LAS VEGAS – Joe Frost is on a roll at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
The 22-year-old bull rider from Randlett, Utah, has placed in the first two go-rounds, pocketing just shy of $27,000 in the process. Now he has moved up six places to fifth in the world standings.
On Friday night, he rode Burch Rodeo’s Shroom Bruizer for 74 points to finish fourth in the second round, earning $7,969. He has pushed his 2014 earnings to $96,529.
Most importantly, though, the first timer to the Wrangler NFR is the only cowboy in the field of 15 to have two qualified rides.
On Saturday night, Frost is matched via the blind draw with Burch Rodeo’s Cowboy Slinger. Of the animal’s 27 trips in 2014, he was ridden 10 times; the average score was 89.98 points.
That bodes well for Frost, who earlier this year earned the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association bull riding championship as the only man in the field to have qualified rides in all four rounds of the College National Finals Rodeo. In 2013, he was one of the key members of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University squad to earn the men’s team championship.