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Hibler born to dominate

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By Adam Sullivan

Sports  Editor

As Zach Hibler mounted his horse for the bareback competition on Sunday afternoon at the Evergreen Rodeo, he had one thing on his mind: dominate.

“The lord made us to dominate,” explained Hibler. “That’s the one thing I think about before that gate swings open. All we can do is just do our best and give all the glory to him.”

Hibler just wrapped up his final college rodeo in weeks prior and knew he wanted to bounce back strong.

“I wanted to make a statement today,” said Hibler. “I wanted to show that I’m better than what I showed in Casper, Wyo. I came here, gave it my all and was pleased.”

The Wheeler, Texas, native is no stranger to Evergreen as he competed in the same event two years prior.

“This place is amazing,” Hibler said of Evergreen. “You look out and see all the people on the hill, the houses up on the hill. You don’t go anywhere else and see that kind of scenery. It’s a blessing to be able to do what we do every day.”

Hibler’s score was originally announced as an 86, which would have made him the event winner, but later that score was decreased and he finished out of the money standings. Though disappointed, Hibler enjoyed his time in the Rockies.

“I had a great time here,” said Hibler. “It was nice to get out and compete. This was my first pro rodeo back after my college season, so it’s nice to get going again.”