Lane Frost Memorial Christian Bull Riding and Bull Fighting School

“Lane Frost Memorial”  Christian Bull Riding and Bull Fighting School

June 20th to 22th 2016
Lane Frost Arena and Family Ranch in Lane, Okla.
Instructors: Mike Lee & Frank Newsom

Steer Riding (ages 7-11)
Mini / Junior Bull Riding (ages 12-14) 

Going to Work

When I asked Mike Lee for a quote about reaching the 500 qualified rides mark in the PBR BFTS, he shared that to him it’s just a number. 

Bull riding is his job and Saturday in Billings was just going to work like any other day. 

He’s worked hard to get to this 500, not that 500 was ever the goal. 500 qualified rides is the result of training, hard work, endurance, grit, faithfulness, and being an over comer. It didn’t come easy.  All great achievements come from a lifestyle of self-discipline and an intense purpose in life that is motivated by an inner knowing that 

your destiny is not your own but is in the hands of God.

Mike spends his week days at home, working the land. Putting up fence, tractor work, foundations – all being built by him. Yet, he knows the goal, he sees the finish line – a productive property with a home for his family.

Mike spends his weekends traveling, working in the PBR riding bulls. He trains, works his body, and prepares mentally to do his job in the PBR and we can all agree he does it very well. The goal and finish line is pursued each event – to glorify God and bring honor to His name.

We all have a goal, a purpose, a destiny. 

Ultimately it will be to stand before God. 

While on earth, the foundations to reach the goals cannot be side stepped or rushed. It takes time to attain what Mike attained this weekend, 500 qualified rides in the PBR, and it will take time for him to work the land and build the new home –  

step by step, fence post by fence post, ride by ride. 

Mike Lee Reaches the 500 Qualified Rides in Billings MT

#500 Qualified Rides in the PBR BFTS

The fans are anticipating that PBR BFTS Billings, MT is going to be the place the Mike Lee will achieve a stat that only one other person in PBR history has ever attained -

500 Qualified Rides

Jeff Chadwick, Wrangler - "Mike Lee’s career of getting on the toughest PBR bulls week in and week out spanning 15 years, 500 bulls ridden and a PBR World Championship is phenomenal, it doesn’t just happen, it comes from Mike’s passion, focus and durability. It is an honor for us that all those rides were in Wrangler jeans. Mike has represented the PBR and the Wrangler brand with distinction and he has an appreciation for the great PBR fans, always willing to take time and engage with them. Congratulations Mike ! Long Live Bull Riders Long Live PBR"

Teri Lee, Mike's mother - "I’m very proud of Mike, first and foremost, and his career accomplishments. I believe hitting that 500 mark is a real indicator of just how hard he has worked and how persistent he has been throughout his professional riding career. Mike had his PBR membership paperwork filled out and ready to submit way before he reached his 18th birthday. He entered his first PBR event as an alternate, flew to California to compete and was very blessed to win it (Norco, California 2001 PBR Challenger event), and has never looked back since, as anyone who knows him can attest, he lives life full-steam ahead.

Sheri Smith, Mike's Agent - "Mike is no doubt the most humble man I know. He has genuine concern and cares for those in his life and those who are complete strangers.  He dedicates everything he has and does to the service of the Lord, trying to not miss a single opportunity to show the depth and love of Christ his savior.  His character is what motivates me to serve him and work hard to bless him and his family for their service to God and His children."

Photo Credit: Daniel Masson
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  • 2004 PBR World Champion Mike Lee in one ride away from joining the 500 Club. He will be the second rider in PBR history to achieve 500 qualified rides on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series, Guilherme Marchi being the first.
  • Lee will very likely reach the 500 qualified rides this coming weekend in Billings, MT at the PBR BFTS event. He has the opportunity to get on 4-5 bulls that weekend.
  • Lee is also competing in his 15th consecutive year in the PBR BFTS tour and on track to compete in his 15th PBR Finals in Vegas in October. He is currently ranked 9th in the world and only 755 points behind the leader.
  • Lee easily has over 1,000 rides and 2,000 outs as a bull rider. These come from not only the PBR events but practice pens and local jack pots.
  • According to the PBR article, Lee Family Reflect on what joining the 500 Club Means by Justin Felisko:  “If you really want to do this for a living, and you are where we are at, you are going to do whatever it takes to turn things around,” he said.
  • Going to PBR events is going to work for Mike Lee so he feels having 500 qualified rides is just part of his job and nothing to receive all this attention over. We would all agree that Mike Lee is good at his job!
  • Lee is 32 years old and feels he has many years ahead of him. Retirement isn’t in his vocabulary. He plans on competing as long as the Lord allows.