Josh Frost Eyes First Bull Riding Gold Buckle at 2022 NFR
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Before 2021, Josh Frost had a career-best finish of No. 14 in the PRCA Bull Riding World Standings. He had a breakout year last season and finished No. 2 and earned over $360,000 on the year. He proved last season was no fluke as he enters his third career NFR in the No. 2 spot, behind only Stetson Wright.
Frost has earned over $228,000 on the season, but still has plenty of ground to make up if he wants to claim his first Gold Buckle.
Frost got his 2022 calendar year off to a great start with big wins early in the season, but none were bigger than his payday at RodeoHouston where he won over $17,000. Frost struggled in the first two rounds but turned it on in Round 3 with an 87-point ride that would take the Go-Round. In Round 5 of his Super Series, Frost took advantage of ground money and earned over $2,300 with a 70-point ride. He then rode for 90 points in the Championship Round to advance to the four-man Championship Shootout, where he $11,833 despite being bucked off.
San Antonio Xtreme Bulls, $11,000
Frost was 87 to take third in Round 1 and then was finished first in the Finals with 88.5 points as only he and Jordan Hansen made the whistle.
HIGHEST MARKED RIDES
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, 92 Points
It was quite the match-up at the National Western for Frost. He drew Cervi Championship Rodeo’s Predator in the Finals and it paid off. He was marked 92 points and won the rodeo, besting Bubba Greig by three points. The ride would earn him over $5,000 in the round.
Cheyenne Frontier Days, 91 Points
Frost was terrific in the latter two rounds of Cheyenne, riding for 91 points in the Semifinals and following it up with a 90 in the Finals to take second. He won over $10,000 at the Daddy of ‘em All
San Angelo Cinch Chute Out, 87.5 Points in Finals
About a month after an impressive performance in Houston, Frost won again against the world’s best by riding Curley Bill for 87.5 points in the Finals. He was the only one to cover his final bull in a field that included Sage Kimzey, Creek Young, Ky Hamilton, Parker Breding and Trey Kimzey.
Rodeo of the Ozarks, 91 Points
Nobody was better than Frost at the Rodeo of the Ozarks where he went 91 points on Underdog. The win earned him over $4,000.
Summit County Fair and Rodeo, 89 Points
Frost earned another nice payday at the Summit County Fair and Rodeo where he went 89 points on Diamond G Rodeo’s War Monkey. The ride won him the rodeo, edging out Shane Proctor’s 86-point ride.
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