“We are all so saddened by this loss,” said Lance Graves, co-founder of the LG Pro Classic. “Our entire barrel racing community is heart broke about Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. She always supported this event, and we are all so very sad today.”
Roberts, a native of the New Orleans area, was passionate about rodeo and barrel racing. She had been battling heart disease for some time.
“Sharon was always smiling,” said Ryan Dohrn, co-producer of the LG Pro Classic. “I cannot remember a time when she was not laughing, despite the battles she was waging with her heath. She was a shining example of hope. “
The staff and crew of the LG Pro Classic expressed their condolences to Roberts’ husband, Mike, and the entire Roberts family. A moment of silence in honor of Roberts was scheduled to take place during the running of the first go of the LG Pro Classic Thursday evening.