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TVCC’s Pearson takes coach of the year honors

Drew Pearson, rodeo coach at Treasure Valley Community College (The Enterprise/Max Egener)

ONTARIO – Most people would call it quits after seriously breaking a leg in a first outing as a rodeo bullfighter.

But Drew Pearson, rodeo coach for Treasure Valley Community College, decided to make a career out of rodeo instead. Pearson has spent 25 years as a rodeo bullfighter — one of the guys in the arena distracting and rounding up bulls after they have pitched their riders.

He has been the TVCC rodeo coach for two years . . .