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1998 World Champion Bareback Rider

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Mark received a very serious injury in July of 2000 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo. His horse, Sheep Tick, flipped over on top of him while leaving the chute,.  The injury left him with a broken pelvis in three places, and out of rodeo for 6 months. May 2001 at Guymon, OK, Mark was forced to confront his fear head on, when he again drew Sheep Tick. He was obviously nervous, but he knew that he had to get back on him. He went behind the chutes with Scott Johnston and Chance Dixon, and prayed that God would give him the strength and the peace to ride. Mark got on and rode him for 87 points - breaking the arena record and winning the rodeo!

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7

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87 points on Harry Vold's "Sheep Tick" Guymon, OK - Action Shots Photo by: O.T. "Fly" Thomas 2001

"From the topsy turvy, fast paced, live on the razors edge, laugh in the face of danger world of pro rodeo!" Lyle L. Sankey C.E.O. - SANKEY RODEO SCHOOLS