Lane Clyde Frost was an American professional rodeo cowboy who competed in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He was best at riding bulls (PRCA). He rode bulls and won the PRCA World Championship in 1987. In 1990, he was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
He was the only rider to qualify on both the PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year in 1987 and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull Red Rock in 1990. He was badly hurt when the bull Takin’ Care of Business hit him after the ride at the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. He died at a local hospital.
Read the full article to know the age of Lane Frost at the time of his death.
How Old Was Lane Frost When He Died?
At the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 30, 1989, Frost got off a Brahma bull named Takin’ Care of Business after a successful 85-point ride. He fell into the mud. At the time of his death, he was 25 years old.
When the bull turned around, its horn hit him in the back, breaking a few of his ribs. At first, he stood up and waved at Tuff Hedeman for help. As he took a few steps, he tripped and fell to the ground. His broken ribs pierced his heart and lungs. He was taken to Memorial Hospital, where his death was confirmed.
What Went Wrong with Lane Frost?
Lane Frost has been in a lot of PRCA riding competitions, and in 1987, he won a championship. On July 30, 1989, he was in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
He finished his ride with 85 points on a bull named “Takin’ Care of Business.” When he got off the bull, he fell into the mud. But something terrible happened there. The bull turned around and hit Lane in the back with his horn.
Many of his ribs were broken. He got to his feet and walked a few steps. But he fell down and broke his ribs, which hurt his heart and lungs. He was dead in a short time.
His funeral was held in Atoka, Oklahoma, at the First Baptist Church. He was buried in Hugo, Oklahoma, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, next to his friend Freckles Brown.
Take a Look at Lane Frost Early Career!
Around the age of 5 or 6, Frost began riding dairy calves. At the “Little Buckaroos” Rodeos in Uintah Basin, where he was 10 years old, he won his first rodeo awards: first in bareback, second in calf roping, and third in the “bull riding” event.
After graduating from high school in 1982, Frost joined the PRCA and started rodeoing full-time. At age 24, he won the PRCA World Championship Bull Rider title in 1987. The same year, Growney Bros. Rodeo Company’s bull Red Rock was chosen as the Bucking Bull of the Year.
No one had ever ridden him in 309 tries, but at the Challenge of the Champions in 1988, Frost rode him in seven exhibition matches and won four of them. He then took part in the Rodeo ’88 Challenge Cup, which was held in Calgary as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the 1988 Winter Olympics.