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Mike McCrimmon – the Man Who Captured Bull Riding History

A Wrangler Network special video presentation.

The highly respected videographer for the Wyoming Office of Tourism talks about being in the Cheyenne Rodeo arena on July 30, 1989.

As a 26-year old journeyman working for a local TV station, Mike McCrimmon was assigned to cover the Cheyenne Rodeo on that gloomy fateful day. As incredible as it sounds, by the time the rodeo got to the last ride of the day – Lane Frost, McCrimmon had the only camera rolling. The others had stowed their gear or depleted their camera batteries. McCrimmon captured the only video of Lane’s tragic last ride.

When you watch Lane’s final ride, you now know there was another young man who by destiny was in the arena to capture it.

See more daily updates during Lane Frost 25 Years in 25 Days

Twenty-five years ago, Lane Frost died in a bull riding accident during Cheyenne Frontier Days. His life – and death – changed rodeo forever. The Wrangler Network presents a special tribute to Lane Frost “25 years in 25 days” to mark rodeo’s loss of one its most iconic figures. Check each day through July 30 for stories, photos and videos.