Sherri Mell

2004 Cowgirl Honoree – California

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Sherri Mell began competing in junior rodeos at age four and never tired of the challenges and thrills of the arena. At thirteen she won her first saddle, and over the next thirty plus years she claimed wins in a number of rodeo events While many cowgirls specialize in just one or two key rodeo events, Sherri enters and often wins an array of rodeo and horse show competitions, but is best known for leading the nation in non-pro calf roping since 1990. In addition, she taught physical education at a San Antonio elementary school, earning the Teacher of the Year Award in 1996. Sherri was also nominated San Antonio’s Hometown Hero in 2000 for her work with youth.