Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Rodeo Montana 1998

Contestants

  • CONTESTANT 1

    Rebecca Boulden

    Rebecca Boulden

    representing the 1997 Northwest Montana Pro Rodeo, better known as Becky, was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana, in the heart of the gorgeous Flathead Valley. Becky is the 21 year old daughter of Myron and Marilynn Boulden also of Kalispell. She attended Flathead High School, then began her quest for a degree in Business with a minor in Agriculture. The first year she attended Montana State University-Northern in Have, then went home to study at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. She is currently working at the family owned business. Escrow Services of Kalispell, where she is a clerk and receptionist. Becky plans to attend FVCC again during the 1998 spring semester to keep working towards her degree.

    Becky enjoyed being a part of the Flathead High School Speech and Rodeo teams. She also was an active FFA member in which she participated in livestock judging competitions. Becky played intramural basketball in both high school and college. She also was active in the MSU-Northern Rodeo Club and a member of the FVCC women's soccer team.

    Becky was a 9 year 4-H member in which she has won many ribbons and awards in a variety of projects. She has also won awards and ribbons by participating in O'Mok'See, APHA shows, team penning, local horse shows and rodeos. Becky enjoys playing the piano and has won a District Music Festival award in high school.

    Paint horses are Becky's biggest obsession, especially all of the activities she and her Paint's participate in. She also enjoys writing in Calligraphy, reading, listening to music, dancing and singing. Becky likes the outdoors, trail riding and playing with all the family pets.

    Representing Montana, as Miss Rodeo Montana, Becky sees a priceless opportunity to promote the sport of Rodeo, while emphasizing morality, hard work and enthusiasm of the Western Way of life which she, as a Montanan, values so much.

  • CONTESTANT 2

    Kari Tinsley

    Kari Tinsley

    Miss Dillon Jaycee Rodeo is the daughter of Mick and Betty Tinsley of Dillon. She is 21 years old and has blonde hair and green eyes. She graduated from Beaverhead County High School. Kari is currently attending Montana State University, pursuing a degree in Psychology.

    Kari has been active in the Little Britches Rodeo Association, National High School Rodeo Association, Northern Rodeo Association as a junior competitor, and currently holds cards in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association as well as the Northern Rodeo Association.

    Her hobbies include rodeo, bowling, volleyball, Basketball, swimming, and giving goat tying and barrel racing workshops for different youth groups in her community.

    Kari's goals are to receive a degree in psychology, and practice within Montana's correctional facilities.

    A very special thanks to my family, (Mom, Dad, Wes), Monte Clemow & all the girls at Kirkpatrick Hatters, and Dezi & Roy Haderline, for the love, encouragement and support, which has allowed me to pursue my goals. To my family, friends and sponsors, you are the ones that actually made all of this possible for me.

  • CONTESTANT 3

    Misty Brookman

    Misty Brookman

    Miss Rodeo Red Lodge, 22. Setting her boots in the footprints of her great-grandfather, Clyde Brookman, who homesteaded in Wolf Point, Montana and raised horses for the government. Then she followed the path made by her Uncle Marvin of the Brookman Rodeo Co., who has produced some of the finest PRCA bucking horses sold during the NFR Bucking Horse and Bull Safe field each year in Las Vegas at the National Finals. Helping along the way is Dad, Chris, a rancher and cattle buyer as well as a PRCA team roper. Of course, it doesn't hurt when Mom, Vicky, raises quarter horses and thoroughbreds. Once in a while even brother Justin, a NRA steer wrestler and team roper, has some advice for "little sister".

    Misty has been active in 4-H, Junior and High School rodeos, and participated in AQHA Horse Shows. In 1989, she won the 4-H State Champion Showman title and competed in goat tying and team roping at the National High School Rodeo Invitational Finals held in Fallen, Nevada. Misty is a current cardholder in the National Barrel Horse Association and attends school at Eastern Wyoming College, studying Veterinary Technology. She also earned a music scholarship. Misty said this could qualify her as a "singing" cowgirl.

    At college Misty serves on the Activities Board, Dorm Council, and is a member of the Vet Tech Club. After graduation. Misty plans to become a pharmaceutical representative for animal health and continue in the National Barrel Horse Association.

    Since the beginning of her quest, there have been so many helping hands, warm smiles, and reassuring hugs.

  • CONTESTANT 4

    Erika Bakker

    Erika Bakker

    Miss Rodeo Western Montana, 1997, is the 21-year old daughter of Ronald and Laura Bakker of Missoula. She is a graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology/Criminology, and a minor in Spanish from the University of Montana, and is currently awaiting acceptance into the University of Montana Law School.

    Erika was born and raised in Missoula and has spent her entire life involved in activities she loves. During the summer, Erika enjoys spending hours with her horses. She shows on the MQHA Circuit, attends rodeos, and helps her mother with a barn full of horses and clients each year.

    Erika has received many awards, including AQHA Championships points, WMQHA Championships, MQHA awards, and 4-H County and State Awards. She was a member and Captain of her High School Varsity basketball team, a member of the National Honors Society, and in college was a member of the Criminology Club. Currently she is employed at Child and Family Resources Council and works for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and in the past has strongly advocated the D.A.R.E. Program through the Missoula County Police Department.

    Her ambitions in life are to receive her JD at the University of Montana Law School and continue on establishing her own practice.

    Becoming Miss Rodeo Montana would be an opportunity for Erika to dedicate herself to being a positive role model, informing the public of the valuable history associated with the sport of rodeo, while acting in a mature, responsible, and professional manner as an ambassador of the sport.

  • CONTESTANT 5

    Jacqueline Jensen

    Jacqueline Jensen

    Miss Miles City Bucking Horse Sale, is the 20 year old daughter of Jack and Marsha Jensen of Winnett. She was raised on their family ranch and has always been very involved in running the operation. She is a graduate of Winnett High School and is currently attending Dawson Community College, where she is pursuing her degree in Family and Consumer Science. She is on full rodeo scholarship and co-captain of the women's rodeo team. She competes in breakaway roping, goat tying, and barrel racing while earning 19 credits a semester.

    While attending school in Winnett she held a 3.78 grade point average and was very active, in high school rodeo, choir, basketball, cheerleading, VICA, being president of the student council, the National Honor Society, and a local 4-H club, teaching Sunday school, and volunteer tutoring. Her honors include: Academic All State, cheering for the East/West Shrine Game, District Honor Choir, District one's high school rodeo queen, and salutatorian of her graduating class.

    Jackie was a ten-year member of the Montana 4-H program and during that time she won two national 4-H trips, the first to the Denver Stock Show where she competed in the National 4-H Horse Judging Contest and finished 13th over all and the second to Memphis Tennessee for National 4-H congress where she was a member of the Fashion Review.

    Jacqueline's ambitions are to finish her Family and Consumer sciences degree at Montana State University-Bozeman and teach in a small Montana school. She would also like to raise and train barrel horses in her spare time.

    Representing Montana as Miss Rodeo Montana has been a life long dream for Jacqueline. It would be a wonderful opportunity to share rodeo knowledge and values with youth of all ages. She would like to spend her time visiting with schools, hospitals, and retirement homes and traveling the U.S. representing our state.

    Jacqueline would like to send out a very special thanks to her family for their unconditional love, time, and understanding. She would also like to thank them for always keeping one foot nailed down so that, I couldn't run too far ahead of myself.

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