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,
It was the first time the Frosts were back in Cheyenne since Lane's
sure you hear this all the time but I did know
Lane Frost. My family is from Okalahoma and the
first time I met him was a high school rodeo. Not long after
that my father was transferred and we
moved to California (big culture shock).
Anyway I still followed the H.S. rodeo
circuit even though
I was not riding anymore (no place to keep
the horse). Not long after I became an
adult I moved to
Flagstaff AZ. where I happened to run into
Lane, Tuff, Cody L., Cody C. and many others at a rodeo.
I went up and re-introduced myself to them
and Lane acted as if we had never lost
contact and we
were the best of friends.
I love your website and I am wanting to add
this to it. It is a letter I started writing to Lane not long
after his death and I finished it a few years later I would
like it if you include it and pass a copy of it
on to Clyde and Elsie, I think they would appreciate it.
You, TC Swope
were so many times I wanted to write this letter, but I feel itís now
But even though you are not with us in body you are in spirit and
thereís things that just canít wait.
You were always the one that
brought us together, that is just people in general.
We watch and cheered as you rode the bulls hoping for a real
great score and whether you
made the 8 seconds or got bucked off you were the model of the rodeo
cowboy a true gentleman
in everyway. You know when
two of your buddies disagreed you were always the one to keep
the peace. Maybe you
donít know it, but small children and adults alike always looked up to
You were the one that everyone wanted to be, and even after all this
time every bull rider I know
always talks about Lane Frost the World Champion and the person that he
From the day you were born your destiny was already planned but
you were taken away much to soon.
In the short time you were here you touched many lives, starting when
you were young and
never ending even after youíve gone.
There is not one day that goes by that I donít think about you,
whether it is by watching a rodeo or hearing a familiar song.
You know it sure is funny every-time
I walk into a rodeo arena I see you there.
Sometimes itís hard to believe that you are really gone.
I know what happened in Cheyenne was real, but I keep thinking
Iím dreaming a real bad dream
and one day I will wake up and somehow you will be there. There in the Rodeo of life bucking out
another Red Rock or being one of the few to conquer Bodacious.
But I know that will never happen so I must live the memory of
So in the closing of this letter I just want to say, that as long as
there is a breath in me
I will never let them forget you or your name because you are a true
and Rodeo was your game.
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