Frost clinches title at Tuff challenge

Joe Frost

FORT WORTH — Joe Frost, a cousin of the legendary late world champion bull rider Lane Frost, clinched the title at the 25th Tuff Hedeman Championship Challenge on Saturday night at Cowtown Coliseum.

When the title was at stake in the four-man final round, Frost, a Utah cowboy, turned in a lofty score of 91 aboard a bull named Cowbanger, which is owned by Championship Pro Rodeo Co.

Frost, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, earned the $9,125 prize.

“It felt great to win this because I had been home for two weeks and my riding had not been going well before that,” Frost said. “So, I’ve been prepared for this one and it was great to come and do what I had been planning on doing.”

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Frost is a second cousin to Lane Frost, who won the PRCA world bull riding title in 1987 and was killed at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming in 1989 by a bull he had ridden for prize money. Joe Frost said he’s watched many Lane Frost rides.

“I do things a little bit different,” Joe Frost said. “But I do watch a lot of videos of him. He had a really good riding style and rode a lot of bulls, and that’s why I’ve wanted to emulate a lot of stuff that he did.”

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