Miss Rodeo Nebraska contestants face off in style show
Contestants Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2022 and Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska competed at the Neville Center on Tuesday night in a style show, where each contestant donned outfits ranging from casual to formal.
Candidates also took turns answering questions that provided insight into their personalities.
During the previous two days of competition, competitors have taken part in horseback riding and speech competitions and the winners will be crowned Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. at the Buffalo Bill Rodeo.
Teenage contestants will be crowned at the Mid-Plains Community College South Campus Theater at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
The candidates for Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2022:
Danielle Forster: Forster, of Smithfield, is the 21-year-old daughter of Kevin and Kim Forster. Forester is a junior at the University of Nebraska where she is a member of the Pre-Vet Club, Rodeo Club, Equestrian Team, Horse Judging Team, and a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. free time, she enjoys embroidering, collecting records and spending time with family and friends.
Jessica lange: Lange, originally from Crofton, Neb., Is the 20-year-old daughter of Roger and Jeanine Lange of Smithfield. She is currently attending the University of Wyoming where she is pursuing her BA in Agriculture. Lange is a member of the University of Wyoming ranch rodeo team and hopes to return to the family ranch and carry on the family legacy and traditions. Her love for agriculture and what it represents inspired her to continue her education.
Bailey Lehr: Lehr, originally from Columbus, is the 20-year-old daughter of Lance and Joan Lehr. She is currently attending Central Community College where she will graduate in May with an Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Business. Lehr plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business at Kansas State University. She is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the Nebraska Foundation Quarter Horse Association, and the National Barrel Horse Association. She plans to participate in a college rodeo while in Kansas State.
Megan Pendergast: Pendergast, of Brady, is the 21-year-old daughter of Matt and Rebecca Engels. Pendergast attended Mid Plains Community College and is a certified phlebotomist. She was a member of 4-H for many years and loved to show off her ranch horses. His previous titles include 2017 Logan Co. Rodeo Queen and 2019-2020 Southwest Rodeo Queen. Pendergast is a current member of the Velvet Spurs Drill Team.
Candidates for Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska
Brooke Lehr: Brooke Lehr, originally from Columbus, is the 16-year-old daughter of Lance and Joan Lehr. Brooke Lehr attends Scotus Central Catholic High School where she competes in volleyball, basketball, track and field and cheerleading. She loves to participate in rodeos, be it queen races or barrel races. Brooke Lehr is an active member of the Saint Isidore Catholic Church. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, quad biking and a good country music concert.
Jaelyn Himmelberg: Himmelberg, of Lawrence, is the 15-year-old daughter of John and Cassandra Himmelberg. She attends Blue Hill High School in the first grade. Himmelberg is a passionate dancer. She enjoys camping, fishing, playing the violin, guitar and piano. She is an active member in many school activities and president of the first grade class.
Hannah siwinski: Siwinski, from Central City, is the 16-year-old daughter of Mike and Sherry Siwinski. She attends Palmer Public School. Siwinski is a 4-H ambassador and enjoys judging cattle and horses as well as the quiz bowl. She enjoys raising and showing horses and participates in FFA, archery, marching band and athletics.
Calie Troyer: Troyer, from North Platte, is the 16 year old daughter of Kyle Troyer and Yvette Troyer. She attends Hershey Public Schools where she participates in FBLA, One Act, Speech and Dance Team. Troyer is a member of 4-H and participates in the foster children’s program and their events. She attends and volunteers at church activities, enjoys board games, and is also very competitive.
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