Dakota Shipp knows his geography. As a professional team roper, the Texas cowboy competes in 125 to 150 rodeos a year, all over the United States and Canada.
But one event is special to him — the Citrus Stampede Rodeo.
Shipp is from Citrus County and learned to ride in Hernando, where he belonged to 4-H.
He has four sisters, 13 nieces and nephews, his grandmother, an uncle and an aunt living in the area, along with a lot of old-time friends.