In the summer of 89, I was interviewed at a rodeo in Redding, California, along with a cowboy from Oklahoma and a bull called Red Rock. That would be one of his last interviews; He died on his next rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 30th. His name was Lane Frost.
Later, a film about his life and a rodeo career titled "8 seconds" was shot. In it, Luke Perry played a young athlete and even appeared in Red Rock.
News of the Accident in Shayen spread rapidly. I was ranked on a rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in order to ride "round 8", when all the rodee competitors went out to the audience before the start of the show. Someone said, "Lane is down to Cheyenne."
As we finished the routine of opening, we heard that Lane was dead. Lane Frost was a friend of many in the world of rodeo. In fact, his memory was held at a church in Oklahoma that held 1200, and nearly 3500 appeared to be forgiven. His parents chose his last resting place in Mt. The Olivet cemetery in Hughes, Oklahoma, right next to the place where his friend Freckles Brown lay years earlier.
The film "8 seconds" tried to fulfill his life, but did not touch how deep the friendship between Lane and Tuff Heedeman was. I was with Tuff shortly after Lane's death in another rodeo in Fort Madison, Iowa. He appeared, ready for a ride and a tour of the press. Tuff and I were on auction for the benefit of some charity organization. We both had to play with someone who gave us the offer.
On that fateful day in Cheyenne, after many precipitation, Lane mounted a bull called Takin. Care of Business. & # 39; Cowboys had their name for it. They labeled the animal "Bad on the bone". Lane pulled out and managed to score 85 points and approaching $ 10,000 in the prize pool. After driving, Lane shivered. Then the bull turned and hit him. His horn broke the ribs, cut the blood vessel, and pierced his heart.
He died in the arena despite the fact that doctors unsuccessfully tried to revive it for hours at the hospital. Tuff was finally allowed to see her recently faded friend after what "seemed like forever" in the waiting room. Three days later, he served as one of his carriers.
Today in the Cheyenne Arena there is a statue of a young bulldozer where he lost his life by doing what he loved. The burial ground in which the burial site has permanent visitors. Many in the world of rodeo and wider were affected by the death of this young man.
Dozens, maybe hundreds, marked him by calling their sons after this junior hero. The website publishes pictures of many of the same cowards called "Lane Frost, Remembrances of 50 years, 25 have disappeared but are not forgotten."
Lane Clyde Frost was an American professional bull rider and a member of the PRCA-Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association.