#14 Josh Frost
If Josh Frost’s schedule would have allowed him to compete in more events on the 2017 Road to Cheyenne, the top ten CBR World standings roster might have two bull riders named Frost.
The twenty year old from Randlett, Utah who hails from one of the most famous families in rodeo, qualifies for his first CBR World Finals in the #14 position. Although he only was able to compete in four CBR tour events, what is impressive is his consistency for a rookie. Frost finished in the final four man Shoot Out round in three of those four events with a sixty percent ride average in CBR competition.
When asked to describe his riding style, Frost said “my rides aren’t always the prettiest, but I get them rode.
The 2013 Utah High School Rodeo Finals bull riding Champion who also is a tie down roper, finished inside the top twenty of the 2016 PRCA All Around standings. He technically turned professional in 2013 earning $11,065 on his pro rodeo permit.
Frost is a member of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University rodeo team where he has qualified for the College National Finals Rodeos three consecutive years (2015-2016) and is on scholarship studying agriculture education.
Fans first saw the younger Frost’s name on a CBR roster in Mercedes, Texas when he made his first appearance at a CBR tour event. He rode 2 of 3 for 156.5 and a fourth place finish at his debut on the Road to Cheyenne.
With his hectic College and rodeo schedule it was late January and in Hobbs, New Mexico before we saw the 5’9 155 pound cowboy again. He rode in round one for 83 points but in one of the most competitive first rounds of the season where 17 riders covered their bulls, that score was not enough to get him back to the twelve-man semifinal round of action.
Seven days later he was two for three in Rio Rancho with 166.5 on two and a third place finish. He would miss the February events due to his college schedule, but returned to CBR action in Salina in late march where he finished third with 177 on two. Frost’s highest score of the season was 89.5 in Rio Rancho on 25T Wicked Ways.
Although the younger brother of three time WNFR qualifier has yet to ride three at a CBR event he is riding sixty percent of the bulls he attempts on the CBR field of action.
“There’s no other thing in the world I would rather be doing. From the time I could walk this is what I have wanted to do. Nothing makes me happier than doing what I have always wanted to do.”
Josh is a third generation PRCA competitor, his grandfather Joe Frost and his Dad Shane Frost were PRCA members. Josh’s great uncle Clyde Frost competed at the first NFR in 1959 in bareback riding returned multiple times in both bareback and saddle bronc riding. Josh’s second cousin is the late Lane Frost, a five time NFR qualifier and world Champion bull rider featured in the movie 8 Seconds.
Harris Bucking Bulls
2016 CBR World Champion Bull Team Challenge Champion owner and manager Jeff Harris qualifies his fourth bull team for the CBR World Finals in the number 14 position.
With $100,000 check, a custom Bloomer stock trailer, Hyo Silver Trophy Buckle, Full quill exotic Had-made boots by Fenogolio, a felt from American Hat and a Juan Munoz Andrade Custom Saddle up for grabs at the end of the season, Harris had winning on his mind when he cracked the team named Harris Bucking Bulls out early in the year.
Harris, from Palestine, Texas, began the year with this team in Huron, South Dakota. Finishing second with 282.66 points and just .6615 behind the first place winner. But second place was just fine with Harris because he knew he had a good start and a good team in place for the start of the 2017 season.
Bucking 911 Hy Test, 231 Big Baby and 15 Herbie, the Harris team only saw one bull coveredin Huron, but that one ride launched the CBR career of rookie sensation Boudreaux Campbell who was 91 points on 231 in the semifinal round.
This team’s second out was in Fort Worth where Harris mixed it up a little. He kept Big Baby as his anchor which produced an 87.5 score with Denton Fugate. He bucked 27 El Toro and 277 Dirty Little Secret alongside 231 with Joe Frost covering 277 for 88 points.
With qualifying on the line, Del Rio was the team’s final out. Placing fifth and gathering enough points to put this team in the top 24 list of qualifiers, Harris used the best outs and bucked 231 Big Baby, 277 Dirty Little Secret, and 911 for 278.47 points. Only 277 was covered and he was ridden by Trey Benton who would go on to win the event.
The CBR World Finals in Cheyenne is a family tradition for the Harris family and with six teams qualified and headed that North and West, there is no doubt the entire family will be on hand taking care of the bulls and what they are famoous for – each other.
Courtesy of CBR