Winter 2011 - Miss Rodeo Wyoming



Winter 2011 - Miss Rodeo Wyoming
‐The First Lady of Rodeo in the Cowboy State‐ Winter 2011 —Volume 8—Issue I Corona on Notes 2 Check out these cute handbags!
2011 Sponsors 3 On the Road 4 Where in the World?! 5 Meet the Members 6 Queen’s Corner 7 Erin’s Farewell 8 Thanks to Jlouise Handbags, Brittany will be turning
heads as she walks by with these unique handbags by
Janet Fichtner. These bags are so unique, each
one comes with it’s own make,
model, year, VIN and body
style and signed with a greasy
thumb print… Janet’s other
signature. Log on to to order
your very own jlouise handbag!
Farewell Tour 9 Clinic Info 10 2010 Sponsors 11 Associa on News 12 Welcome Aboard Dan Post
Boots as a Gold Sponsor!
“If you see a small turtle on
top of a fence post, you can
be guaranteed he didn’t get
there by himself”
Greg Helnsley with Dan Post Boots graciously donated several pairs of boots for Brittany to wear
throughout the year! Brittany’s feet will be comfortable as she walks the miles as Miss Rodeo Wyoming
2011! See page 4.
Check out Brittany’s
Sponsors on page 3! ~MRW Crowning Moments~
In October businesses and individuals in Laramie and throughout Wyoming helped me raise money for my year as Miss Rodeo Wyoming during my coronation and auction. The night was
made possible through many sponsors donations. I cannot
thank everyone enough for making that night so special.
I want to thank my coronation crew who helped me plan,
set up, and tear down for the evening. Thank
you to the local FFA chapter for donating their time to set up chairs, and serving the food. A gigantic thank you to Guy
and Marci Warpness and WyoTech for the
pulled pork dinner. Altitude’s
and numerous local restaurants and individuals
donated side dishes and desserts.
The night was given a personal touch with the
stick horse grand entry. Thank you to all of the
kids who participated and helped make the evening memorable. And of course I need to thank
MJ, Wade, and Bryce for assisting me in my
"magic" entrance. It was something that is still talked about.
We had a successful evening with the generosity of those who
joined us. Thank you to all of the buyers of the evening and to
everyone who shared in the festivities. Your support and encouragement is what keeps me going strong.
Of course none of this would have been possible
without the love and support of my family. They
have stood beside me through everything and I
cannot thank them enough! The all put in a lot of
time making the evening flawless. It was so nice
to share this event with them.
As I end my thank you’s, I have two small favors to ask
of everyone. First, please continue the support throughout
your community. Help someone reach their dreams just as
you have with me. I was once told, "If you see a
small turtle on the top of a fence post, you can
be guaranteed he didn't get there alone." So I
urge you to find your turtle and help them reach their
fence post top. The second thing I ask of you is, if you
were in attendance of my coronation, and happen to
have any photos from the evening to please share them
with me. In all of the hustle, we forgot a camera and I
have a very limited number of photos of the evening.
Thank you again for all of the support at my coronation. With your support, I will be the best Miss Rodeo Wyoming I can possibly be!
2 Gold
~2011 Miss Rodeo Wyoming Sponsors~
Cody Stampede
Coy's Yellow Creek Outfitting-Bjoe Coy
First National Bank of Wyoming
Guy Warpness
Wyoming Technical Institute
Dan Post Boots
A. Tsagas Furs
Wyoming State Fair
Wyoming Fur Trappers Assoc.
University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Club
Absolute Acrylics
Ancient Elements Stoneworks
Carpet One
Dove Studios
Down to Earth Dry Cleaners & Laundry
Albany Lodge
Amanda & Guy Johnson
Animal Health Center
Bulls Eye Archery
Carolyn Durand
Corey Kline
Davanne Moul
Dennis & Suzanne Tschacher
Doug Brooks
Dunnuack & Associates, CPA, P.C.
Dustin Richards
First Interstate Bank
Fresh Flower Fantasy
Hannah Scheidemantel
Heidi Peterson
Holton Garden Inn
Irma Hotel & Gift Emporium
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
A Leigh Designs-Amy Rankl
A.M. Back of the Wagon Antiques
All- Around Western Supply
Andy and Sue Heffron
Anna Thomas
Becca Watson
Best Western of Douglas
Bloedorn Lumber
Boot Barn
Burns Rodeo
Capri and Kim Helgeson
Cherries Ice Cream and Grill
Cheryl Guidry
Cinderella Horses
Coffey Engineering & Surveying
Curiosity Shoppe
Dan and Debi Brain
Darlys Pexa
Darryl and Carol Dean
David and Edwina Steele
Deb Grooman
Debbie and Johnny Kuhn
Dental Arts
Don Lamb
Dona Coffey
Duane Toro Real Estate
Dylan and Sherri Harrell
Sully Street Abbey
The Wrangler
Triple J Antlers & Woodwork
University of Wyoming Copy Center
Walk About Kennels– Larie & Dennis Lester
Jacoby Golf
Jlouise Handbags
Joe & Nancy Richards
Julie Pederson
Ken Griffin
Kuhn Family
Laramie Plains Community Federal Credit
Laurie Thoman-Hernandez
Linda Myers
Maverick Motor Sprots of Laramie
Mingles Lounge & Liquor
Monica Hales
Murdoch’s of Laramie
Northridge Discount Liquors
Ollie Hill
Prairie Rose Café
Prehoda Leanord & Edwards
Eileen's Colossal Cookies
Erica Stick
Fat Boys Tire
Fortman's Glass and Paint
Frontier Cycles
Gallery West & The Frame Plant
Galyn and Julie Stahl
Gene and Ellen Linn
Glenda Sorotski
Godfather's Pizza
Grand Newsstand
Hank and Vickie Henry
Heggie Logging
Holiday Inn Express of Laramie
Homestead Physical Therapy
Ivinson Memorial Hospital
Jane Johnson
Jean Rehmeier
Jenna Allen
Jim and Mardy Nicholas
Jim Schwartz
Joe and Gunta Rottman
John Clay
Judy McBride
Juni Fisher
Just Dandy
Kathey Wester
Keith Downy
Lacey Strub
Laramie Ford
Laramie Lanes
Laramie NAPA
Quilt Essentials
Rhoads Family
Sears Authorized Dealer
Sherry Moniz
Snowy Range Vet Clinic (Christa Branch)
Stephanie Kline
The Cut Above
The River Inn
TNT Motorsports
Todd Pearson
Travis Ivey
Treasured Memories
True Value—Laramie
Van’s Wholesale
Wayne Brooks
West Laramie Fly Store
Wyoming Territorial Park Historical Assoc.
Laramie Tire Factory
Lisa and Ed Burns
Lisa Murphy
Little Caesars
Love's Gifts
Marcie and Allen Tanner
Mario and Chandra Rampulla
Mark and Susan Branch
Marsha Lund
Mason Skiles
Miss Etta's
Mountain Valley Bridal
Papa Johns
Papa Murphy's
Pedal House
Pence and MacMillan LLC
Pizza Hut
Randy and Pam Moulton
Ranger Motel, Lounge and Liquor Store
Rick and Audrey Melone
RJ Carl Consulting
Robert and Ruth Castor
Ruffed Up Duck
Sam Seals
Samantha Fields
Sankey Rodeo Co.
Shawn Moulton
Silver Sensations
3 Skyler Erickson
Smith Beverage
Snowy Range Sports Bar and
Spine and Injury Clinic of
Stephanie and Randy Weigel
Steve and Tina Guidry
Sue Demaree
Tammy and Robert Au-France
The Brick B&B
The Copper Kettle
The Still
The Tack Room
Tom and Nancy Messersmith
Tom and Shirley Richards
Touch of Country
Village Inn of Laramie
Wagon Wheel
Wayne's Boots
Westgate Ski
Winter Creek Embroidery
Wyoming Country Glow (with
Salt City Basket)
Wyoming Home
Yellowstone Store
Zona Vig
Th Yo u
On the road with Miss Rodeo Wyoming
MRWA members with Bri any at the WESA Market. Let’s go, let’s show, let’s RODEO! I was honored to start my year as
Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2011 in a familiar
arena. I was invited to present the Wyoming state flag during the Laramie Jubilee Days Fall Brawl New Year’s Eve
rough stock rodeo on New Year’s Eve. It
was special for me because Laramie Jubilee Days gave me my start on this road
to wearing the jade and gold crown. It
was very special to stand in the arena
and look at the spectators before me,
knowing they all supported me over the
years. While the night was extremely
cold, -2° F, is was fun giving back to the
Laramie community.
The first weekend
of January my parents,
Erin and I set our compass
north to Casper to attend
the first 2011 Miss Rodeo
Wyoming Association
meeting. It was a highly
attended meeting and the
association members
showed how excited they are for the
things to come this year. I want to
thank all of the outgoing officers and
congratulate the incoming officers.
The next morning I loaded up
my pickup and headed south to the National Western Stock Show in Denver,
Colorado. I was on hand to carry sponsor flags for the 3rd rodeo performance. It was special to be there that
night because it was the official coronation for Kellsie Purdy, Miss Rodeo Colorado 2011. That week I attended the
Citizen of the West Dinner honoring
Pete Coors. Pete was recognized for his
contributions and devotion to agriculture. The night also featured the numerous National Western Stock Show
scholarship recipients. We were all fortunate to receive a special edition root
beer bottled by Pete Coors. That weekend, Miss Rodeo America 2011, McKenzie Haley, Miss Rodeo North Dakota
2011, Sam Stanke, Miss Rodeo Colorado
2011, Kellsie Purdy, and I visited the
Children’s Hospital. It was an amazing
visit and I wish we had more time to
talk with all the children there. I ended
my first visit to Denver with Goat Roping, which also benefited the scholarship program. It was a fun night and
was great seeing the community support
for the 70+ scholarships given.
The following weekend I was
joined by Laurie Thoman-Hernadez,
Linda and Rod Myers, and Kerri Cook at
the WESA Market. Erin joined us for
only a short time, but it was good to
have her there! We met with many
sponsors and made some great connections. With the support of these people,
I will travel this in year style!
I returned to Denver for the last
8 rodeo performances at the National
Western Stock Show. I finally got my
chance to ride the well-known horse,
Fargo. I had a blast carrying the National Western Stock Show flag during
each opening ceremony. On “Wyoming
Day” we actually carried the Wyoming
State flag which was very special to
me. I also had a chance to talk with
Gov. Matt Mead and his family, along
with members of the Wyoming Stock
Growers. Numerous other state rodeo
queens were present
which gave us an opportunity to start forming
our friendships. Brittany Slaton, Miss Rodeo
California 2011 and I
were honored to have
lunch with long-time
supporters of Miss Rodeo America, John Cavey and Pat
Thompson. Brittany and I also found
out that not only do we share a first
name, but we also share a birthday! I
have had a few days off before I load
everything back up to head to Rapid
City, SD for the Black Hills Stock Show.
The first month of being Miss
Rodeo Wyoming 2011 has been more
than I could have ever imagined. Erin
told me it would be exciting and unbelievable, but I had no idea it would be
this awesome! I want to thank everyone
for the continued support in helping me
get to this point of my life. Thank you to
the association for the hard work they
volunteer every year to help this organization grow. Thank you to my family for
being my backbone and more importantly thank you to Erin for doing
such an amazing job last year and preparing me to carry on the history and
tradition of the title. Ok Wyoming, Let’s
Saddle up and ride on!
Bri any with long‐ me MRW Sponsor Tom Balding. Bri any with Greg Hensley the “Dan Post Boot Man”. Bri any and Laurie Thoman‐
Hernandez with Andreas Tsagas at the WESA Market in Denver. Brittany Richards
Bri any at the Na onal West‐
ern Stock Show Rodeo. Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2011
4 Where in the World is
Miss Rodeo Wyoming?!
These Boots Were Made for Walkin’…
January 2011
February 2011
MRW Budget Mee ng 14
NWSS and Rodeo 28
Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo 8
Coors Pro Rodeo— Gille e 15
NWSS and Rodeo NWSS and Rodeo—Denver 6
Silver Spurs Pageant and Rodeo—Kissimmee, FL 19
Black Hills Stock Show— Rapid City, SD 30
March 2011
4 Snowy Range 5
April 2011
Academy Speech 6
Miss Cody Stampede Pageant 13
MRW Clinic—
Douglas, WY 28
Western Fron er Pro Rodeo—Pocatello, ID 10
Torrington Rotary Mee ng 27
Laramie River Rendezvous DNCFR—Oklahoma City May 2011
Schedule is subject to change.
Please contact
Crystal Myers to schedule
Brittany for an
[email protected]
Big Wyo. Horse Expo 8
Stampede Days Pageant & Rodeo—Bakersfield, CA 10
Thanks to the many
sponsors who made
this travel schedule
Please see page 3
5 Meet the Members:
Julie Pederson
Tell us a little about yourself!!
together into a finished product.
I am a Wyoming native, born and raised
in the Black Hills. My husband, Jim, and I
run the family ranch together with my
parents. We live north of Newcastle at
Four Corners. We also have a family real
estate business, Arnold Realty, in Newcastle. I’ve been a real estate broker for 20
years and we specialize in ranch, hunting
and recreational properties. My hobbies
are photography, making beaded jewelry,
collecting old jars, exploring old homesteads and reading.
What is the hardest part of your job as
Newsletter Chair?
Making sure I had the current mailing/
emailing list of sponsors, MRA National Directors and MRWA Members. The first edition of
the year always seemed to be the most daunting
because you have sponsors from the outgoing
queen and the current queen. As a business
person, who gets asked for donations all the
time, my heart is in keeping sponsors happy
and making sure they don’t get forgotten after
the checks are cashed. So I felt a sense of responsibility to make sure the sponsors were taken care of.
I understand that Stacie Kline (MRW’06) was from
Newcastle as well as Jennifer Lipp (MRW Treasurer),
What kind advice can you give me (the new Newsletter
what are some tourist attractions that Newcastle offers?
Newcastle is on the western edge of the Black Hills, so this entire
Make it fun and interesting. Tell us things that we don’t already
area offers unlimited outdoor recreaknow and promote the sponsors.
tion in all seasons, many tourist attractions, and beautiful scenery. New- What would you tell someone who is interested in getting involved with MRWA?
castle itself is in the corridor of the
Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Route
Pick an area that you want to be involved with and get to work.
and I live close to where the only suc- Don’t do it for your own glory, do it for the girls, for Wyoming
cessful gold robbery of the Stage line and for rodeo. Our western way of life is in jeopardy – Wyoming
occurred. Within an hour & half drive from Newcastle you can
is special place and if we can keep young people involved and cartake in historic treasures like Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore and rying on our traditions we stand a chance of preserving the West.
Spearfish Canyon (where they filmed the ending to Dances With If we don’t do something, who will? I was very proud when WyoWolves). Entertainment is on both ends of the spectrum; the
ming adopted the Code of the West, where else in this country
Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo is going on right now and the
could that happen? Most of the things in the code seem like seSturgis Motor Cycle Rally comes around every August (it’s not all cond nature to us, however there are people who DON’T underas crazy as Full Throttle Saloon). It is a great place to live.
stand the principals at all, which is very sad. The MRWA is one of
How did you get involved with MRWA?
When I was younger my mother was the local pageant coordinator in Newcastle, so I idolized Rhonda Stearns and Donna Hunt
(both former MRWs), and hung on their coat tails whenever possible. I did many queen waves out in the pasture for the cows to
judge. I competed in the MRW Pageant in 1989, winning the
horsemanship & personality categories & was 1st runner up. I actually joined the association when Stacie Kline was MRW. I think
it’s important for people in the queen’s hometown to get involved.
The local sponsors were very generous to Stacie and we wanted to
make sure that they got to follow along with what she was doing.
So we sent Stacie’s sponsors and the Chamber of Commerce
membership a little newsletter. That project evolved into doing
the MRW Newsletter.
the best state organizations, we all have a part to play in keeping
it strong.
I’m sure you’ve had the chance to follow quite a few Miss
Rodeo Wyoming’s as you headed the Newsletter, can
you think of some great stories from their road reports
that were memorable to you?
There are lots of stories, but what I find most memorable is seeing how each girl’s individual personality comes through. As the
year progresses you can see them grow, mature and become more
confident. Wyoming can be very proud of it’s of rodeo queens.
You have done a fantastic job as Newsletter and Membership Chair, what was your favorite part of your job?
I am interested in graphic design, so actually laying out the
newsletter was the part that I enjoyed, seeing everything come
6 Miss Rodeo Wyoming’s Queen Corner
Welcome to Miss Rodeo Wyoming’s Queen Corner! This page is primarily
dedicated to helping young ladies achieve their goals. We will discuss current trends within the queening world, provide an outline of study material as well as resources for pageant clothing, and advice to help everyone
reach their full potential. If you have topics that you would like to discuss
please email me, Erin Heffron at [email protected]
It’s a new year and we’ve all made goals for what we would like to accomplish in 2011. Getting ready for a queen contest can be overwhelming and it is definitely something that should be tackled several months
in advance. Not only are you worrying about getting your horse back in
shape once spring rolls around, but you also have a daunting list of
study topics that need to be tackled. I suggest taking the time to map
out your plan of attack. Start by listing everything from studying equine
science and reading the PRCA Media Guide to scheduling mock interviews and public speaking engagements. Once you’ve written out your
list, take out your calendar and set deadlines for yourself. Be sure to
share this list with someone so that you can keep yourself accountable
and be able to celebrate big accomplishments with them. Here is a list
of possible topics that you should be comfortable with:
Rodeo History
Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare
2010 Year End Awards
Public speaking opportunities—practice giving your speech
any time you can, Lion’s Club, Rotary Club, and 4-H groups are
great examples.
Horsemanship coach—even the most experienced horsemen
take classes and advice; remember that you can never know too
Live and breathe rodeo—take the time to watch a rodeo and
pay attention to the behind the scenes. Watch the stock contractors, know where the judges stand for each event, know where the
out-gate is, and talk to everyone! Ask contestants specifics about
their event, talk to secretaries about their job, get to know the stock
contractors. Be courteous and make sure to leave a positive impression on everyone you come in contact with!
Think outside the box—this is a list of possible topics that
might come up! The great thing about rodeo queen competitions is
that you should be comfortable with anything that is thrown your
way. Be prepared to think on the spot!
PRCA Media Guide
Equine science
Current U.S. and World Events
All-American Pro Rodeo Series
Million Dollar Tour
Xtreme Bulls
Animal Welfare Stats
State Facts
Mock interviews—with family and friends, have them tape you
so you can watch yourself answer questions
PSN’s- current rodeo news
Circuit System
2010 Wrangler NFR Facts
2010 Stock of the Year
Wrangler National Patriot Program
In addition to all of these study topics, it is important to incorporate the
following before you compete:
Rodeo rules (PRCA Rule Book)
2010 World Champions
Rodeo Queen Classified's
Very Classy Green and Brown Kippy Jacket
This custom-made Kippy jacket was worn at the
Miss Rodeo America Pageant for the Cowboy Christmas Scholarship Auction. I wore it with brown
“Stardust” Q-babies. Is very catchy and would be
appropriate for an interview or dress up occasion.
Size small.
Asking $850
Please contact Erin Heffron at
[email protected]
Beautiful Jan Faulkner Orange Pearl Dress
This dress is great for formal occasions! Worn at the
President’s Luncheon at MRA, this dress is one of a
kind! Jan Faulkner’s intricate attention to detail makes
this dress stand out! Comes with matching pearl earrings and size 7 boots!
Asking $1500
Please contact Erin Heffron at
[email protected]
If you have clothes that you are trying to sell, shoot me an e-mail! Please include a picture and description of the garment, size,
price and your contact information.
Pop Quiz:
Name all of the stock contractors from Wyoming, list any notable stock from their string and any interesting
facts. Hint: This may come up at the clinic! Happy Studying!
7 Erin’s Farewell
ravels (plural) referring to more than
one action of going from one place to another by car, plane, train or ship. The
travels of Miss Rodeo Wyoming became
more than just a trip from one rodeo to another, rather, a
journey of exploration. I had the distinct honor of wearing
the jade crown for a year, something that I continue to marvel about two months after passing on the legacy. It gave me
the opportunity to grow as an individual both in my personal
life as well as my future professional life. I used to joke about
my occupation of being “professional rodeo queen,” which
goes a long way in describing my duties; professional public
speaker, professional time manager, professional hair stylist
(only one style…don’t forget the wings!), professional fundraiser, and professional Dodge truck driver! Many former
state rodeo queens can relate to the value of taking a year to
represent their state, an experience that we will continue to
relive for the rest of our lives!
The last few months of my reign were filled with excitement! From flying to Oregon for the 100th anniversary of
Pendleton Round-up, to placing the jade crown on Brittany’s
hat during her coronation, to competing for the title of Miss
Rodeo America, the last few months were unforgettable. Although I didn’t do as well as I had hoped in Las Vegas, I don’t
want to let that define my worth as a rodeo queen. I had an
incredible year; I built strong relationships and gained important life skills throughout my year as Miss Rodeo Wyoming. God blessed me with the experience to represent you
all and I hope that I made you proud!
As I begin the next chapter of my life, I am thankful
for so many things! I wouldn’t have been able to have such a
great year without the support of my loving family, my gracious sponsors and a strong state organization. Thanks to
everyone who made this year possible! The future looks
bright from my perspective! I am currently finishing my degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University
of Wyoming. It is safe to say that I love all of my classes because I am refreshed from a year off and I’m ready to tackle
more goals. Although I am not running track anymore, I
have been busy with my job as a fitness instructor at UW (I
teach a group weight lifting class called “sculpting”). I hope
to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in December and with
God’s grace, I’ll be able to apply to Physical Therapy school
the following year. As some of you have noticed, I recently
took over the job of Newsletter Chair for the MRWA and I
am enjoying giving back to the organization that shaped me
into who I am today. I have some big shoes to fill from the
previous Newsletter Chair, Julie Pederson, but she has given
me strong guidance!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for
believing in me and making my year unforgettable!
God Bless Wyoming! Erin Heffron
Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2010
8 Erin’s Farewell Tour
Pictures speak louder than words….
Thanks for such an incredible year!!
9 Miss Rodeo Wyoming Clinic 2011
Featuring current and past Miss Rodeo Wyoming’s
Hands On Horsemanship
Equine Science
Public Speaking
Open to girls of all ages!!
Clinic Fee: $200 due by March 1st
Study Materials—$25
Please contact Stacy Berger
P.O. Box 1952
Laramie, WY 82073
(307) 760-6354
[email protected] Attitude/Congeniality
How to Study
Princess/Jr. Queen & High School
Queen Info
Parent’s Seminar
MRA & MRW Info Horsemanship Clinician:
Megan Grieve
Miss Rodeo Colorado 2008,
4th Runner-up to MRA
Stalls: Will be available at the fairgrounds indoor arena. One horse
per participant. You are responsible
for care and stall cleaning. Stall
rental is included in the tuition
Lodging: A dorm has been reserved for us on the State Fairgrounds. Mothers are welcome to
stay there. You will need to supply
your own bedding, etc. Price of
dorm is included in tuition.
Little Miss Rodeo Wyoming Pageant 2011
The Little Miss Rodeo Wyoming Pageant is back in 2011! Contact Stacy Berger—See above
contact information
Open to girls ages 5-12, it is a great opportunity for future Miss Rodeo Wyoming’s to mingle with contestants and spend some quality
time with Brittany Richards! Entries are $50 if registered before
August 1st and $65 after August 1st. The girls will receive a special
T-shirt , autographs from contestants and participate in a minipageant during the speeches and
modeling portion of the 2012 Miss
Rodeo Wyoming Pageant. Come
take a preview of Miss Rodeo
Wyoming’s bright future!
10 ~2010 Miss Rodeo Wyoming Sponsors~
Teton County Fair
Fuchs Family
Mark Marino
Friends of Fair
Longhorn Corral Ranch Supply
Staples —Jackson
Kris Ciesinski
Bob Lundy– Diamond L Trucking
Jackson Hole High School Rodeo
Holmes Construction
Jolly Jumbuck
Casey Hunter
Tim and Kathy Mahieu
Feuz Excavation
Cody Stampede Rodeo
Dick and Mary Carol
David Lockman
Jackson Hole Ski Resort
Greg and Linda McHuron
Susan Hindman Tom & Be y Bock Susan Ca abriga Suzanne & Steven Olmstead Kevin & Stacy Mason Hines Goldsmith Grant & Beth Durtschi Life is Good Wrangler Magazine Mel Dahl Stone Drug Alice & Larry Williamson Rod & Linda Myers Carol Petersen Suzanne Steward Heffron Family Maher Family Lees Tees Pilates Place Bradi Nelson Tim & Laurie Stone Becky Cloe a Roy’s Auto Vogel Family D’Agos no Family Carol Schar Sandy & Jack Dennis Billy & Jackie James Teton County Sherriff Ken & Harlene Blair Pat Goe Billy & Alesa Beard Albores Family Paul Carite Kippy’s
Teton Saddle Back Vistas
Wyoming Trappers Assoc.
Wyoming State Fair
Fall Line Design
Dan and Nancy Heffron
John Cavey & Pat Thompson
Dan Post Boots
Wear It Out Manuel
Tim Bath Chaps
Julie Pederson
Linn Family
K2 News
Cowgirl Creations Web Design
The Wrangler Horse & Rodeo News
Shackelford Sales
Cody Brinton-Wildlife Western
Photography, Life & Rodeo
Mangis Family
Best Western—Douglas
Linn Ranch
Sheila’s Hair Salon
Nani’s Genuine House of Pasta
Mill Iron Ranch
Snow King
Flat Creek Saddle
Martindale’s Western Store– Laramie
Ryan Cleaners
Al and Jen Heffron
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Twisted X Boots
Bailey Hat Co.—Mike Amerman
Tandy Brand Belts
Palmer Family Carol & Ed Owens Rod Evere Pat Hardeman Jamie & Pam Heffron Rob & Pam Woodson JoAnne Hague Game Creek Ranch Martha MacEachern Al & Carol Parker 49’er Motel Mahood Family Jenny Jensen Auto Detail Linda Kay Nelson Jo Gathercole Jeanne Sanders Be y DeLauren s Earle & Pa y Layser Joanne & Peter Steward Rich Lunde Cathy Edmiston Marcia Campbell Stefani Thompson Jennifer Lipp John & Nancy Siverd Sweet Pony Design Ingrid Weber Shelly & Lou Gaylord Andrews Family Smith’s Jim & Linore Wallace Loose Family Lilly & Co. 11 Walsh Family Sandra Wilkerson Deb Lundy Grant Wilson JC Jewelers Ann Walth Deanne Harris S lson Family Sandy Chapman Selena Pope Kral Family Chuck & Pat Cou s Ann Palumba Lolly Klug Jamie Pond Orin & Bonnie Budge Skinny Skis Albertson’s Jane & Peter Mackay Ilene Wagner Gun Barrel Diane Sinico Nick Siddle Shanna Bellman Touch of Class S tch ‘N’ Time John Brazinski Bella Cose Lorin & Liza Wilson Ulla Soderman Hide Out Leather Megan Bogle Jeff & Tracey Heilbrun Dick Boevingloh Steve & Luanne Kilpatrick Stellar Family Laurie Thoman‐Hernandez Natrona Co. Cowbells Big Hollow Food Co‐Op Centrella Family Cowboy Village Resort Echo Rigby Molly Goodrich Branding Images Photography Prauener Family Bustle Creek Ou i ers NASCAR– Mike Thompson Cowboy Steak House Rendezvous Bistro Q Road House Osteria Carolyn Durand St. John’s Hospital MRI Dept. Dail Barbour Denny Derango Boot Barn– Laramie Daily Family Deanna Cro s Shirley Lilly Elaine Hillman West & Company Sitka Sales Parker Enterprises k
Tha You
MRW Association
News and Notes
During the winter meeting in
Casper, the MRWA elected
new officers! Check out the
We had a record number of
members in attendance for the
A big thanks goes out to Julie
Pederson (See Page____)
for her hard work as Newsletter and Membership Chair
since 2006. Julie handed over
the position to Erin Heffron.
Suzanne Stewart has returned to Sheridan after moving to New Mexico. We are
happy to have her back in the
Cowboy State!
Miss Rodeo Wyoming Association Governing Committee
President: Rod Myers, 307-672-8319
Vice President: Lindy Johnson
Secretary: Pam Rivers
Treasurer: Jennifer Lipp, [email protected], 307-746-6329
WY National Director: Laurie Thoman-Hernandez, [email protected], 307-877-9336
Scheduling Coordinator: Crystal Rivers-Myers, [email protected], 307-851-5811
Immediate Past MRW: Erin Heffron, [email protected], 307-690-8911
WSF Director: James Goodrich, [email protected]
Asst. WSF Director: Vicky Rupert, [email protected]
At-Large Members
Stacy Berger, [email protected], 307-760-6354
David Kline,
Kerri Cook, [email protected], 406-343-2211
Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2011—Brittany Richards
Official Website:
New Arrival
Welcome into the world Bayla Rae Berger, born on
December 3rd to proud parents Kyle and Stacy Berger.
Stacy was Miss Rodeo Wyoming in 2008 and her parents, Orville and Lindy Johnson are active MRWA
Members! Bayla definitely has a future in rodeo queening!
This publication is available to be
delivered electronically to your
inbox. Please contact
Erin Heffron
[email protected]
(307) 690-8911
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Deadline for Next Edition
If you are interested in
becoming a sponsor of Miss
Rodeo Wyoming, Brittany
Richards please contact
Kerri Cook at 406-343-2211
If you have an announcement,
queen clinic, queen’s corner topic,
or news that you would like to be
included in the next issue please
Erin Heffron. DEADLINE: April 29th 2011 Dues are Now Payable
The MRWA offers members the opportunity to stay up to date on Miss Rodeo Wyoming and
Miss Rodeo America events, to be active and help young ladies achieve their goals. All levels of
membership will receive the MRWA Newsletter.
Miss Rodeo Wyoming Association By-Laws include the following provision for members with
unpaid dues: Only members in good standing for one year will have the privilege of
voting on bylaw changes and for Governing Committee positions. Only members in
good standing for one year may hold a Governing Committee position in the Association.
Membership Levels
MRWA Regular Membership—$35—Open to all individuals, committees and businesses.
MRWA Active Membership—$25—Active members must attend a minimum of 2 meetings per year & serve on a committee. Must have been a member for at lease one year to apply
for active membership.
Ambassador Membership—$100— Open to all individuals, committees and businesses
who would like to help support the MRWA Mission. Recognition in the MRWA Newsletter.
Newsletter Subscription—$10— Open to current titleholders and young ladies who are
interested in competing for a crown. No voting privileges. 12 To schedule
MRW 2011— Brittany Richards for an
appearance at your western function or
business event please contact the MRW
Scheduling Coordinator: Crystal Myers
@ 307-851-5811 or
[email protected]
Platinum and Gold Sponsors–
Remember that part of your
sponsorship package is a promotional
appearance(s) by Miss Rodeo Wyoming
at your business function!