Tommy Cook, of McAlester, Okla., poses for a portrait at the Ogden Pioneer Rodeo Stadium in Ogden on Sunday, July 19, 2015. "When I first started," Cook explains, "it was a little more of a struggle. The guys out here made it well known I wasn't welcome being black. I made it well known I wasn't going anywhere. I went second in the world in '99. First African-American to ever achieve that goal."