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By Don Ogle 

Potter cowboy chases championship dream


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Potter's Barry Shephard reflects on his career as a bull rider and working toward the goal of world champion. This week, Shephard competes in the senior pro bullriding championship.

Starting tomorrow, a Potter cowboy will enter the rodeo ground at Panguitch, Utah, chasing a long-held dream of becoming a world champion.

It's been a long time since Barry Shephard began riding in rodeos. He first began trying to stay atop broncs as a bareback rider, and with a measure of success. At the time, he thought bull riders "were crazy," as they tried to remain aboard one-ton, horned behemoths whose only intent was to rid themselves of the people who dared to climb on their back.

But Shephard's cousins rode bulls, and they told him time and time again how much he would enjoy bulls...

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