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Saddling up with Professional Rodeo Champion Sherry Cervi

Posted by Dan Egan September 3, 2013 07:43 PM

In the world of Professional Women's Rodeo few have been as successful as Sherry Cervi , a three-time world champion who has won over $2 million and is currently leading the world standings and eying another world title.

She recently had a three-week span during which she won close to $70,000, which is somewhat unheard of in the sport of Barrel Racing on the Women's Professional Rodeo Tour.

Listen to the interview with Cevi on Edging the Xtreme on RadioBDC:

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Cervi was born on a range and races a horse she raised. If it sounds like fantasy story of a cowgirl making her dreams come true, it very well may be, but it hasn't been easy. Her husband, Mike Cevi, was a professional rodeo rider as well, and was tragically killed in a plane crash 2001.

Cevi's career spans the better part of 20 years and in that time, she has become the leading all-time money winner in Women's Professional Rodeo. She was featured during the 2002 Olympics as a western welcome to the world.

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And for the professional rodeo star, the yearly travel schedule is a non-stop mix of endless miles from rodeo to rodeo in search of the elusive "Gold Belt Buckle." The standings are based on purse winnings, so with such a successful season, her spot in the finals in Vegas are secure.

"I want another shot at a world championship and Gold Buckles are won in Veags, so that is my plan!" said Cervi.

Of course, she gives all the credit to "Stingray," her horse.

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