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Sports 12 Rewind Legends: Lane Frost

Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 10:55 PM CDT
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(KXII) - Former Atoka Wampus Cat standout Lane Frost could ride a bull like nobody else.

Frost was the National High School Bull Riding champion while at Atoka back in 1981. He also won the Bull Riding championship in the first ever Youth National Finals Rodeo in Fort Worth.

After turning pro out of high school, Frost became the best in the world. He won the PRCA World Championship in 1987 and was the only rider to score qualified rides on the famed bull “Red Rock”. There were 309 riders that tried to ride Red Rock, none succeeded, until Frost. He successfully rode the bull on four out of seven attempts.

Frost tragically died in a bull riding accident at the age of 25. His legacy lives on, even in the movies. The 1994 film 8 seconds was based on Lane Frost’s life. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1990.

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