News and Notes from the Rodeo Trail, March 28

by | Mar 28, 2016

Joe Frost, a two-time WNFR bull rider and the 2014 Linderman Award winner, has a blood clot on the inside of his right thigh as a result of being stepped on by a bull. The 23-year-old is treating the clot with blood thinners, and will be out of competition for at least three months – including next month’s RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo – with the possibility of missing even more time. Frost is scheduled to see a specialist in Salt Lake City June 24, and hopes to be back soon after. He’s trying to remain upbeat about his injury. “It’s frustrating, but the last two years, when I’ve had the most success in my career, I’ve had to deal with an injury at some point,” Frost said. “Whether it was two weeks with my shoulder, or being out six weeks because I got my knee scoped. The way I look at it, I guess it will make a better story if I have something to overcome, and if I had to pick a time of the year to sit out for three months, this would be it.” Frost is second in the world standings, trailing Sage Kimzey by less than $2,000.

Cotton Rosser, owner of Flying U Rodeo Company and a ProRodeo Hall of Famer, was inducted into the American Paint Horse Association Hall of Fame March 1 during a ceremony in Marysville, Calif. The APHA Hall of Fame, created in 2012, honors those who have contributed to the success of Paint horses. Rosser and Flying U Rodeo have bred more than 200 registered Paint horses, and Rosser often rides Paint horses at rodeos.

The Cotton Blossom Roundup in Nashville, Ga., hosted an Exceptional Rodeo March 24 to kick off the weekend. A total of 102 children attended the event, which included supervised horseback rides.

The Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame hosted the sixth annual Battle of the Bars competition in the Let’er Buck Room on March 4. The Battle of the Bars is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame. “We owe a huge thank you to all of the bars that participated, as well as the community that came out to support this great cause,” said Cydney Curtis, publicity director and Battle of the Bars chairman. “The community really stands behind this event, which is wonderful to see.” Seven local bars competed for the Best of West title and plaque. The winning bar was Crabby’s Underground Saloon with their “Sweet Pendleton Peach Tea.” The winning drink was a combination of Pendleton Whisky, peach schnapps, sweet tea, frozen peaches and mint leaves.

Actually, I had no ambition of being a rodeo announcer. But a friend of mine that did announce some of the smaller rodeos – he also competed – would have to get someone to fill in for him while he rode his bull.

-Four-time PRCA Announcer of the Year Hadley Barrett telling KXAN in Austin how he got his start with the microphone after competing in rodeo for many years

Courtesy of PRCA