Miss Omak Stampede 2011
78th Annual Omak Stampede
Jonnie Raye Crossland
Hello and welcome friends to the 78th annual Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race! I am the queen of this prestigious rodeo for the year of 2011. I come from the wild world of hard work and dedication called rodeo. I have been a competitor in rodeo since age five, working my way through the ranks of Junior Rodeo where I won numerous all-around and event titles and took on my first two royalty titles, Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Queen and Princess. I moved up to Junior High School Rodeo, qualifying for my first national trip in the 8th grade for goat tying with Team Washington in Gallup, New Mexico. When I moved up to high school, I joined the Washington State High School Rodeo Association, qualifying for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Farmington, New Mexico, and Gillette, Wyoming, in the barrel racing each year since I was a freshman and qualifying for the queen contest twice. My next step will be to compete in college rodeo for Central Wyoming College in the fall of 2011, while working toward receiving a degree in radio/television news broadcasting.
Like Leo Moomaw and Tim Bernard, I had a dream for the Omak Stampede. While theirs was of starting the rodeo, mine was of helping it continue. I have had opportunities to represent my town before, as well as the whole state of Washington, but to represent such a fine hometown rodeo is a true honor. This rodeo offers so much to the local communities and has so many wonderful sponsors and volunteers that have come to be a part of my growing rodeo family. Happy Trails!
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