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Lane Frost - Early Years

riding bull rodeo calves

Bull riding was in Frost's blood. His father, Clyde, was a bull rider, and was, in fact, away on the rodeo circuit when Frost was born. Frost's mother, Elsie, recalls that even as a baby, Frost was fascinated by bull riding. As the story is told on the Lane Frost home page, starting when Frost was about five months old he would wake up just as the bull riding competition, always the last event of a rodeo, was beginning. If the Frosts tried to leave early to beat the crowds, Frost would start to fuss, but as soon as they sat down and let him watch the bull riding he would be happy.

The Frosts owned a dairy farm in Utah, and it was here that Lane got his first riding experience, on the family's calves. At the age of ten he competed in his first rodeo, placing first in the bareback riding competition on a Shetland pony, second in calf roping, and third in calf riding. At the age of fifteen, Frost graduated to riding bulls instead of calves, and he started taking lessons from the famous bull rider Freckles Brown. In a very short period of time, Frost had become a major figure on the rodeo circuit in Oklahoma, where his family had moved when he was fourteen. He was the bull riding champion of the Oklahoma Youth Rodeo Association from his sophomore year in high school, 1980, until he graduated in 1982. By his senior year he was also the bull riding champion of the American Junior Rodeo Association.

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about 8 years ago

Lane was the one who inspired me to start bull riding He was a champion in the arena and in LIFE he is a inspiration to all bull riders and a true HERO

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over 3 years ago

lane was the person that made me start riding bulls. i am 14 and rodeoing is in my blood. everyone misses u lane. your a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!

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almost 8 years ago

when i was born in 1995 my dad and mom always told me storys of lane frost and bull riding and then i had gotten the movite 8 seconds and since watching that i always wanted to bull ride now i am im 15 years old and rodeoing

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over 9 years ago

Lanes dad rode bronc and bareback. He did not cheat on kelly nor did she on him. He did lose her shortly because of the time away but he worked very hard to get her back. Lane is and will always be one of my greatest heroes of all time.

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almost 10 years ago

It was just this last year that I got into bull riding and heard the "Lane Frost Story". I came across the movie 8 Seconds and there's not one single time i've watched it that I haven't cried. He is such an inspiration to his fans...I cannot even begin to imagine how pround his family is of him. He put God first, like evryone should...and to me...that's the one of the greatest things about him. We miss you Lane!

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about 10 years ago

Lane is my #1 hero he was a christian and cowboy he always supported others even when they hated his gut

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almost 11 years ago

Lane Frost was a true champion

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over 7 years ago

i am 15 ana lane frost fan i have all ways been his fan an will all ways. he will be my hero also an im slowly becoming a bull rider my self

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over 3 years ago

lane was the person that made me start riding bulls. i am 14 and rodeoing is in my blood. everyone misses u lane. your a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!

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over 10 years ago

Lanes dad was a bronc rider not a bull rider.

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over 7 years ago

lanes father did not ride bull's her rode saddle bronc and bare backs geez ppl get ur stuff straight

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over 8 years ago

lanes dad was a bronc rider case he said he was scared of the bulls

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about 9 years ago

Lanes dad was a bronc rider not bull rider.

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about 9 years ago

Lane frost is a good guy for everybody who knew him i envy you for all time.

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over 9 years ago

lane was a great guy and a GREAT bull rider. to all the cowboys COWBOY UP

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over 9 years ago

We have a 2 year old whom we named Lane after Lane frost. He watches the movie "8 seconds" daily. I wish I could find a video about Lane Frost's REAL life. 8 seconds doesn't depict the true christian he was. Our son lOVES the bullriding but I would also like for him to get some life lessons out of it.

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over 10 years ago

i have to say that lane frost, is my all time hero!! not because he was famous and he was a tough bull rider. It is because he inspired me to do what i want to do.. like he says, "dont be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. but dont be afraid to be willing to pay the price"

thos words inspire me each and everyday!! thats why i dedicated my grade 12 art semester’s work to him and the country !! he has influenced me in so many ways.. thanks to him i wont be afraid to do what i want to, if i want it , i will do it no matter what the price is.

i have never met the man, but I own his movie, did the research.. and he is truly a great champion, man, son, brother, husband…Hero!! I just want to say thank you, Cowboy!!



RIP- a true Champion, Lane Frost





(EVERY SECOND COUNTS, DREAM BIG!!)



Carissa Cabral

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over 7 years ago

I have always used Lane Frost as my suport for me wanting to ride a bull. Almost everyone in my family my brother, cousins, and friends have or rides bulls. My brother always tells me that I should fallow my dreams and yes I am a girl that why people tell me that girls shouldnt ride bulls bc its a mans sport. I am a barrel racer and love to go to rodeo's.

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almost 8 years ago

I thought Clyde was a bronc rider not a bull rider.

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about 9 years ago

Clyde was a BRONC RIDER! he said he didnt care for bulls.

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almost 11 years ago

Lane is my hero i saw him die and everyone in the crowd was laughing those people should be disgusted in themselves. And people were throwing rocks at him!! cmon that was plain rude!!

who agrees?

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about 10 years ago

lane frost is the 1 who made me become a bull rider i started wen i was 3 years old. wen i was three years old my dad satme on a bull. im am only 12 now and i think lane is a good hero!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is still my hero and will be till i die.

your bull rider,

storm hay

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almost 11 years ago

clyde was a champion bronc rider

lane will always be the best he is who inspiered me to ride

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about 11 years ago

lanes dad was not a bull rider he was a bronc rider

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7 months ago

Lane Frost is such an idol to me and other people. Especially as a young bull rider his bravery has inspired me as a girl to do bull riding. He taught me not be scared to go after what I want to do and what I want to be, but not be afraid of the consequence of it, the price I may need to take, or what the turn out may be. His quotes are the quotes I live by. Everyday, every time I ride bulls, and every time I run a speed event i make sure the seconds count and that I don't count the seconds.

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over 3 years ago

lane was the person that made me start riding bulls. i am 14 and rodeoing is in my blood. everyone misses u lane. your a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!