Frost places second in the world bull riding standings

Randlett’s Josh Frost finished second in the world bull riding standings during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas Dec. 10.

It was the second straight year Frost placed in the runner-up position.

Each participant had the opportunity to perform 10 times in front of packed crowds.

Frost took home $409,629.74 from the season.

He was also third in the allaround standings. “I had a really good showing in Las Vegas,” Frost said. “I was able to ride seven out of 10 bulls. That is what I stayed on last year. I was really close on two of them that I didn’t ride. It gives me a lot of momentum going into next year.”

Frost placed second in the WNFR scoring average with 589.5 points on seven rides. Stetson Wright from Milford won the average title with 684.5 points on eight rides.

“If you can’t be the world champion, then winning the scoring average at the WNFR is the next biggest goal,” he said. “You are going against the top 15 competitors in 10 days. Even getting second is a big accomplishment. There was one of them that did better than me. He ended up winning the world title.”

Frost was fourth in the first round after scoring 88 points. He was third in the third round (86.5).

“It always helps to get off to a good start,” Frost said. “It helps keep the momentum built up from the start.”

Frost added a fourth in the fourth round (86.5 points). He was second in the fifth round (88). Frost registered a third in the sixth round (85.5).

“I rode some good bulls,” Frost said. “I didn’t get a round win in any of those bulls, but that is kind of out of my hands. I won a lot of second and third places. I was consistent. I was able to win a pile of money. It makes for a couple of good days.”

He was third in the seventh round (69.5). Frost finished fifth in the eighth round (85.5).

“The seventh round was a very critical night to stay on because up to me there had only been one other person that had stayed on,” Frost said. “It was a chance for a lot of money.”

Wright won the world bull riding title, winning $592,143.66.

“Stetson had a pretty good lead going into the WNFR,” Frost said. “I rode better than I probably ever rode before. It seems like Stetson rode better than he ever had before. It seemed like I would beat the whistle then sure enough Stetson would do it as well.”

Frost is thankful for all the support he received from the Uintah Basin rodeo fans when he was in Las Vegas.

“I saw a lot of people out in Las Vegas that came, and I saw me when I signed autographs,” Frost