Four-time WRPA barrel racing world title holder
ABOUT SHERRY CERVI
Four-time Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WRPA) barrel racing world title holder, Sherry Cervi holds an unmatched set of skills that she has worked for her whole life. Rodeo has always been in her blood. From growing up around horses to being raised by two Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) legends, finding herself in the saddle at age six was no surprise.
Born and raised in Arizona, Sherry lived and breathed rodeo in her life every day eventually turning it into a profession. At a young age, she competed in rodeos connecting with the communities she visited along the way. Making quite the pair, Cervi married Cory Petska in 2014, a top team roping competitor in the PRCA. Between the rodeo duo, they have won five world titles, over $6 million, and hold a detailed compilation of accomplishments within the rodeo arena.
Much of her notable success has been documented riding Stingray, an award-winning barrel racing horse. It is no secret that the relationship between a barrel racer and their horse is a strong bond. Even so, Cervi and Stingray’s connection breaks barriers for the sport.
The turning point for Cervi began when her hands clenched her first of four world titles in 1995. Unparalleled at setting barrel racing records, she qualified for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) 19 times, won 3 NFR average titles, and secured 4 world titles. Cervi’s career earnings soar upwards of $3M, making her the highest paid female barrel racer in the WPRA.
When Sherry is not spending time in the arena with Stingray, you can find her working in the family business, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We are proud of our partnership with Sherry Cervi. During our interview, Sherry mentioned, “I can always be seen representing Justin wearing in my boots, whether in the arena, on my ranch, or in the fields with my family.”
Today, Cervi competes in a select amount of rodeos. In recent years, she has begun to lessen her rigorous schedule of rodeos in order to permit more time to charitable activities. Cervi created a charity in her name and spends time hosting the Sherry Cervi Youth Championships for young barrel racers each year to keep her rodeo legacy involved. We are proud of her accomplishments and gratified to endorse both her and Cory with our Justin legacy.