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“Go West” with Legendary Bullfighter Jeremy Sparks

Courtesy of Wrangler Network contributor Charlie Coon

Being a good husband, father and Christian top the list of priorities for Jeremy Sparks today but as a kid he wanted to become a rodeo bullfighter. The Arkansas native is now in a management position with Tyson Foods in his home state. Sparks spent nearly a decade performing bullfighting duties and serving as an ambassador for Cheyenne Frontier Days, Wrangler and the U.S. Air Force. He joined the military after 9/11 and was on active duty at F.E. Warren Air Force Base while working at “The Daddy of ‘Em All.” Sparks is the only pro bullfighter ever endorsed by The Pentagon. Last week a book about Jeremy’s cowboy journey was published and made available most accessibly from Amazon.

“Go West” details a set of principles that have served Sparks well and he hopes can help guide others. He is awaiting orders that will promote him to the rank of Lt. Colonel with the Wyoming Air National Guard, 153rd Airlift Wing. Before taking to the field for drills last weekend, Jeremy shared some thoughts with us in Cheyenne’s Old West Museum. Sparks was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2013.