Flashback Friday: Red Rock was One of the Best Ever

What better way to spend some time on a Friday by taking a quick trip down memory lane.

With that in mind, let us revisit the amazing career of star bull Red Rock out of the Growney Brothers Rodeo Company stable.

Red Rock started bucking in PRCA rodeos in 1983. He retired from the arena after the 1987 National Finals Rodeo, unridden in 309 attempts. 309-0 is mind-boggling.

Red Rock came out of retirement in 1988 when John Growney created the “Challenge of the Champions.” This seven-ride match pitted Red Rock, 1987 PRCA Bucking Bull of the Year, against Lane Frost, the 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion. Frost finished with a 4-3 advantage, but it did more for Red Rock’s fame than his previous 309-0 record. Red Rock retired for good at the Growney Brothers Ranch in Red Bluff, Calif., after his last out of the “Challenge of Champions” on July 25, 1988. Frost rode him that day to win the “Challenge of Champions.”

Red Rock was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1990 and passed away in 1994.

Courtesy of PRCA

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