MONA, Utah – Fireworks, lavender fields and bull riders guarantee there is never a dull moment at the Young Living Farm when the Lane Frost Challenge comes to town. Three young Utah men with hearts similar to the beloved Lane Frost were more than happy to invest their winnings right back into the sport they love.
Nineteen-year-old Hayes Weight (Goshen, Utah) secured the win with the highest score of the night, 88.5, followed up with a heart pounding ride on Coon Tang of Outcast Bucking Bulls to round out 166 points. Weight stated this was the largest win of his career, at $10,000, but also the most meaningful, “When I was little I watched the movie about Lane’s life, 8 Seconds, and ever since then this has been the one event I wanted to win.”
This yearly event, presented by Young Living, is the exciting finale to a fun filled Lavender Day celebration. Twenty seven-year-old Kache Moosman (Price, Utah) captured second place by a hair. Having tied his fellow competitor at 161 on two bulls, the back judge broke the tie with a slightly higher score for Moosman. “This win feels good. I’ve been going through a little bit of a dry spell. It feels good to get both of ‘em rode tonight! I really needed that.” Walking away with $7,000 he proclaimed “Now I’m ready to start tearing it up again!”
Young gun, eighteen-year-old Kyler Oliver (Roy, Utah) arrived in typical bull rider fashion, missing teeth and all, ready to brave his bulls Brush Fire and Rock. His gamble paid off big time with a $5,000 check “This win made me feel good! It’s such a great event, with lots of good bulls and riders!”
Even making it to the short go has its rewards at the Lane Frost Challenge, as all top 10 riders will pull a check. In all, over $31,000.00 in cash and prizes was awarded at the one day event.