Sheri and Tom share a 12-year old truck and trailer
Sheri’s group, Sweep group #1, found a runner flat on his back. Sheri’s radio call said he was “conscious but not able to sit up.” It’s a single track trail that you might be able to get a quad into, but it would be difficult. The sweep riders were the only hope the runner had of getting back to civilization. They put him on a horse and walked him to Robinsons Flat aid station.
Both Sheri and her son, Tom, volunteer for the California Endurance run and the Tevis Cup 100 Miles One Day Horse Ride. They share a truck and trailer that makes it tricky because they’re on different sweep groups.
Tom, Sheri’s son, met his crew at 6 AM and rode behind Swanson all the way to the finish line at the fairgrounds in Auburn, CA.
Tom, and his sweep rider companion, Nancy felt the excitement and talked about riding their horses into the stadium. But like all sweep riders before them, they would only be seen if Swanson needed them. As she turned into the fairgrounds to the roar of the crowd, Tom and Nancy veered off and headed home until next year.