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Lane Frost

Lane Frost was an American athlete and world champion rodeo bull rider whose life story was portrayed in the 1994 Luke Perry film, 8 Seconds. Lane was the 1987 PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association) Bull Riding Champion of the World, and also the 1985 "Super Bull" Champion, a.k.a. the George Paul Memorial Bull Riding Competition.

He holds the distinction of being the only bull rider in history to successfully ride Red Rock. In over 300 attempts, no one had ever ridden the 1987 Bucking Bull of the Year. But in 1988, in a series of events dubbed the "Challenge of the Champions," Lane managed to ride the legendary bull in four out of seven attempts.

In 1989, on the final day of the 93rd annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Lane Frost was killed by a rodeo bull after successfully completing his 8 second ride.

His wife, Kellie, was a former Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) barrel racer. Following his death, she worked as a stunt coordinator and rodeo/riding consultant in film, and later remarried.

Lane Frost was posthumously inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1990.

Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: Lane Clyde Frost

Date and place of birth: October 12, 1963, at La Junta Hospital, La Junta, Colorado, U.S.A. *

Date, time, place and cause of death: July 30, 1989, at 3:59 p.m., at Memorial Hospital, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. (Injuries sustained in an attack by a rodeo bull)

Wife: Kellie Kyle (m. January 5, 1985 - July 30, 1989) (his death)
Wedding took place at the United Methodist Church in Quanah, Texas, U.S.A.

Siblings: Cody Warren Frost (younger brother)
Robin Frost (older sister)

Father: Clyde Filmore Frost
Mother: Elsie (Rose) Frost

Burial site: Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Hugo, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Error corrections or clarifications

* Lane Frost was not born in "Kim, Colorado" or "Lapoint, Utah" as some sources erroneously report. Lane's parents have confirmed that he was born in La Junta, Colorado. Note that a few of his obituaries also inaccurately report either Kim, Colorado, or Lapoint, Utah, as his birthplace.

Note: Some sources mistakenly report "Red Rock" was the bull that killed Lane Frost. In actuality, "Taking Care of Business" (or more precisely, "Takin' Care of Business") was the name of the bull that killed Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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