GUYMON, Okla. – The Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo celebrated good fortune this past weekend with Jetti Lorenz’s coronation as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2012.
Lorenz, 17, of Texhoma, Okla., was crowned the 2011 Miss Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo last May. She will now represent the state as she travels the rodeo circuit.
“Growing up on a ranch and with a mother involved with rodeo, it was only a matter of time before I would be given the opportunity to get into the business,” Lorenz said on the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma website.
Lorenz, the daughter of Lana Lorenz, competed in the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen Pageant last June in Oklahoma City.
“I think it’s a big deal to us to see someone from around here win this kind of award,” said Earl Helm, chairman of the Pioneer Days Rodeo committee. “We’ve learned a lot, and I think we’ve learned a lot recently that can really help us with our queen program.
“We’re awfully proud to have a great young person from here in Texas County represent our state like this.”
Lorenz will also be on hand during the 2012 Pioneer Days Rodeo, which is celebrating its 80th year in operation. Rodeo competition will take place daily beginning Monday, April 30. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.
“God gave me a loud voice to tell people about Him, and He also blessed me with the ability and good horses,” Lorenz said. “So I put the two together and, as long as I’m alive, people will hear from me at one rodeo or another.”