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Gore tackles sport of a different kind

January 31, 2014

Jared Gore, an Indian Springs Middle School student, wrestles a steer at a rodeo. Gore has been participating in rodeos across Indiana and in other states for the past two years.

COLUMBIA CITY — A local student is hoping to pursue his rodeo dreams all the way to the national level.

Jared Gore, 15, is a student at Indian Springs Middle School. He is in his second year of competing for the Indiana Junior Rodeo Association.

The national event is this June in Des Moines, Iowa, and Gore and the rest of his team are working toward that end.

Gore competes in steer wrestling and bull-riding. Regardless of which part of a rodeo a person participates in, they all require dedication.

“Rodeo is a very athletic sport,” Gore said. “It’s not a sport you can pick up one day and be the best a it. You really have to know what you’re doing.”

Knowledge of the sports and honing his competition skills has kept Gore busy. He won rookie of the year for 2013, but he still works with his peers, both competing against them and collaborating with them, for improvement.

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