From rough stock contestant to bull fighter, to clown and more Jerry has made indelible tracks in rodeo arenas at every level of competition, starting out with National High School Association Champion Bull Rider in 1968.
He earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agricultural Education while continuing his participation in rodeo. While earning awards in bareback and bull riding, he decided riding bulls was too easy, and for the next 27 years entertained audiences as a professional bull fighter, and for another 7 years as a barrel man and clown, which earned him the title of bullfighter and clown for several years.
Jerry moved to Grantsville to teach school and raise his family in a small town. He was not only the local Agricultural teacher, he was also the local Vet, crop expert, student counselor, show animal expert, plus Dad, husband and local rodeo performer. He believed deeply that you should give back to the community in which you lived and also served as a Grantsville City Councilman, Assistant Mayor, Tooele County Commissioner, and chaired many committees on the local, state and national level.