The Frost brothers are a well-known pair in the rodeo world, competing in both Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Professional Bull Riding events in the recent years. I caught up with them at the National Western Stock Show, where they were competing in the Denver Chute Out PBR Velocity Tour event along with the PRCA. The pair were back in the Denver Coliseum for the second year in a row together, Joe’s third, to compete in bull riding.
Joe and Josh Frost started at a young age in rodeo with a similar goal in mind – to win a gold buckle at the world finals. They competed throughout high school and college before making it a career. Today they no longer compete in the same events that they grew up in but looking back both can say they are well-rounded cowboys.
Joe is the older of the two at 26 years old while Josh is 23. They both attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University on rodeo scholarships while study ag business and ag education respectively.
They were basically born into rodeo and have never known anything else, which they don’t see as a negative at all.
“We grew up not knowing anything else, didn’t want to know and still don’t,” said Joe.
Going back to when they were young, I asked how bull riding came into their lives. Josh shared a story that Joe was a bit hesitant in jumping on the first calf to ride. Instead, Josh jumped on first just to show him what it was all about.
Today, Josh competes in bull riding and tie-down roping while Joe only competes in bull riding. After competing in steer wrestling and tie-down roping in the PRCA, Joe decided to focus more on bull riding in 2018.
When asked why, Joe said, “that’s where my heart is the most.”
Although he might not compete in the events that he once did Joe still wants to own a ranch and Josh has that goal too.
“I want to wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and ask the boss what we got to do today,” said Joe.
Aside from rodeo, Josh also is a high school welding teacher in Utah using the Ag Education degree he received from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Working with young people on a regular basis, I asked what advice he would give a young person.
“Never give up. Nothing accomplished good is ever easy. You got to work for whatever you want to do. Get up every day, have that goal in mind, and get it done,” said Josh.
Brooklynn Salo, 2019 Media Intern