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Sherry Cervi
2012 World standings place: 8th
2012 Earnings: $130,263
2012 Wrangler NFR place: 15th
2012 Wrangler NFR earnings: $37,202
Career earnings: $2,398,965

Born: Sept. 17, 1975, in Tucson, Ariz.
Residence: Marana, Ariz.
Joined WPRA: 1986
Horses: MP Meter My Hay "Stingray" (11-year old palomino mare) Sire- PC Frenchmans Hayday/Dam: Miss Meter Jet, MP A Man With Roses "George" (10-year old palomino gelding) Sire-PC Frenchmans Hayday/Dam: Rose Patch; PC Frenchmans Hayday "Dinero" (18-year old palomino stallion);
World titles: (3) 1995, 1999, 2010
Wrangler NFR average titles: 2 (1999, 2009)
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 15 (1994-2001, 2003, 2005-06, 2009-12)
DNCFR qualifications: 10 (1994-2001, 2008, 2010)
Tour Finale titles: 4
Pace Chute-out: 2001
Summer Finale: 2005
Championship: 2005-06
Tour Finale qualifications: 16
Pace Chute-out: 2000-01, 2003, 2005-06
Caldwell Round: 2007
Puyallup Round: 2007, 2010
Summer/Omaha Round: 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010-11
Championship: 2005-07
Education: Central Arizona College (1 year)

2012 Highlights
Has placed in an average of six rounds at each previous NFR. In 2012, placed in four rounds, winning the fourth round in a time of 13.67 seconds. Won a total of $37,202.
Won the Justin Boots Championships (Omaha, Neb.).
Won War Bonnet Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
Co-champion at the Walla Walla (Wash.) Rodeo
Won the Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo
Won Payson (Ariz.) Rodeo
Career Highlights
2011 - Entered the NFR with $90,521 and won $93,317 in 10 days in Las Vegas after placing in seven out of 10 rounds winning Rd. 6. Finished the year ranked third with $183,838; co-champion at the War Bonnet Stampede (Idaho Falls, Idaho); won the average and year-end titles at the Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo (Las Cruces, N.M.), the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, the Eugene (Ore.) Pro Rodeo, Strathmore (Alberta) Stampede, the Safford (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo and Wayne Wilson Children's Charity Rodeo & Carnival (Cave Creek, Ariz.).
2010 - Became the first $2 million barrel racer, surpassing Charmayne James' earnings record of $1,886,568. Won her third world title and set a new NFR arena record in Rd. 8 with a time of 13.49 seconds. Finished second in the average with a 10-run time of 143.29 seconds. Placed in seven out of 10 rounds, winning Rd. 3 (13.65 seconds), Rd. 7 (13.70 seconds and Rd. 8 (13.49 seconds). Finished second in the average and won $120,042 at the Wrangler NFR; making her 13th Wrangler NFR appearance moving her into second for qualifications and trails only Charmayne James with 19 for total qualifications, the Canby (Ore.) Rodeo, the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho), the Treaty Day Celebration & PRCA ProRodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.), the Helldorado Days Rodeo (Las Vegas, Nev.), the Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.) and RodeoHouston and pockets $61,500 - the most of any competitor. Ties Lindsay Sears' record from 2008 at RodeoHouston for most money won at a regular season rodeo. Third time to win the title and did so on three different horses (Troubles, Hawk and Stingray).
2009 - Won the average title at the 2009 Wrangler National Finals rodeo with a 10-run time of 139.01 seconds. Won $146,100 at the NFR, the most money won of any of the 118 contestants. Finished 3rd in the world with $219,629. Won the Cave Creek (Ariz.) Rodeo, the Safford (Ariz.) Pro Rodeo, the Lynden (Wash.) PRCA Rodeo, the Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo (Fergus Falls, Minn.), the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo (Casper, Wyo.), the Airdrie (Alberta) Pro Rodeo and the Dixie National Rodeo (Jackson, Miss.).
2008 - Finished the year ranked 20th in the world with $41,986; co-champion at the Pioneer Days Rodeo (Clovis, N.M.); won the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo (Silver City, N.M.), the Payson (Ariz.) Spring Rodeo and the Grand National Rodeo Horse and Stock Show (San Francisco, Calif.).
2007 - Won the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished the year ranked 20th in the world with $41,397.
2006 - Placed in seven out of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year ranked ninth in the world standings with $102,525; won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship (Dallas) and qualified for her 11th Wrangler NFR; won the Western Stampede (West Jordan, Utah) and the Fourth of July Youth Celebration and PRCA Pro Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.); won the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Round at the San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo.
2005 - Won the Pace Picante ProRodeo Challenge (Omaha, Neb.) and the Pace Picante ProRodeo Classic (Dallas); won average title at the California Rodeo Salinas and the Redding (Calif.) Rodeo. Finished the year ranked fourth in the world with $142,258.
2003 - Won San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo, Navajo Nation Fourth of July (Window Rock, Ariz.), Andy Devine Days (Kingman, Ariz.), and Kern County Sheriff Reserve Stampede Days Rodeo (Bakersfield, Calif.); won Rd. 5 with a 13.98-second run and Rd. 6 in 13.96 seconds at the Wrangler NFR; finished the year fifth in the world with $109,354.
2002 - Olympic Command Performance Rodeo (Farmington, Utah) qualifier.
2001 - Won RodeoHouston and pockets $19,033.
2000 - Turquoise Circuit Finals Champion (1994-2000); set record for most money won at a regular season rodeo with $16,497 at RodeoHouston.
1999 - Set the WPRA record for highest single-year earnings with $245,369 and most money won prior to the NFR with $130,996. Won the Wrangler NFR average title.
1997 - Reserve World Champion
1995 - Won RodeoHouston and collects $18,983.
1994 - Reserve World Champion

Horse with the Most Heart award to Jet Royal Speed (Hawk), owned by Sherry Cervi, 1999-2000. MP Meter My Hay "Stingray" finished second in the 2010 AQHA/WPRA Horse of the Year voting for barrel racing and tied with Yeah Hes Firen (Duke) in the 2011 AQHA/WPRA Horse of the Year voting.

Daughter of Mel and Wendy Potter. Mel served on the PRCA Board of Directors as a contestant director from 1996 - 1999 and Wendy competed in the NFR barrel racing event three times (1970-72). Sherry has one sister, Jolynn Alexander. Their family is part owner of Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc…Daughter-in-law of former PRCA Board of Directors member Mike Cervi, who served as a Stock Contracting Director. Was married for six years to team roper Mike Cervi Jr., who was killed with two other men in a private plane crash near Marshfield, Wis., in September 2001...In 2010 moved into the lead in all-time money won in the WPRA with $1.9 million, surpassing Charmayne James' record of $1.8 million...Trains barrel horses...Favorite sports team is the University of Arizona basketball team...She was an all-conference basketball player as a senior at Marana (Ariz.) High School…Hobbies include shopping and traveling…Inducted into the Pima County (Ariz.) Hall of Fame in 2003…Winner of more than 75 trophy saddles…Favorite rodeos are RodeoHouston and California Rodeo Salinas.

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