Sports spotlight: Troy Vernon |

Sports spotlight: Troy Vernon

Age: 19

Sport: Rodeo

How did you get your start in your sport?

“My whole family does the rodeo and I have been raised on a ranch, so I have basically been doing it my whole life.”

What is your favorite thing to do in your sport?

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“Just being out there and being part of the rodeo.”

What is the hardest part about your sport?

“Practicing and getting myself and the horses into shape so we can compete.”

What is one goal you would like to accomplish in your sport?

“To find a way to make money doing what I love.”

Who is your role model?

“My grandpa. He taught me everything I need to know about the rodeo.”

What’s one thing you have never done before that you would like to?

“To make it to the Built Ford Tough Pro Bull Riding.”

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

“Probably Las Vegas to have fun.”


Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream

Color: Red

Movie: “The Hangover”

Cartoon (as a kid): Tom and Jerry

Thing to do with friends: “Just do rodeo events.”

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