Madsen wins the 21st Annual Lane Frost Challenge
Brandon Olson placed second with a total of 170.5 points on two head. This 25-year-old from Franktown, Colorado led the pack Friday night with an 86 point ride on Whitley Bucking Bulls, “City Lights”. Olson has been riding in the PRCA for the last 6 years and aspires to be the best cowboy he can be. When asked what advice he would give to up and coming riders, Olson recognized the importance of friendship, “Find the right people to travel with. They help keep you in the right mind set.”
Third place winner, Payton Nelson, is a long-time competitor and our 2020 LFC Event Champion. Nelson started strong on Friday night with a score of 80 points on “Smoke Wagon” from Silver Creek Pro Rodeo, and finished Saturday’s Championship Round with an 85 on “No Better” from Silver Creek Pro Rodeo. Payton has been on the pro rodeo circuit for four years and says his faith is what keeps him strong, “I have to give glory to God, because it’s impossible without him.” Even with a pandemic shutting down events Nelson was still able to attend around 50 rodeos in 2020. Nelson is grateful to the LFC for putting on such an excellent and safe event.
We here at the LFC Bull Riding Challenge are reminded each year of one inspiring young man, Lane, whose luck was determined by “hard work, faith in myself and in God.” We are proud of these riders that strive to chase their dreams and we look forward to the 2022 event. Hope to see you there!