La Fiesta de los Vaqueros

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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In 1959, Tucson High grad Mel Potter reached the National Finals Rodeo in calf roping. He has gone on to be one of the leading stock producers for all rodeo competitions. His wife Wendy, also a Badger, competed in the National Finals Rodeo in barrel racing in 1970 and 1972. Their daughter, Sherri Cervi, is a four-time world champion barrel racer, possibly the best at that sport in rodeo history. 

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Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.