Josh Frost on His Journey to the Thomas and Mack
Josh Frost has already had an outstanding career as a professional bull rider. His rookie year was in 2015 and he made his debut at the National Finals Rodeo in 2019 after making some changes and staying healthy throughout the entire 2019 season. Although he made it to the big show, he bucked off all ten bulls at the Thomas and Mack.
“I honestly think that bucking off the ten bulls at the NFR, I’ve seen that happen before to a lot of other guys and most of them don’t really recover from it… that really fired me up because I said ‘I worked hard to get there’ I’d been on more practice bulls in October and November than anybody to get there and have it not go good really motivated me,” Frost said.
It came down to what he was doing was not working and Frost made the decision that the 2019 NFR would not be his last. He reevaluated and made some changes before he came back in 2020.
His determination paid off and in 2021, Frost finished second in the World and first at the NFR. He rode seven out of ten bulls that year to conquer the yellow chutes of Las Vegas.
Frost has figured out what works for him and he has a plan going into every rodeo. He researches the bull, watches videos and goes in mentally prepared and with his attitude in check.
“In reality, the gameplan is pretty much the same thing every time but I keep it super basic, it’s pretty light hearted once I get here. I get the rope out, rosin up and just hang out with the guys but about 15 minutes before bull riding time that’s when I really turn it on,” he said.
Frost is heading into his third NFR sitting close to the top. His keeping the momentum, he’s got the attitude and the confidence and he is hungry for that Gold Buckle.