Julie R. Pugh
Julie Pugh spent her childhood on the family farm outside Kokomo, IN. It was a working farm where they raised corn, soybeans and tomatoes. Every other week, they’d load a tractor-trailer with hogs to take to market. She was the first girl born on her father’s side in 21 years to the day. She had nine cousins who were boys her age and older. She played football in the mud and went to monster truck rallies with her father.
Her parents signed her up for every sport they could find, just to keep her occupied. Basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, wakeboarding, waterskiing. She was nine when she learned to slalom. Through high school, she was never not engaged in a sport. She was second in the state in tennis doubles her senior year. more