Cowboys Heading to Vernal for the Lane Frost Challenge

The Lane Frost Challenge thrills bull riders and their fans every year as cowboys compete to carry on the legacy of Lane Frost. Lane Frost is known the world over for the movie 8 Seconds which tells his story as a cowboy raised in the Basin who became a bull riding legend that met a tragic end. Lane grew up on a Lapoint farm where he started riding dairy calves at the age of 5. When he was 10-years-old, in 1974, he won his first awards at the “Little Buckaroos” rodeos held around the Uintah Basin. He attended Vernal Junior High School where he excelled in another Basin tradition, wrestling. He weighed 75 pounds but only lost 4 times, winning 45 matches. The Frost family moved to Oklahoma during Lane’s high school years but Frost competed in the Vernal area during his professional career. Lane became the 1987 World Champion in bull riding. He died after a successful ride when the bull he had been on turned on him. The 2017 Lane Frost Challenge will be held this weekend at the Western Park, January 20th and 21st. 

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