Intermountain Professional Rodeo Association announces winning Rodeo Queens
Intermountain Professional Rodeo Association hit the Pocatello area last weekend at the Bannock County Event Center.
Not only were cowboys and cowgirls in town but also rodeo queens.
This year’s rodeo queen contest had 9 girls competing in 4 divisions they competed in horsemanship where they also gave a speech titled “What is special and unique about the rodeo you represent” and went through an interview answering questions on various items. Besides being in the rodeo and passing items out to the crowd the queens also visited the Idaho Veterans Home and held an autograph party at Vicker’s Western Wear.
The 2018 Queens were Sr. Queen Sarah Weekes of Meridian, ID; Teen Queen Kylie Montieth of Paul, ID; Jr Queen Hagann Gittins of Idaho Falls, ID and PeeWee Queen McKenna Caldwell of Chesterfield, ID these 4 queens represented all 2018 at parades and rodeos in Idaho and Wyoming.
The new queens for 2019 are Sr. Queen Katey Gutman of Pocatello, ID she won the following categories speech; Teen Queen is Bailee Mackey of Evanston, WY she won the following categories photogencis, poise and personality, speech and horsemanship; Jr Queen is Megan Taber of Shoshone, ID she won the following categories photogenics, poise and personality, speech and horsemanship and the new PeeWee Queen is Hadlee Jo Kotter of Howell, UT she won the following categories photogenics, poise and personality and horsemanship.
The other awards went to Kylie Montieth of Paul, ID 1st Runner Up to Sr Queen and she won the horsemanship category; 2nd Runner Up to Sr Queen Kylie Freeman of Chesterfield, ID and she won the photogenics and poise and personality categories; 1st Runner Up to Teen Queen Sami Lusk of American Falls, ID; 2nd Runner Up to Teen Queen Bailie Bramwell she won the Congeniality category and 1st Runner Up to PeeWee Cheznee Mackey of Evanston, WY and she won the speech category. The winner of Free-Style Horsemanship went to Hagann Gittins.
The overall winner with the highest points won a saddle sponsored by Portneuf Health Partners and Vicker’s Western Wear and that winner was Hadlee Jo Kotter.
This year’s judges were Shannon Dooley, Lacey Christiansen and Aubrey Homburg. IMPRA wants to thank the many sponsors they had and appreciate everything they do for this contest.
The sponsors were Portneuf Health Partners, Vicker’s Western Wear, B Bar B Leather, Michael Christensen Lasering, Cal Stores in Pocatello, Riverside Boot and Saddle, Shirley Kendall – Country Classics, L. Sheer Photography, Hailey Kelso Photography, Jump In Gravity, Wicked Cute Boutique, Krissy Madsen, Bracken Gittins, Hailey Wynn, Connie Wynn, Smartstyle, Claire’s, Great Clips, Colorful Cowgirl by Gloria Hammond, ACE, Inc., Vicky’s Cut & Tan, Stilettos & Spurs – Shannon Dooley, Two Brothers Construction, Lazy H Appaloosas, Wood River Bookkeeping, Courtney Johnson at Idaho Press Journal and Todd Blackington at Portneuf Medical Center.