Lane Frost was a professional bull rider who achieved fame and success in the sport, but tragically died in 1989 at the age of 25. His death shocked the rodeo world and left a lasting impression on those who knew him. This article will explore the circumstances of his death and the legacy he left behind.
Lane Frost’s Tragic Death
On July 30, 1989, Lane Frost was competing in the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He had been riding bulls for more than 10 years and was considered one of the best in the world. During the event, he was riding a bull named Takin’ Care of Business, but the bull threw him off. As he was getting up, the bull gored him in the chest and he died on the spot.
The bull’s horn had pierced Lane’s heart and lungs, and he was unable to be saved. His death was a tragedy for the rodeo world and those who knew him.
The Legacy of Lane Frost
Lane Frost had been a professional bull rider for more than 10 years and had won numerous awards and championships. He was known for his courage and skill in the sport, and was a role model for many aspiring bull riders.
Following his death, Lane Frost was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1990. His life and death have been immortalized in the 1994 movie 8 Seconds, which tells the story of his life and career.
In addition, the Lane Frost Challenge was established in his memory. The challenge is a bull riding competition that honors Lane’s legacy and is held annually in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Lane Frost’s death was a tragedy for the rodeo world and those who knew him. He was a champion bull rider who achieved great success in the sport, and his legacy lives on through the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, the movie 8 Seconds, and the Lane Frost Challenge. His courage and skill will never be forgotten.