* Frost is a second cousin to Lane Frost who won the PRCA world bull riding title in 1987 and was killed at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming in 1989 by a bull he had ridden in the finals for prize money.
July 30, 1989
First-time WNFR qualifier Josh Frost has dreamed of competing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo all of his life. The past five years, he has watched older brother Joe compete in the bull riding at rodeo’s championships – now it’s his turn.
He won the coveted World Champion Bull Rider title in 1987. “He couldn’t have done any better at what he done; he won the world and that’s what he said from the time was little, ‘I’m the world’s champion,’” his dad Clyde said. Those who knew him say Lane had a way with people, especially his fans.
8 Legendary Heroes of the Rodeo Larry Mahan. Larry Mahan started on the rodeo circuit at the age of 14. Chris LeDoux. Casey Tibbs. Jim Shoulders . Tad Lucas. Ty Murray . Tuff Hedeman . Lane Frost.
ProRodeo.com Gay set the rodeo’s bull riding record with a 97- point ride on RSC’s Oscar in 1977. That score remains the third-highest scored ride in ProRodeo history. The top scored PRCA ride was 100 points – a perfect score – made by Wade Leslie on Growney’s Wolfman in Central Point , Ore., in 1991.
But in 1989, Frost was killed by a bull that he had just ridden for prize money on the final day of the Cheyenne rodeo, the sport’s equivalent of a Wimbledon stage. After Frost’s death, Kellie Macy went through a grieving process and said she relied on her faith to pull her through.
The Randlett bull rider was seriously injured Feb. 4 during the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, was talking to friends and family at his fundraiser on Thursday night at Wendy’s. The injury occurred after Frost scored an 89.5-point ride when the bull stepped right on his stomach.
At the PBR, the rankest bulls earn $1,000 dollars per out plus bonuses, usually for less than eight seconds of bucking. The Bucking Bull of the Year wins $50,000 and a trailer.
Legendary bull rider Lane Frost died after a tragic accident in the rodeo arena. Frost had just completed an 85-point ride on the bull Takin’ Care Of Business . When he landed in the dirt, the bull’s horn struck Frost in the back, breaking several ribs and severing an artery.