Rodeo Royalty

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2020 MANAWA RODEO QUEEN

Tori Boyea

Hi there!

I’m Tori Boyea— your 2020 Mid-Western Rodeo Queen. I live in the town of Hobart on a quaint 5 acre hobby farm that I’ve been blessed to call home for the past 18 years. I recently graduated from West De Pere high school and now currently enrolled at Northeast Wisconsin technical college in the Graphic Design and Technology program. I am the youngest of three and enjoy spending lots of time with family, traveling, and being outside. 

Out of my family, I am the only one who really expressed an interest in horses at a young age. At 5 years old my parents built our small barn and bought our first set of retired horses. It wasn’t long until I was saddling up and riding on the trails alone. When I turned 12 my parents bought me my first young horse named Henry. It didn’t take long to realize that this 3 year old fluff ball was going to be my heart horse. The summer after my freshman year of high school I was introduced to a “backyard” drill team where I then trailered Henry for the first time to Manawa for the Rodeo City Riders drill team clinic….(Manawa was where everything started to take off!)

At the drill clinic was the first time I saw the Pink Ribbon Rebel drill team perform and I was in absolute awe. Less than a year later some miracle chain of events happened and Henry and I were starting our first season on a rodeo drill team. My parents took all of this in great stride and traded their summer flip flops for cowboy boots. We found ourselves a travel trailer, and hit the road! 

Since then I have fallen in love with the sport of rodeo, met new people and continued to learn more and more. My third summer with the Pinks I took a leap and ran for rodeo royalty here at Manawa. When I started thinking about running for royalty it was a no brainer to give it a shot at the place where it all began.

I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the Ziebell family for putting on an amazing weekend year after year here at Manawa, your hard work does not go unnoticed. I would also like to thank my amazing family for being so extremely supportive of this crazy wonderful journey.  And thank you to all of the rodeo fans traveling to Manawa year after year to come see the greatest show on dirt! 

With great gratitude, 

Tori Boyea

 

 

2020 MANAWA RODEO PRINCESS

TIA KING

Hey all you rodeo fans!

My name is Tia King and I am your 2020 Mid-Western Rodeo Princess. I am 18 years old and I am a 2019 graduate of Seymour Community High School. I am currently attending University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Exercise and Sports Science in the hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist for the Justin Sports Medicine Team. My hobbies include barrel racing, sports photography, and of course rodeos!

Ever since I was in diapers, I have been on a horse. With the help of my Grandpa Lonnie Johnson and my Uncle Kevin Johnson, I was able to achieve every little girl’s dream. For the past three years I have been a part of the National Barrel Horse Association. Traveling across the great state of Wisconsin competing against the best in our area, I have managed to qualify three time for the NBHA Youth World Championships in Perry, Georgia.

Becoming the Mid-Western Rodeo Princess for another year gives me the opportunity to continue to travel across the state of Wisconsin, meet new people and educate them on the sport of rodeo, and be a part of the best sport there is, rodeo!

I would like to thank the Ziebell family along with the Manawa Lions Club who work endlessly to put a great rodeo on year after year! I would also like to thank my grandpa who drives the trailer when need be, my parents for getting me to all the places I need to go to, and of course my sisters for letting me borrow their clothes. But most importantly, I would like to thank you rodeo fans, for making this the greatest show on dirt!

I hope to see you all at the rodeo!

Tia King
2020 Mid-Western Rodeo Princess