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Coronation Celebration for Becky Grimm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska


Becky Grimm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska was crowned in a celebration held Jan. 8, 2011, in the Event Center in Mitchell, Neb.

A crowd of roughly 450 people turned out to help her celebrate and raise funds to defray the costs incurred during her one-year reign.

The event began at 5 p.m. with a social hour followed by a buffet dinner which was served in conjunction with live and silent auctions, several raffles and a dance. Leading the evening from the podium were Georgeann Wearin from Hyannis who was the mistress of ceremonies and Steve Flower from Scottsbluff who served as the auctioneer for the live auction. The outgoing Miss Rodeo Nebraska Michelle Boeshart, did the honors of conferring the crown to Becky. Several local rodeo queens, princesses, and a junior king were introduced and all lent a helping hand with the live auction by presenting items for bid to the audience for viewing.

There were a plethora of auction items in both the live and silent auctions with something for everyone. Just a smattering of the offerings included plant stands, tack, plane ride, artwork, getaways to Montana and Colorado, juke box, housewares, jewelry, dishes, hay, rodeo tickets and a 4-year-old bay quarter horse, 'Jetalon Jack' owned and donated by Becky. Included with the purchase of the horse was 30 days of training.

Becky said, "It is estimated to take about $30,000 for the year, while acting as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and we made about half that at this event, so I'm off to a very good start."

Some of the rewards of being a rodeo queen are the gift of a saddle, $9,000 in scholarship funds and the privilege of driving a new GMC pickup for the year, sponsored by GMC of Chadron.

Becky's odyssey will begin with 15 appearances in the next three months, which are already scheduled, taking her to South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma. She will ultimately travel throughout the United States as an ambassador to the sport of rodeo at amateur and professional rodeos as well as a number of kids' rodeos. Her reign will culminate in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo where she will compete for Miss Rodeo America. The competition is held the week before the Rodeo events begin, with coronation held the first Saturday of the Rodeo. Competition categories will be the same as at the state level which are: Horsemanship (riding a stock contractor's horse); Modeling; Speech; Written test; Horsemanship interview; Media interview; Personal interview and Photogenic.

Part of Becky's wardrobe as queen, is a pair of chaps. Every queen has her own unique pair. Becky designed hers and they were made a reality by Jory Zurcher (F-Z Leather) from Mitchell, Neb., who rodeoed with Becky during college.

"I anticipate traveling roughly 50,000 miles and to 17 states during the year, with an event for sure every other week. I will travel by myself but when I get to the rodeos, the other state queens will be there. Last year there were 28 state queens competing for Miss Rodeo America, but I don't know how many there will be this year."

Becky won't have to pull a horse trailer all those miles she said. "Stock contractors and the volunteer community will provide a horse for me to ride at all the events."

Becky's background is firmly rooted in the ranch and rodeo lifestyle. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Sioux County, Nebraska, where she has ridden since she was very young and competed at her first rodeo at the age of six or seven. "I was in 4-H, which was a big factor, FFA helped and going to all levels of rodeo, got me to this point."

Becky rodeoed all through high school in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying and was a State qualifier in goats and poles and ranked in the top 10 in barrels during her high school career.

Becky is not unfamiliar with the duties and scheduling of a rodeo queen as she is a former Nebraska High School rodeo queen, reigning for the year 2003 during her freshman year at Sioux County High School in Harrison, Neb.

Becky continued her rodeo career through college as a student at Chadron State where she competed in barrels only and was ranked in the top 10 in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as a freshman and sophomore and in the top 15 as a junior. Becky has also competed at the amateur level in the Mid-States Rodeo Association and the Nebraska State Rodeo Association.

"In college I majored in business and nursing," Becky said. Her plans are to take a year off from school to fulfill her duties as queen. "I then will continue with more schooling to become a registered nurse with plans to work in an intensive care unit, with goals to be a flight nurse.

"My emphasis while representing Nebraska in the sport of rodeo will be on making people aware that rodeo is a family oriented event, not necessarily a western lifestyle. Anyone can attend or participate.

"I also want to let people know what a great sport rodeo is and that Nebraska has great rodeo associations at all levels.

"I think what I look forward to the most is traveling all over the United States promoting the sport of rodeo and meeting a lot of great people. I feel my biggest challenge will be fitting in all the appearances I would like to make and attending all those I'm invited to."

"I feel it is a true honor to be selected as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and look forward to all the travel and representing the sport of rodeo."

Becky Grimm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska was crowned in a celebration held Jan. 8, 2011, in the Event Center in Mitchell, Neb.

A crowd of roughly 450 people turned out to help her celebrate and raise funds to defray the costs incurred during her one-year reign.

The event began at 5 p.m. with a social hour followed by a buffet dinner which was served in conjunction with live and silent auctions, several raffles and a dance. Leading the evening from the podium were Georgeann Wearin from Hyannis who was the mistress of ceremonies and Steve Flower from Scottsbluff who served as the auctioneer for the live auction. The outgoing Miss Rodeo Nebraska Michelle Boeshart, did the honors of conferring the crown to Becky. Several local rodeo queens, princesses, and a junior king were introduced and all lent a helping hand with the live auction by presenting items for bid to the audience for viewing.

There were a plethora of auction items in both the live and silent auctions with something for everyone. Just a smattering of the offerings included plant stands, tack, plane ride, artwork, getaways to Montana and Colorado, juke box, housewares, jewelry, dishes, hay, rodeo tickets and a 4-year-old bay quarter horse, 'Jetalon Jack' owned and donated by Becky. Included with the purchase of the horse was 30 days of training.

Becky said, "It is estimated to take about $30,000 for the year, while acting as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and we made about half that at this event, so I'm off to a very good start."

Some of the rewards of being a rodeo queen are the gift of a saddle, $9,000 in scholarship funds and the privilege of driving a new GMC pickup for the year, sponsored by GMC of Chadron.

Becky's odyssey will begin with 15 appearances in the next three months, which are already scheduled, taking her to South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma. She will ultimately travel throughout the United States as an ambassador to the sport of rodeo at amateur and professional rodeos as well as a number of kids' rodeos. Her reign will culminate in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo where she will compete for Miss Rodeo America. The competition is held the week before the Rodeo events begin, with coronation held the first Saturday of the Rodeo. Competition categories will be the same as at the state level which are: Horsemanship (riding a stock contractor's horse); Modeling; Speech; Written test; Horsemanship interview; Media interview; Personal interview and Photogenic.

Part of Becky's wardrobe as queen, is a pair of chaps. Every queen has her own unique pair. Becky designed hers and they were made a reality by Jory Zurcher (F-Z Leather) from Mitchell, Neb., who rodeoed with Becky during college.

"I anticipate traveling roughly 50,000 miles and to 17 states during the year, with an event for sure every other week. I will travel by myself but when I get to the rodeos, the other state queens will be there. Last year there were 28 state queens competing for Miss Rodeo America, but I don't know how many there will be this year."

Becky won't have to pull a horse trailer all those miles she said. "Stock contractors and the volunteer community will provide a horse for me to ride at all the events."

Becky's background is firmly rooted in the ranch and rodeo lifestyle. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Sioux County, Nebraska, where she has ridden since she was very young and competed at her first rodeo at the age of six or seven. "I was in 4-H, which was a big factor, FFA helped and going to all levels of rodeo, got me to this point."

Becky rodeoed all through high school in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying and was a State qualifier in goats and poles and ranked in the top 10 in barrels during her high school career.

Becky is not unfamiliar with the duties and scheduling of a rodeo queen as she is a former Nebraska High School rodeo queen, reigning for the year 2003 during her freshman year at Sioux County High School in Harrison, Neb.

Becky continued her rodeo career through college as a student at Chadron State where she competed in barrels only and was ranked in the top 10 in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as a freshman and sophomore and in the top 15 as a junior. Becky has also competed at the amateur level in the Mid-States Rodeo Association and the Nebraska State Rodeo Association.

"In college I majored in business and nursing," Becky said. Her plans are to take a year off from school to fulfill her duties as queen. "I then will continue with more schooling to become a registered nurse with plans to work in an intensive care unit, with goals to be a flight nurse.

"My emphasis while representing Nebraska in the sport of rodeo will be on making people aware that rodeo is a family oriented event, not necessarily a western lifestyle. Anyone can attend or participate.

"I also want to let people know what a great sport rodeo is and that Nebraska has great rodeo associations at all levels.

"I think what I look forward to the most is traveling all over the United States promoting the sport of rodeo and meeting a lot of great people. I feel my biggest challenge will be fitting in all the appearances I would like to make and attending all those I'm invited to."

"I feel it is a true honor to be selected as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and look forward to all the travel and representing the sport of rodeo."

Becky Grimm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska was crowned in a celebration held Jan. 8, 2011, in the Event Center in Mitchell, Neb.

A crowd of roughly 450 people turned out to help her celebrate and raise funds to defray the costs incurred during her one-year reign.

The event began at 5 p.m. with a social hour followed by a buffet dinner which was served in conjunction with live and silent auctions, several raffles and a dance. Leading the evening from the podium were Georgeann Wearin from Hyannis who was the mistress of ceremonies and Steve Flower from Scottsbluff who served as the auctioneer for the live auction. The outgoing Miss Rodeo Nebraska Michelle Boeshart, did the honors of conferring the crown to Becky. Several local rodeo queens, princesses, and a junior king were introduced and all lent a helping hand with the live auction by presenting items for bid to the audience for viewing.

There were a plethora of auction items in both the live and silent auctions with something for everyone. Just a smattering of the offerings included plant stands, tack, plane ride, artwork, getaways to Montana and Colorado, juke box, housewares, jewelry, dishes, hay, rodeo tickets and a 4-year-old bay quarter horse, 'Jetalon Jack' owned and donated by Becky. Included with the purchase of the horse was 30 days of training.

Becky said, "It is estimated to take about $30,000 for the year, while acting as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and we made about half that at this event, so I'm off to a very good start."

Some of the rewards of being a rodeo queen are the gift of a saddle, $9,000 in scholarship funds and the privilege of driving a new GMC pickup for the year, sponsored by GMC of Chadron.

Becky's odyssey will begin with 15 appearances in the next three months, which are already scheduled, taking her to South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma. She will ultimately travel throughout the United States as an ambassador to the sport of rodeo at amateur and professional rodeos as well as a number of kids' rodeos. Her reign will culminate in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo where she will compete for Miss Rodeo America. The competition is held the week before the Rodeo events begin, with coronation held the first Saturday of the Rodeo. Competition categories will be the same as at the state level which are: Horsemanship (riding a stock contractor's horse); Modeling; Speech; Written test; Horsemanship interview; Media interview; Personal interview and Photogenic.

Part of Becky's wardrobe as queen, is a pair of chaps. Every queen has her own unique pair. Becky designed hers and they were made a reality by Jory Zurcher (F-Z Leather) from Mitchell, Neb., who rodeoed with Becky during college.

"I anticipate traveling roughly 50,000 miles and to 17 states during the year, with an event for sure every other week. I will travel by myself but when I get to the rodeos, the other state queens will be there. Last year there were 28 state queens competing for Miss Rodeo America, but I don't know how many there will be this year."

Becky won't have to pull a horse trailer all those miles she said. "Stock contractors and the volunteer community will provide a horse for me to ride at all the events."

Becky's background is firmly rooted in the ranch and rodeo lifestyle. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Sioux County, Nebraska, where she has ridden since she was very young and competed at her first rodeo at the age of six or seven. "I was in 4-H, which was a big factor, FFA helped and going to all levels of rodeo, got me to this point."

Becky rodeoed all through high school in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying and was a State qualifier in goats and poles and ranked in the top 10 in barrels during her high school career.

Becky is not unfamiliar with the duties and scheduling of a rodeo queen as she is a former Nebraska High School rodeo queen, reigning for the year 2003 during her freshman year at Sioux County High School in Harrison, Neb.

Becky continued her rodeo career through college as a student at Chadron State where she competed in barrels only and was ranked in the top 10 in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as a freshman and sophomore and in the top 15 as a junior. Becky has also competed at the amateur level in the Mid-States Rodeo Association and the Nebraska State Rodeo Association.

"In college I majored in business and nursing," Becky said. Her plans are to take a year off from school to fulfill her duties as queen. "I then will continue with more schooling to become a registered nurse with plans to work in an intensive care unit, with goals to be a flight nurse.

"My emphasis while representing Nebraska in the sport of rodeo will be on making people aware that rodeo is a family oriented event, not necessarily a western lifestyle. Anyone can attend or participate.

"I also want to let people know what a great sport rodeo is and that Nebraska has great rodeo associations at all levels.

"I think what I look forward to the most is traveling all over the United States promoting the sport of rodeo and meeting a lot of great people. I feel my biggest challenge will be fitting in all the appearances I would like to make and attending all those I'm invited to."

"I feel it is a true honor to be selected as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and look forward to all the travel and representing the sport of rodeo."

Becky Grimm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska was crowned in a celebration held Jan. 8, 2011, in the Event Center in Mitchell, Neb.

A crowd of roughly 450 people turned out to help her celebrate and raise funds to defray the costs incurred during her one-year reign.

The event began at 5 p.m. with a social hour followed by a buffet dinner which was served in conjunction with live and silent auctions, several raffles and a dance. Leading the evening from the podium were Georgeann Wearin from Hyannis who was the mistress of ceremonies and Steve Flower from Scottsbluff who served as the auctioneer for the live auction. The outgoing Miss Rodeo Nebraska Michelle Boeshart, did the honors of conferring the crown to Becky. Several local rodeo queens, princesses, and a junior king were introduced and all lent a helping hand with the live auction by presenting items for bid to the audience for viewing.

There were a plethora of auction items in both the live and silent auctions with something for everyone. Just a smattering of the offerings included plant stands, tack, plane ride, artwork, getaways to Montana and Colorado, juke box, housewares, jewelry, dishes, hay, rodeo tickets and a 4-year-old bay quarter horse, 'Jetalon Jack' owned and donated by Becky. Included with the purchase of the horse was 30 days of training.

Becky said, "It is estimated to take about $30,000 for the year, while acting as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and we made about half that at this event, so I'm off to a very good start."

Some of the rewards of being a rodeo queen are the gift of a saddle, $9,000 in scholarship funds and the privilege of driving a new GMC pickup for the year, sponsored by GMC of Chadron.

Becky's odyssey will begin with 15 appearances in the next three months, which are already scheduled, taking her to South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma. She will ultimately travel throughout the United States as an ambassador to the sport of rodeo at amateur and professional rodeos as well as a number of kids' rodeos. Her reign will culminate in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo where she will compete for Miss Rodeo America. The competition is held the week before the Rodeo events begin, with coronation held the first Saturday of the Rodeo. Competition categories will be the same as at the state level which are: Horsemanship (riding a stock contractor's horse); Modeling; Speech; Written test; Horsemanship interview; Media interview; Personal interview and Photogenic.

Part of Becky's wardrobe as queen, is a pair of chaps. Every queen has her own unique pair. Becky designed hers and they were made a reality by Jory Zurcher (F-Z Leather) from Mitchell, Neb., who rodeoed with Becky during college.

"I anticipate traveling roughly 50,000 miles and to 17 states during the year, with an event for sure every other week. I will travel by myself but when I get to the rodeos, the other state queens will be there. Last year there were 28 state queens competing for Miss Rodeo America, but I don't know how many there will be this year."

Becky won't have to pull a horse trailer all those miles she said. "Stock contractors and the volunteer community will provide a horse for me to ride at all the events."

Becky's background is firmly rooted in the ranch and rodeo lifestyle. She was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Sioux County, Nebraska, where she has ridden since she was very young and competed at her first rodeo at the age of six or seven. "I was in 4-H, which was a big factor, FFA helped and going to all levels of rodeo, got me to this point."

Becky rodeoed all through high school in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying and was a State qualifier in goats and poles and ranked in the top 10 in barrels during her high school career.

Becky is not unfamiliar with the duties and scheduling of a rodeo queen as she is a former Nebraska High School rodeo queen, reigning for the year 2003 during her freshman year at Sioux County High School in Harrison, Neb.

Becky continued her rodeo career through college as a student at Chadron State where she competed in barrels only and was ranked in the top 10 in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as a freshman and sophomore and in the top 15 as a junior. Becky has also competed at the amateur level in the Mid-States Rodeo Association and the Nebraska State Rodeo Association.

"In college I majored in business and nursing," Becky said. Her plans are to take a year off from school to fulfill her duties as queen. "I then will continue with more schooling to become a registered nurse with plans to work in an intensive care unit, with goals to be a flight nurse.

"My emphasis while representing Nebraska in the sport of rodeo will be on making people aware that rodeo is a family oriented event, not necessarily a western lifestyle. Anyone can attend or participate.

"I also want to let people know what a great sport rodeo is and that Nebraska has great rodeo associations at all levels.

"I think what I look forward to the most is traveling all over the United States promoting the sport of rodeo and meeting a lot of great people. I feel my biggest challenge will be fitting in all the appearances I would like to make and attending all those I'm invited to."

"I feel it is a true honor to be selected as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and look forward to all the travel and representing the sport of rodeo."




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