Barrel racer Sherry Cervi, from Marana, makes the first turn while on her run during the 90th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo on the final day of competition on Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

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After a standout basketball career at Marana High School, Cervi became the top barrel racer in the world, winning National Finals Rodeo titles in 1995, 1999, 2010 and 2013.

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