Jeremy's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    America Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Cheyenne, WY

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 3

  • ON DVD:

JEREMY SPARKS

Bullfighter
Cheyenne Rodeo

“Be ready for opportunity when it knocks because when it's all said and doneā€¦all we'll have is our memories and I don't want to sit around and say I could've been this or I could've been that.”

INTERESTS:

Action Sports Sports

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Dedication Hard Work Hobbies & Pastimes Opportunity Perseverance Self-Reflection Talent Individualism Negativity

FOUNDATION:

Being Physically Active

TAGS:

animals, danger, discouragement, rodeo, success

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Grew up in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, population: 150.
  • There was nothing to do except play sports, like basketball and baseball.
  • His uncle was on the amateur rodeo tour, so he had to pitch in and help out with the events.
  • When he was 14, he started riding and roping bulls.
  • Says through perseverance, he went from a kid with a hobby to a professional athlete.
  • Doesn't think his job is dangerous: "my mother would tell you different, but anything you're used to, good at, comfortable with-you don't see it as dangerous."
  • Hates seeing people getting discouraged from doing something they like just because it's not "popular."
  • Says people don't like to see others find success, but you can't let those naysayers get you down.

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