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Casey Colletti takes part in the bareback competition during the PRCA rodeo Aug. 29, 2011 at the Colorado State Fair. Colletti is from Pueblo. Photo by Mike Sweeny

Gold: Casey Colletti, Professional Cowboy

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Deemed Pueblo’s ‘true rodeo cowboy,’ Casey Colletti is determined to rise to the top of his bareback riding career. The Pueblo native is no stranger to the world of rodeo, reaching the National Finals Rodeo for a first time in 2011, and has been riding since he was a child. In the past years, he has risen to the top as one of the nation’s most skilled rodeo athletes.

Silver: Clayton Denney

South High School

Bronze: Nate Spinuzzi

South High School