Montana's First Lady of Rodeo...

Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2010

Libby Gurnett


Speech, Horsemanship, Personality Appearance, Projection and Presentation

Libby is the 18 year old daughter of Mike and Lauri Gurnett of Helena, and has one brother, Garrett. As a 2010 graduate of Capital High School, she is a three-time qualifier for the National DECA competition and served as co-president of her DECA chapter. She has lettered in track since her sophomore year and has qualified for the AA divisional track meet in 2 events. Libby is attending Montana State University in Bozeman this fall to pursue a degree in Ag. Business with a minor in Media and Communications.

Libby has had a strong passion for horses since her early childhood. As a sixth-generation Montanan, she began riding at her family’s ranch at age five. In 2006 Libby was Miss Last Chance Stampede and Fair, and the 2008 Big Sky Pro Rodeo Princess. As Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2010 Libby will serve as an ambassador for Pro Rodeo, the western industry and the western way of life.

Libby enjoys riding, hunting, fishing, running, hiking, volunteering at Eagle Mount, and attending church. Following the example of her brother, she practices good nutrition and physical fitness.

Libby believes she is blessed to live in Montana and have the support of her family and community. This year, Libby hopes to encourage children to set their standards and goals high, while working hard and focusing on their dreams. She is dedicated to setting a good example by showing younger children the importance of having high morals and a strong will.

There is a quote that Libby lives by, written by Henry David Thoreau: “Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you imagined.”


Official Press Release

Winning the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Montana 2010 was Libby Gurnett, the 17 year old daughter of Mike and Lauri Gurnett of Helena. She is a senior at CapitalHigh School and served as the 2006 Last Chance Stampede and Fair Queen and the 2008 Big Sky Pro Rodeo Princess. She is a two-time National qualifier for DECA and is the co-President of her DECA chapter. She plans to attend college at Montana State University and pursue a degree in Agriculture Media and Communications. She also aspires to become an official Pro Rodeo Cowboy’s Association timer. Gurnett swept the awards at the Pageant, taking home the Speech Award, and all four category awards of Horsemanship, Personality, Appearance, and Projection & Presentation. Gurnett succeeded Samantha Manley of Missoula, a student at Loyola Sacred Heart High School. Manley was presented with a $500 educational scholarship. Also competing in the Teen Pageant were Bridget Gustad of Kinsey and Keenan Hall of Ronan.