11, 2002

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"My folks have some moving pictures of me in the calf pen when I was 5 years old
trying to sneak up on the calves while they were laying down so I could get on.
I didn't have a rope or anything.
I'd just get a hair hold and ride."

                                                               Lane Frost                                 
                                                               Posted- July 22, 2002

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  Lane's Family, in an interview given the week after his death.

"We could never understand it,
we could never identify why he was attracted
to something when he couldn't even talk,
but Lane was interested in riding bulls since day one"

                                                   Robin-Lane's older sister

"That's all he ever wanted to be.
That was his wish from the time he was little.
It was him wanting to, we didn't force him.

We tried to discourage it even.
We'd rather he'd been a banker, a lawyer or something.
It was no big deal.
We didn't discourage him severely.
We were just hoping-well, it's a tough life."

                                     Clyde Frost-Lane's father.

"Then we told him if he wanted to rodeo, we said rope calves or
do something less dangerous.
But we knew there was no chance of that."

                                                                 Elsie Frost-Lane's mother.

"It wasn't long before we knew
that he was going to ride bulls."

                                       
   Clyde Frost-Lane's father.
                       
                                                Posted- Aug 6, 2002  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

"When I was little I would sleep through all the rodeo events and wake up for the bull riding.
I would squall if they took me away before it was over.

I think bull riding was bred into me, like all this was supposed to be."

                                          Lane Frost~1988
                       
                                                Posted- Aug 25, 2002   

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Lane Frost wanted people to love rodeo as much as he did.
That's why no matter how tired or discouraged he was,
 his answer to any interview request or fan request was always the same, 
"Sure, I got time."

                                          Bryan Painter-Reporter
                       
                                                Posted- Sept 11, 2002 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I'm really happy with the way things have been going.
I've been kinda cold the last couple of months, 
but the main thing is that I haven't been crippled.
I'm just taking one rodeo at a time right now."

                                          Lane Frost-1986 Interview
                       
                                                Posted- Sept 25,  2002

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"I never knew Lane personally, but I'd heard a lot about him.
He was one of those individuals that never let success go to his head.
He was a champion in both skill and his treatment of his fellow man.
One night after I drove past Cheyenne Frontier Park, Frost's image wouldn't leave me.
I knew I had to create a monument that would capture his image and his spirit.
And the monument needed to be in Cheyenne, where he died doing what he loved. "

                                          Chris Navarro-Creator of the Memorial Statue at Cheyenne
                                                        in a 1993 Interview before the statue was finished.
                       
                                                Posted- Nov 8,  2002   

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 "Lane was ahead of his time,"  
"For his age, he was way further along in years
 than most competitors in that he realized the 
importance of promoting himself and rodeo."

                                          Kellie Frost Interview 1999
                       
                                                Posted- Dec 9,  2002    
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 "Lane's smile was infectious. He was like a grown up little kid with his good manners.
His achievements, along with his personality, 
the way he died, and where he died
make him legendary."

                                          Steve Fleming Interview 1999
                       
                                                Posted- Jan 9,  2003   
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           

 "In '8 Seconds' there were a lot of things I would've like to have seen done differently.
But in the end, God was able to use that movie to help others."
                                      Elsie Frost-2002
                       
                                                Posted- Feb 13,  2003 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      

 "Lane Frost "nominated" bull fighter Jimmy Anderson to play the stuntman for Scott Glenn
in the opening scene of "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys",
when Scott's character takes a horn in the back.
Lane was to have started stunt work on this movie after Cheyenne, but he never made it.
Years later it was also Jimmy Anderson who did the stunt work for Luke Perry in "8 Seconds"
in the scene when Lane is killed in the arena."

                                      Not a quote, but an interesting fact!
                       
                                                Posted- March 4, 2003    

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     

 "I wouldn't steer my kid into bull riding.
I'd much rather have my kid be a golfer.
All you have to do is hit a little white ball around.
You rarely have to take any stitches or broken bones."

                                      Lane Frost-1988 Interview
                       
                                                Posted- March 28, 2003 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 "Lane Frost was a very young, very happy man.
He loved to ride bulls, he loved rodeo and he loved people.
I told him his good performance at Cheyenne might break his recent string of bad luck.
He was fired up about a big win at Cheyenne."

                                      World Champion Calf Roper Roy Cooper
                                                   in interview after Lane was killed.

                       
                                                                          Posted- April 7, 2003         

More quotes will be posted as I find them.......

 

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