Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contestants 2023
July 13, 2023
Katie Burch is the daughter of Dallas and Anna Burch of Oshoto. She is homeschooled and will be a second grader this fall.
She enjoys riding horses, crafting, and playing the piano. Katie participates in local rodeos in the barrels, poles, dummy roping and sheep riding events.
Katie is a member of the Carlile Wranglers 4-H Club. Her scholastic ambition is to continue enjoying the different subjects in school.
She would like to represent Crook County as the next Rodeo Pee-Wee Princess because she wants to represent rodeo and the western lifestyle. She was born and is being raised in Crook County, which supports one another, so she is proud to be a part of it.
Katie is sponsored by her parents, Dallas and Anna Burch.
Kimberly Burch is the daughter of Austin and Amber Burch of Oshoto. She will be a seventh grader this fall at Moorcroft Secondary.
She enjoys riding her horse, making beaded jewelry, drawing, swimming and jumping on the trampoline. Kimberly plays on the basketball and volleyball teams and also participates in youth rodeos in the barrel racing, pole bending and flag racing events, as well as showing horses at the Crook County Fair Horse Show.
Kimberly is a member of the Carlile Wranglers 4-H club, and AQHA. Her scholastic ambition is to get straight As in school next year.
Kimberly helps her community by attending neighbors' brandings and doing cattle work. She also has helped clean the Hulett rodeo grounds, made gifts for her 4-H club's adoptive grandparents at Christmas and Valentine's Day, and helped with the Samaritan Shoebox project. She also enjoyed helping at the Oshoto Bible Church VBS this year.
She would like to represent Crook County as the next Rodeo Junior Princess because her family has lived in Crook County for many generations and she has the privilege to grow up on the family ranch. Her goal is to inspire other young girls to join the Crook County Rodeo Royalty Association.
Kimberly is sponsored by Trophy Ridge Outfitters of Carlile, Stormy and Becky Burch of Oshoto and Open Country Outfitters of Oshoto.
Cienna McGuckin is the daughter of Mike and Tammy McGuckin of Sundance. She will be a sophomore at Sundance Secondary this fall.
She enjoys horseback riding, shed hunting and fishing. Cienna plays volleyball, does cheerleading and participates in rodeo in the barrel and pole bending events.
Cienna is a member of her local FFA chapter and the school choir. Her scholastic ambition is to become a lawyer by attending Black Hills State University, followed by the University of Wyoming.
Cienna helps her community by cleaning up trash, visiting the elderly and helping with the Heart of Gold Livestock Show.
She would like to represent Crook County as the next Rodeo Princess because it is her home and she is very proud of it. Crook County is a very tight community and she always feels welcome here. Her goal is to stand for her community, and represent her home to the best of her ability.
Cienna is sponsored by her parents, Mike and Tammy McGuckin.
Savanah Peterson is the daughter of Tuffy and Janelle Peterson of Sundance. She will be a junior at Sundance Secondary this fall.
She enjoys golf, wrestling, trail riding, camping, art and meeting new people whether it's at a rodeo, golf tournament or just passing by on the street. Savanah is an active member of the golf, wrestling and volleyball teams at Sundance Secondary. She has participated in the youth rough stock rodeo and rode a mini bronc, which inspired her to pursue the sport of rodeo.
Savanah is a member of the Bearlodge FFA Chapter of Sundance, Range Riders 4-H Club, Devils Tower Golf Club and Sundance Country Club. Her scholastic ambition is to maintain her 4.0 GPA throughout high school and attend college majoring in equine science.
Savanah helps her community by participating in activities such as town clean-up, various fundraisers and delivering Easter lilies to the nursing homes around town.
She would like to represent Crook County as the next Rodeo Princess because she would like to be a role model for the future generations of youth in our area. She would also like to demonstrate what can be accomplished with hard work, and always being willing to lend a helping hand.
Savanah is sponsored by her parents, Janelle and Tuffy Peterson.
The Crook County Rodeo Royalty Association would like to recognize this year's sponsors: Sundance State Bank, Neiman Enterprise, White's Queen City Motors, Signature Auto Sales, Pinnacle Bank, Powder River Energy, Aladdin Store, Coffee Cup Fuel Stop, Crook County Cattlewomen, Integrity Meats, Stormy and Becky Burch, Vila's Pharmacy, Trophy Ridge Outfitters, Pete's Clothing, Crook County Veterinary, Belle Fourche Veterinary, Dakota Mill & Grain, Cassidy's Seed & Feed, Impressions Embroidery, Longhorn Bar and Saloon, Hulett Arena, Hulett Civic Center, Red Rock Floral, Hulett Corner Market, Devils Tower View, Cowgirl Pizza, Devils Tower Gulch, D Ranch Creations and Prestige Auto of Spearfish.
The public is invited to attend the horsemanship competition on Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Hulett Rodeo Arena. If you would like to attend the banquet on July 15 at noon, please RSVP by calling (307) 756-9776. The crowning of the upcoming royalty is on Sat., July 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sundance Arena.