Frost Set to Shine on Rodeo’s Largest Stage

"Everyday, shoot to be better than yesterday. When I show up in at the Thomas & Mack on December 1st, I will be prepared to ride at a level I have never ridden before, simply because of the time I've put into it," are the words Joe Frost has shared with fans just weeks before the 2016 National Finals Rodeo via Facebook.

3-time NFR qualifier, college graduate, and number two ranked bull rider in the PRCA, Joe Frost, enters rodeo’s premier event $55,495.48 money behind leader, Sage Kimzey. While that number is daunting at first glance, out of the fourteen other bull riders on the roster, odds are if anyone is going to unseat the reigning World Champion Sage Kimzey, Frost perhaps has the best shot.

Frost left Las Vegas in 2015 with $93,981 earned on five bulls and tied for fourth in the NFR average standings. After the ten day rodeo bonanza’s monies were counted, he finished sixth in the World Standings with a total of $177,793. Frost has stated publicly he would like to increase his statistics of covered bulls this year and that 2015 was not good enough for the high standards he sets for his own career.

During the 2015 edition of the NFR Frost won Rounds 4 and 8 and placed in one other round. In his first trip to the NFR in 2014 he rode six bulls including round wins in the first and fifth and finished a strong second behind Kimzey which jumped him from 11th to second and finished with $174,378.

Joe’s 2016 road to Las Vegas included twelve event title wins on the rodeo trail including one all-around cowboy buckle and one Xtreme Bull competition. Frost banked $116,494 while traveling the country which is an impressive amount given the fact that he missed three months after being stepped on in Houston, an injury that resulted in a blood clot.

Returning to the rodeo trail with the Frost trademark of extreme focus and goal setting, his season was no different than the previous two where he either entered or left the Super Bowl of rodeo close to the top of the World.

While concentrating on his prorodeo career in 2016, in 2015 Joe Frost was on the Road to Cheyenne winning the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport Tuff Hedeman CBR in Bossier City, Louisiana. Frost qualified for the 2015 CBR World Finals at Cheyenne Frontier Days where he rode five of five bulls to finish fourth in the average and number 16 in the final World Standings.

Frost is a former College National Finals Rodeo Champion representing Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla.

Joe is following one of his mentors, Denny Flynn’s advice and preparing by simulation, which includes two or three practice bulls daily.

Joe’s family and fiancé will be joining him in Las Vegas as he competes for the third time at the Thomas and Mack arena.