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					          History of
  the Mid-Western Rodeo




   Manawa - The legend of       was known as Rodeo City.           enue to local businesses in      contestants’ appreciation for
the Manawa Rodeo began 53       Six weeks prior to the event,      Manawa. The Manawa Lions         the efforts of the people or
years ago, when local busi-     Lions Club members were re-        have donated over $500,000       organizations that put forth
ness man Carl Dretzke was       quired to wear western hats,       to schools, the rescue squad,    the extra effort to improve
traveling in the western part   and faced a fine of 50 cents       parks, high school scholar-      their sport, promote growth,
of Wisconsin and saw a sign     and endured the ridicule of        ship fund, and other civic or-   increase their fan base, and
advertising a Bob Barnes        their fellow Lions if they broke   ganizations. 15,000 people       keep the rodeo growing as a
Rodeo. Carl thought it might    the rule. Local business           attend the rodeo each year       sport. “Awards given at year
be a good fundraiser for the    people got into the act by         to watch not 27 but the 350      end are kind of a big deal to
community, and brought the      dressing with a western flair      entrants competing for not       us, because the contestants
idea to the Manawa Lions        and running rodeo specials         $2,000 but a $28,000 purse
                                                                                                    are the ones doing the voting,
Club. The Lions Club formed     along with ticket giveaways at     plus entry fees.
a rodeo committee and con-                                                                          and if they like it we must be
                                their establishments. The little      The Mid-Western Rodeo
tacted Bob Barnes, a rodeo                                                                          doing something right,” stat-
                                cowpokes looked forward to         was selected the Great Lakes
stock contractor, who in turn   seeing horses in the parade        Circuit Medium Rodeo of the      ed Peter Ziebell Mid-Western
invited them to his ranch in    and maybe a chance at some         year in 2007, 2008, 2009         Rodeo Chairman. 2012 marks
Iowa to watch a rodeo. Casey    free candy. Every child in the     and 2010. Considered the         the 54th year that Rodeo City
Klemm, the local barber, and    rodeo audience dreamed that        largest category, the medium     will proudly pull together over
Carl made the trip to Iowa      this might be the year they’d      rodeo includes twenty one        the 4th of July weekend, as in
representing the Manawa         win the free pony given away       rodeos in nine states (Wis-      the past, to bring Rodeo fans
Lions. They liked what they     at each performance. Over          consin, Michigan, Indiana, Il-   from all over the U.S. a family
saw, and agreed that Manawa     the past 53 years the Mid-         linois, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa,   show that they won’t forget.
should host a Championship      Western Rodeo has meant            Kentucky, and Missouri). This    And that is truly what legends
Rodeo. The town of Manawa       over 1 million dollars in rev-     award is given to show the       are made of.

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History ofthe Professional
                    Rodeo Cowboys Association
    Legend has it that rodeo         first rodeo which evolved into   community is still dependent
was born on July 4, 1869,            rodeo as we know it today.       on his skill with a rope or his
when two groups of cowboys              Today’s professional rodeo    ability to ride a bucking animal.
from neighboring ranches met         cowboy is a bit different from   The cowboy code still dictates
in Deer Trail, Colo., to settle an   his 1800’s predecessor, but      that a cowboy ought to help
argument over who was the            the ideals, showmanship and      his fellow competitors, even
best at performing everyday          hard work are still valued by    though they might be compet-        championship - he can par-
ranching tasks. That compe-          today’s competitors. A cow-      ing for the same paycheck.          ticipate in one of many rodeos
tition is considered to be the       boy’s standing in the rodeo         While some things have           close to home each year. Over
                                                                      changed since the last cen-         600 are held throughout the
                                                                      tury, most of the changes have      country year-round, from small
                                                                      been for the better.                town venues to arenas in Las
                                                                         Now the cowboy travels           Vegas.
                                                                      much of the time in custom             The PRCA staff consists of
                                                                      made rigs or flies from one         about 70 full time employees,
                                                                      rodeo to another either by          but grows to
                                                                      commercial airline or charter          nearly 100 during the peak
                                                                      plane.                              rodeo season. The PRCA
                                                                         Even if a PRCA member            headquarters, established in
                                                                      doesn’t’ have the inclination to    1979 in Colorado Springs
                                                                      spend more than 200 days a          also houses the Pro Rodeo
                                                                      year on the road in search of a     Hall of Fame and Museum of
                                                                      berth in the Wrangler National      the American Cowboy.
                                                                      Finals Rodeo - the sport’s




Past, Present & Future of WPRA
   The Women’s Professional Rodeo                                                             association in the country and the only
Association was formed in 1948                                                                one governed entirely by women. To-
when 38                                                                                       day, the fast paced event of barrel rac-
   cowgirls came together in San                                                              ing dominates the activities of most
Angelo, Texas, to create an organiza-                                                         WPRA members. WPRA barrel racers
tion dedicated to the promotion and                                                           compete for millions of dollars each
advancement of women in the sport                                                             year, culminating in 12 circuit finals ro-
of rodeo. The earliest pioneers of the                                                        deos held throughout the country, the
Girl’s Rodeo Association (GRA) were                                                           Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo
ropers, bronc riders and barrel racers.                                                       held in Pocatello, Idaho, in April and
They were fed up with a system, which                                                         the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
did not grant them competitive oppor-                                                         held in Las Vegas each December.
tunities in the arena and when it did,                                                          In addition to the traditional events,
operated under unfair conditions.                                                             the WPRA has formed new programs
   The GRA began with 74 original               the GRA changed its name to the               to promote growth in the industry.
members with 60 approved contests               Women’s Professional Rodeo Asso-                The WPRA . . . the past, present
and total payout of $29,000. In 1981,           ciation. It is the oldest women’s sports      and future of women in rodeo!

                                                                                                 01     Mid-Western Rodeo | 
 Three Hills Rodeo
   Manawa - Stock contrac-       treatment, educa-                        to the communi-         ments in bloodlines, we have
tor for the 53rd Annual Mid-     tion and personal                        ties supporting our     achieved great uniformity and
Western Rodeo is Three Hills     assistance through                       events.”                athleticism across the board.
Rodeo, Inc. of Bernard, Iowa.    the Tough Enough                            Three Hills ranch,      “Three Hills is committed to
   This stock contracting and    to Wear Pink Or-                         located in the lush,    exceeding the highest stan-
production company has           ganization and the                       green hillsides of      dards for care and treatment
been in existence since 1986     Deanna Favre Hope                        eastern Iowa is         of our animals. We have in-
                                                              david
and features award-winning       Foundation over the        Morehead      home for over 300       stituted new back stage tours
livestock and quality produc-    past two years,” said                    head of bucking         for our spectators to see the
tion. The ranching operations    the Moreheads.                           horses, 150 buck-       horses and bulls up close and
features a bucking horse and        “A new initiative                     ing cows and calves     see what great shape they are
bull breeding program as well    we began in 2007                         and 200 bulls. The      in, to look at the equipment
as a commercial cow/calf         was Cowboys for                          Three Hills ‘Born       we utilize and see personally
herd and registered quarter      Kids to benefit the                      to Buck’ program        that we provide the best of
horses and paints.               Ronald McDonald                          started 27 years        care on and off the road for
   Three Hills takes a person-   House of Evansville,         Marla       ago is so successful    our animal athletes. Our proof
al interest in the communities   Ind. It was a great        Morehead      that 100 percent of     is in our product, a nationally
they service, note owners        opportunity for cow-                     our bucking string,     recognized breeding program
David and Marla Morehead.        boys and our staff to brighten both bulls and horses is bred,    known for strong, athletic
“We have helped raise over       the day of others by visiting born and raised on our ranch.      bulls and horses that are truly
$150,000 for breast cancer       the hospitals and to give back After many years of improve-      born to buck.”




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       Rodeo Announcer
      Pro Rodeo announcer Roger              hold name among rodeo fans across          Roger graduated from the University of
   Mooney returns for his 14th year at the   America. He has served as announcer        Georgia (Tifton) with a bachelor’s de-
   54th annual Mid-Western Rodeo.            twice at the Las Vegas National Fi-        gree in animal science and agri-busi-
      Known for announcing rodeos            nals Rodeo and multiple times at the       ness. When he’s not traveling, Roger
   from the back of his horse and call-      Dodge National Circuit Finals. He is       makes his home in Ellijay, Georgia with
   ing Manawa rodeo the “Rose Gar-           the featured announcer at more than        his wife Ashley, young son Cash Mi-
   den of Wisconsin,” Roger is a house-      45 rodeos across the nation annually.      chael and newborn daughter Crystal.




Tough Enough to Wear Pink
   Saturday nights performance has           and Canada to focus attention on the
been designated Tough Enough to              need for a cure. To date, the campaign
Wear Pink. Rodeo fans are encour-            has raised $5 million dollars for breast
aged to wear pink in an effort to raise      cancer charities, much of which stays
awareness of Breast cancer. TETWP            right in the community. The grassroots
was created by entrepreneur and breast       movement has inspired other sports
cancer survivor Terry Wheatley to bring      communities to mount their own TET-
the sport of professional rodeo and the      WP campaigns, spreading a message
western community together to rally          of hope and support that reaches be-
against breast cancer. Since its incep-      yond the rodeo arena to competitors,
tion in 2004, TETWP has empowered            families and fans across America.
rodeos and western events in the U.S.


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       Rodeo Clown                      John Harrison lives in Soper, Oklahoma with wife, Carla, daughter Ad-
                                     dison and son Cazwell. He has a degree in Ag.-business and is a certified
                                     Equine Massage Therapist.
                                         John was six when he received his first trick riding lesson after watching
                                     a trick rider perform at a nearby rodeo. Since then he has trained and per-
                                     formed with many of the best trick riders in the world.
                                         John became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Associa-
                                     tion (PRCA) in 1999, as a trick and roman rider, and trick roper. He has
                                     since diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card.
                                         Today John entertains with his walk & talk comedy that is backed by his
                                     quick wit, and with his strongest acts; Miss Rodeo Universe and Comedy
                                     Trick Riding. 2010, a new breed of magician hit the rodeo trail and this
                                     is one disappearing feat that
                                     would leave Houdini puzzled.
                                          John has been selected to
                                     perform 3 times at the presti-
                                     gious Wrangler National Finals
                                     Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. Six
                                     times he has been nominated
                                     for Comedy Act of the Year,
                                     twice nominated for Coors Man
                                     in the Can, and twice for PR-
                                     CA’s Clown of the Year.




      “We’re here when you need us.”

                         Manawa: 920-596-3435                     920-531-2000
                      New London: 920-531-2400


                                  www.thedacare.org

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                                                  PRCA

                             rodeo
                              Friday and saturday
                               Demolition Derby (Wed)
                             Presented by Fritsch Construction and Country Aire Dairy
                                       Truck Pull           (Thurs)
                              Presented by Performance Diesel and Rural Insurance
                             Bear Mountain Grizzly Bears
                                         all week (3 shows daily)
                              Armed ForcesAppreciation
                                and Air Force Band (Sat)
                                            Live music
                                        The Bomb (Wed)
                                      Bazooka Joe (Thurs)
                                     The Presidents (Fri)
                                    Rabid Aardvarks (sat)
                                    Madd Hoss Jackson (Sat)
                                     Bay City Swing (Sun)




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                                                     01
    Rodeo City Riders
   Proudly     carrying
the Stars and Stripes,
the Rodeo City Rid-
ers brings to life an
exciting    horseman-
ship performance that
is truly patriotic and
entertaining.
   With every member
carrying Old Glory,
the Rodeo City Rid-
ers pride themselves
on consistently deliv-
ering an Americana-
themed show that
promises energetic
music, intricate pat-
terns, and a rousing
finale that will inspire
everyone in the audi-
ence.                                Manawa. This non-         tion. The proceeds        tions with a focus on      sounded, you’ll feel a
   Members of the                    profit     organization   from these activities,    youth and therapeutic      thrill...and feel a chill...
RCR Drill Team be-                   sponsors a perform-       as well as monies         riding.                    as the Rodeo City Rid-
long to the Rodeo                    ing parade group, a       earned by the RCR            From the moment         ers inspire you to feel
City Riders Saddle                   fall trail ride, and a    Drill Team, are donat-    they enter the arena,      as they do: “Proud to
Club, Inc., also from                dinner/dance/auc-         ed to area organiza-      until the last note has    Be An American!”



                                     Wrangler National Patriot -
                                      American Legion Night
                                                                      The Mid-Western Rodeo has           Wear sold at the rodeo. A gener-
                                                                    designated the Friday night ro-       ous portion of the proceeds from
                                                                    deo Wrangler National Patriot         the sale of this clothing will be
      Mid-Western Rodeo Sec-                                        American Legion Night. Rodeo          donated to a Wisconsin charity
 retary Connie Klotzbuecher                                         Fans are encouraged to wear           supporting our military veterans
 presents American Legion Rider                                     red, white and blue at this eve-      and their families. As another
 representative Bill Barrington
 with a $250 donation to Camp                                       ning performance. The Mid-            way to honor the military,
 American Legion. Camp Ameri-                                       Western Rodeo and Wrangler               The Mid-Western Rodeo in-
 can Legion provides rest, relax-                                   are proud of our country and          vites all American Legion mem-
 ation, recuperation and reha-
 bilitation to Wisconsin veterans                                   those who fight for it. Now they’re   bers to attend this performance.
 of all ages, active duty military                                  proud to give something back to       Any member wearing an Ameri-
 service members and their                                          those soldiers who have been          can Legion pin, hat, shirt, or
 families who have a physical or
 psychological medical condition,                                   wounded or have fallen and their      other Legion gear will get a free
 any and all types of service and                                   families. Look for the National       seat in the reserved Legion seat-
 non-service related illnesses,                                     Patriot symbol on Wrangler            ing area. For more information
 injuries or disabilities.                                          products or Mid-Western Rodeo         call 1-800-74RODEO.


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01   Mid-Western Rodeo | 
                       RODEO EVENTS
                                                                        r n horn ising
                                                              er Wn, oeestl pusheAdt
                                                         Stre e takedow
                                                          o th
                                                            F                    d high.se tilte
                                                                         er lifted, no               tail of
                                                         low, the oth           ir hors es reach the
                                                          abou  t the time the r, the hazer (a mount-
                                                                         ning stee                      ight
                                                          the hard-run                    r moving stra
                                                                           eps the stee                osite
                                                           ed helper) ke                 from the opp
                                                           while the st  eer wrestler, is weight from
                                                                                            h
                                                                             transferring         e runs on
                                                           side, begins             eer. His hors
                                                            his hors  e to the st                    e horns
                                                                                        boy up to th
                                                            past, car  rying the cow front of the steer,
                                                                            is feet out in       ow the steer,
                                                            and taking h           cowboy to sl
                                                             in po sition for the                  und.
                                                                                    him to the gro
                                                              turn him, and take




    Tie-Down R
     After the c          oping
                atch, watch
   speed    on the          the            cowboy’s
    upon the rop ground. Success depe
                  er and horse                    nd
    and some wo                  working toge s
                  uld say the h                  ther,
   is the more                  ighly trained
                 imp                           horse
   The horse m ortant member of the te
                 ust quickly c                   am.
  position the                 atch
                 cowboy to ro up to the calf,
  tain tension                  pe it, then m
                on the rope                     ain-
 mounts, thro                 as the cowb
                ws the calf                 oy dis-
 of its legs (u               and ties any
               sually two h                   three
 The tie must                ind and one
               remain seco                  front).
remounts an                  nds after the
              d permits th                  roper
the rope.                   e horse to sl
                                           acken




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RODEO EVE
         NTS
                                                                 Bareback
                                                                  Watch the fr
                                                                              on
                                                                                 Riding
                                                                                     t-end spurrin
                                                                 deceptive. A
                                                                                 good barebac g motion. Seemingly fran
                                                                trol of the rid                  k rider is ge                   tic, it’s
                                                                               e than his w                     n
                                                                this flamboya                 ide-open styl erally in better con-
                                                                                nt event, it’s              e might indic
                                                               the spurring                     wild that win              ate. But in
                                                                               motion with                    s. The trick
                                                               the horse le                    the horse’s                  is to time
                                                                             aves the gro                    b
                                                               his spurs co                 und, the cow ucking action. When
                                                                              me up to th                  bo
                                                              away from th                 e shoulders. y jerks his knees and
                                                                             e horse. For                  His feet fly u
                                                              must be bac                  the                           p, ou
                                                                            k to the shou cowboy to stay in contro t and
                                                              horse’s front                 lders and ag                   l, his feet
                                                                             feet come bac                ainst
                                                                                              k to the grou the neck when the
                                                                                                            nd.




Barrel Racing
  Watch the rider “spec” the next barrel even while
rounding the one at hand. Fast, exciting and intensely
competitive, women’s barrel racing provides colorful
contrast to the rugged action characterized by most
rodeo contests. Yet as much, if not more, as in other
events, horse and rider cooperation is vital to success.
The three barrels are “run” in a cloverleaf pattern requir-
ing quick turns at high speed to win. Times are so fast
and close they’re measured in hundredths of a second.
For each tipped barrel a 5 second penalty is added.




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                                                                         BuatllfoRbodyinntrol                 and balanc
                                                                                                                             e.
                                                                             ch r   d                                  tend to
                                                                            W                             Bull riders
                                                                                          ot required.                  ler still
                                                                          Spurring is n          en w   ho look smal als.
                                                                          be sm   aller, wiry m              poun  d anim
                                                                                           1,500-2,000              ose” rope
                                                                          against the                 t-braided “lo
                                                                                            just a fla                      and
                                                                           They ride with tied-around the animal
                                                                           pulled tigh  t (Not               d.) Althoug   h the
                                                                                           the riding han r, you will see
                                                                           held fast by                     spu
                                                                                             required to            scrambling
                                                                            cowboy isn’t              g their feet,
                                                                            many o   f them movin e bull, whose power
                                                                                           tact with th               ing hold.
                                                                            to keep con              it just one last
                                                                             is too  great to perm




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                     RODEO EVENTS
                                                                                        ng p y
                                                                      Teame Reopsiloop. Proe eerlxpeertx-s
                                                                                  eler’
                                                                        atch th h
                                                                         W                th          hile
                                                                                      e art form. W with five en-
                                                                      ecuted, a tru                easy,
                                                                                        ping look                      st
                                                                      make team ro othing is simple. The fir
                                                                            s involve d, n                  r the steer
                                                                      titie                             afte
                                                                                        eader, rides                     ly
                                                                       roper, the h orns or head, takes a dai
                                                                       and ropes     the h                            horn
                                                                                                    d his saddle er.
                                                                                       rope) aroun                 e ste
                                                                        (wraps the                 ay, leading th
                                                                        and turn  s his horse aw ler, rides in, ropes
                                                                                         per, the hee           . In an in-
                                                                         A second ro              kes his daily
                                                                         the hin  d legs and ta the steer, the ropes
                                                                                          rses face                        ut
                                                                          stant, the ho                    nals time. If b
                                                                                          and a judge sig ond penalty
                                                                          come snug,                         ec
                                                                                             caught, a 5-s
                                                                           on e hind leg is
                                                                           is added.




        Saddle Bro
          Watch for a
                      sweeping, fr
                                  nc Riding
        motion, buck              ont-and -bac
                    rein     held high. Id    k sp           urring
      falls into a st                         eally, the co
                      ylish rhythm                           wboy
     full forward,                   with the hors
                      toe                            e, fee
     bronc’s fron s turned out in the stirru t thrust
                     t feet touch                       ps, as the
     horse jumps                     the ground.
                     high, the ride                  Then as the
    ing his feet                     r crooks his
                     back, toes st                  knees, draw
    sides until h                    ill                         -
                   is spurs strike turned out, along the
    The feet go                       the back of
                   forw                              the saddle.
   Cowboy bew ard again as the bronc
                    are, howeve                       d
   be, the horse                  r, for stylish th escends.
                    is strong and                  ough it may
   could violently                  movi
                     disrupt the rh ng fast and at whim
                                      ythm.




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Howdy from the Rodeo Secretary
  54 years of rodeo in Manawa        Klotzbuecher (5 years) on Mis-
– Wow that’s older than me!          ter T and Taylor Klotzbuecher (3
  I remember attending the ro-       years) on Tucker. Those are the
deo as a little girl, always star-   names of the real horses at my
ing behind the bleachers as the      home. My dream finally came
cowgirls rode their horses back      true when I got my first horse
and forth warming them up. I         Tucker at thirty years old and
dreamed of being in that saddle      twenty years later, Mister T.
and having a horse of my own.           Thank you rodeo fans for
At home I had to use my imagi-       the support you have given the
nation while riding my black and     Manawa Lions Mid-Western Ro-
white plastic spring horse in        deo throughout the years. I know
the upstairs playroom. Bounce,       you’ll have a great time here and
bounce, bounce went Spotty as        that it will spark the imagination
we rode the wooded trails and        in every little cowboy and cow-
rodeos in my mind. My sisters        girl whether they dream to be the
and I rode that horse so hard the    next bull rider, roper, barrel racer,
plaster cracked in the first floor   drill team rider or rodeo queen!
dining room ceiling.
  Flash forward to 2012 – My         Connie Klotzbuecher
granddaughters are retracing         Manawa Rodeo Secretary/Treasurer
the trail laid by their Nana Con-    Rodeo City Riders Drill Team Captain
nie. The photo shows Claire          Manawa Lions Secretary




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Manawa Rodeo Parade



  The Manawa Rodeo Parade begins at 10:00am Satur-          band has appeared in two Rose Bowl Parades the latest
day June 30th at Little Wolf High School and ends at the    in 2012.
Mid-Western Rodeo Grounds.                                     Back again this year is the CYO (Catholic Youth Orga-
  Music will fill the air as numerous bands march the pa-   nization) Emerald Knights Band and Guard from Keno-
rade route – led by the Manawa High School Band.            sha. They carry a rich musical tradition of “Irish style”
  Making their first appearance here - The Pulaski Red      and tenacity. They hold the title for the longest running,
Raiders High School Marching Band. This 140 piece           non-school affiliated, youth band in Kenosha.




                  The Stampede
                          5k Fun Run/Walk- 10k Run
                                          Saturday - June 30
                                              Racing begins at 7:30 am
                           Registration: 6:30 am on race day - $25 entry fee
                                Best costume award winner for 5K Fun Run
          All proceeds benefit the Little Wolf River Trail, a recreational trail in the City of Manawa.
                                     www.thestampedemanawa.com




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Rodeo Live Bands                                                 rian
                                                   Mike and B s
                                     rformance -                 fan
                        e rodeo pe                 with music
         Friday after th e rodeo shelter house
                   rock th
       Experience                                               Family
                                                 e Star Fire high
          n “party down” to!         7pm – Th                  d,
       ca             om noon ti
                                  ll
                                                  a heart fille
          Saturday fr schalk family puts on es will love the
                     Gott                     All ag
        Show - The some family show.
        energy,  whole          own-hom    e fun.               Brahma
                     usic and d                 ormance –
        variety of m ight after rodeo perf s and a lone har-
                                                  m
            Saturday n , fiddles, guitars, dru                       and
                                                     party music
         – wit h trumpets elivers classic rock
                     rahma d
          monica, B       “with attitu
                                      de.”
                                                    ’ Sonny’s
                                                                  Rockin’
          co untry music noon till 4:30 Sizzlin
                         m
             Sunday fro
           Roadsho   w




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                     Manawa                                                             Manawa
   Hi,
           Rodeo Queen                                                     Rodeo Princess
   My name is Tracy Wildenberg and I’m your 2012 Miss Mid-Western             Hey Rodeo Fans!
Rodeo Queen. I grew up in Ogdensburg, WI and attended every Mid-              I’m Brittney Hogan the 2012 Manawa Rodeo Prin-
Western Rodeo since I was born. Inspired by my Grandpa George              cess. I am extremely honored to be chosen for this
who was always very passionate about rodeos; if he was here today,         position and represent one of America’s favorite sport,
he would be with me every step of the way attending all of the ro-         Rodeo.
deos.                                                                         I graduated from Clintonville High School in 2009
   I grew up loving horses and finally owning my first horse on August     and I am currently a student at Fox Valley Technical Col-
31, 2005. Morgan, was my best friend ever since. I broke her out by        lege majoring in Business Management and Human
myself, but over the years spent with her, I realized she has taught me    Resources.
more than what I have taught her. Without                                                                    I have always had a
her I would not be Rodeo Queen, I would                                                                   HUGE love for horses and
not be in 4-H or on the Rodeo City Riders                                                                 rodeo ever since I could re-
Drill team. Morgan made me who I am to-                                                                   member. My grandpa got
day and I hope Katie; the newest addition to                                                              me interested in Rodeos
my family, a six year old bay quarter horse                                                               from watching all the great
mare will someday be just as loving and car-                                                              ole western movies. I start-
ing as Morgan.                                                                                            ed riding horses when I was
   I graduated from Little Wolf High School                                                               just seven years old! When
and I’m now going to UW Fox Valley for                                                                    I got a little older I started
business management. I’ m an active mem-                                                                  showing quarter horses and
ber in the Rodeo City Riders Drill Team and                                                               became very involved with
4-H, where I show my horse, dog and pho-                                                                  the Waupaca County Horse
tography at the county fair. I also mentor youths with their horses or I   and Pony Project. I also participated in soccer, basket-
let them ride and show Morgan. On top of all of that I try to find time    ball, track and softball all throughout middle school and
to work on a dairy farm near my house. When I’m not riding horses,         high school. I also enjoy hunting and fishing.
practicing with the Drill Team or working on the farm, I enjoy spending       Throughout my early years of riding and into my horse
time with my two brothers, Bill and Cody, and my family. I also enjoy      showing career I have met some very special people
horsing around with our family dog, Sammy. She is a silly puppy and        that have helped me along the way. I would like to take
she makes things fun. I want to thank my family especially my mom and      a moment and thank my family, especially my dad for
dad, the members of the Drill Team, and the girls I mentor for helping     hauling me to all of my events through the years and all
me out with everything, for hauling my horse to rodeos, for all the tack   my friends that I have met along the way. I would also
changes I have, and for supporting me through this whole experience.       like to thank Pete, Annette, and Rachel Zeibel, Connie
   I will perform my duties as your Mid-Western Rodeo Queen to the         Klotzbecker and all of the Manawa Lions Club members,
best of my ability and represent the Mid-Western Rodeo in the fine         and of course all you rodeo fans for giving me this great
tradition it always has been. Hope to see you all at the Mid-Western       opportunity.
Rodeo this year!                                                              Thank you all and I hope to see you at the rodeo! And
   Yeee Haw!                                                               don’t forget to stop at the booth and say Hi!

  Tracy Wildenberg                                                           Brittney Hogan




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                                                                                          Miss Rodeo Wisconsin 2012


          Miss Rodeo
          Wisconsin 2012
   “Rope your dreams.” This phrase        High School National Finals rodeo
portrays my attitude towards life. My     in Springfield Illinois for the National
name is Laura Taysom and I am hon-        High School Rodeo Queen. After
ored to be Miss Rodeo Wisconsin           graduating from high school I became
2012. I grew up in Arcadia, Wisconsin     a member of the University of Wiscon-
with my wonderful parents Dave and        sin River Falls Rodeo Team where I
Tami Taysom and my two older sib-         competed in breakaway roping, team
lings, Dana and Kyle. In December of      roping and barrel racing.
2011, I graduated from the University       This year, my dream continues as I
of Wisconsin, River Falls with a degree   am joining the ranks of the PRCA as
in Elementary Education and a minor in    Miss Rodeo Wisconsin 2012. I will
Spanish.                                  spend my year traveling throughout                                                         Laura Tay
                                                                                          “Rope your dreams.” This phrase portrays my attitud
   As a child my dream was to have a      the great state of Wisconsin and the            Laura out the years honored to be Miss
                                                                                       ThroughTaysom and I am of “roping my Rodeo
career in rodeo and I immediately be-     United States promoting the sport of            Arcadia, Wisconsin taught me many
                                                                                     dreams” rodeo has with my wonderful parents Dave
gan roping that dream by participating    rodeo and the western way of life. My           older siblings, Dana and Kyle. In December of 2011
                                                                                     values and life lessons that have made Elementar
                                                                                          of Wisconsin, River Falls with a degree in
in 4-H, Gymkhanas, and open speed         primary goal is to increase the number     me who I am today. As Miss Rodeo
                                                                                          Spanish.
shows. From there I ventured into         of contestants and spectators at all       Wisconsin, I will share those values
the Wisconsin High School Rodeo           levels of rodeo, from junior all the way   and lessons with others who areainter- in rodeo a
                                                                                          As a child my dream was to have career
Association competing in barrel rac-      to the PRCA. I will do this through ap-         that
                                                                                               the great Wisconsinin 4-H,School Rodeo Ass
                                                                                                        participating
                                                                                     ested in dream bythesport of rodeo.Gymkhanas, and
ing, pole bending, breakaway roping,      pearances at rodeos, schools, libraries,        ventured into               High
                                                                                          racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping
team roping, goat tying and the queen     civic groups, rodeo camps, horseman-
contest. I also competed at the 2006      ship clinics and media interviews.           Laura Taysom
                                                                                          contest. I also competed at the 2006 High School Na
                                                                                          Springfield Illinois for the National High School Rode
                                                                                          high school I became a member of the University of
                                                                                          Team where I competed in breakaway roping, team



   2013 Mid-Western Rodeo Queen Contest                                                   This year, my dream continues as I am joining the ra
                                                                                          Wisconsin 2012. I will spend my year traveling throu
                                                                                          Wisconsin and the United States promoting the spor
                                                                                          of life. My primary goal is to increase the number of
   This year’s competition will start Thursday, June 28 at 6pm with speeches at
 the Manawa Rodeo open house at the rodeo grounds. Horsemanship will
 be held on Friday after slack is finished approximately
 11 am. A new type of horsemanship competition will
 take place which will include steer herding in the arena
 with a stock contractor horse and riding with a flag. Each
 contestant will attend all rodeo performances to help with
 the event. The Queen will be crowned during the Sunday
 performance.




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            Rodeo Chairman
hello,                                           So here’S the deal:                        eNjoY
   I’d like to take a few minutes of your time     For your help we are going to provide       Please come and see us for a fun filled
and explain to you what the Mid-Western          you with one of the best professional      weekend of Rodeo, Parades, entertain-
rodeo is all about. First and foremost it        rodeo’s you’ll find anywhere and the Mid   ment, and one delicious good chicken
is a volunteer driven fund raiser for the        - Western Rodeo has the credentials to     dinner all at very affordable prices. We
Manawa Lions Club. The proceeds help             back it up. Four times Great Lakes Medi-   strive to make this an event that the
the Manawa Lions make our community              um Rodeo of the Year, Three Justin Best    whole family can enjoy. With all our part-
                           a better place. A     Footing Awards, featured on RFD TV’s       ners, Three Hills Rodeo, Roger Mooney,
                           local Lions Club      WPRA today, and the fact that you keep     and The Rodeo City Riders. We invite
                           is not only a com-    coming back after 53 years tells us were   you all to come and see us and hope
                           munity resource       on the right track.                        2012 will be one of our best yet!
                           for funding of
                                                                                            Peter Ziebell
                           community proj-
                                                                                            Mid-Western Rodeo Chairman
                           ects; it also helps
                           citizens within the
                           community that
                           may have spe-
                           cial needs. The
                           Manawa Lions
fund school programs such as Senior
Banquet, Post Prom, Athletic Programs,
and of course College Scholarships. We
help with the purchase of eyeglasses,
wheel chair ramps, and other individual
needs in the community. The Lions Club
also donates money to the Pride of Wis-
consin, the Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wis-
consin. Along with national programs
such as sight first, leader dog training
and Diabetes screening. The rodeo also
provides fund raising abilities for local
churches, 4-H, and youth groups within
the community and has been doing so
for over 50 years.
We Need You!
   The most important part in this venue
is the fans. When you attend the Mid-
Western Rodeo you help make this all
possible, by purchasing a rodeo ticket,
chicken dinner, or anything else at the
rodeo. You are in a way helping those
less fortunate than yourself, and for this
we thank you.




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  LyLe SpiegeLberg VoLunteer SerVice award
  For many years the Manawa Lions Mid-     The Manawa Lions will honor Lion Lyle        teering at the Rodeo. This award named
Western Rodeo had an individual Lion,      for the many years of his dedication to      The Lyle Spiegelberg Volunteer Service
Lyle Spiegelberg, who was always there     the Lions Club and the Rodeo by giving       Award will be presented to one deserv-
promoting, running the events, and see-    a Volunteer Service Award to a local indi-   ing individual at all four performances of
ing to the many activities of the Rodeo.   vidual who has spent many years volun-       the 2012 Mid-Western Rodeo.


                            Joe faSkeLL-2011 LyLe SpiegeLberg
                           VoLunteer SerVice award recipient
   Joe was driving the tractor down to the      ers and sound equipment and everything
rodeo grounds to mow before he had a            else. He also helps with the timed event
driver’s license. He’s helped with huge         cattle during the rodeo and strips bucking
projects such as the new bucking chutes,                       Join put in the sand point
                                                horses. Joe helpedus in celebrating 53 years of Rodeo in Manawa!
the new panels at the timed event end of        and set up the wash rack. He helped rake
the arena, taking down and putting up ad-                      Mr. Piotter THURSDAY JUNE 30th
                                                gravel when When:          put up the new
vertising signs, helping contractors such       sections of bleachers.
as Mauson’s with the scoreboard, weed             Thank you Joe for everything you do be-
                                                               Where:      RODEO GROUNDS
whacking and preparing the contract area.       hind the scenes to make the Manawa Ro-
I hate to guess at the number of panels he’s    deo successful.
                                                               What:       BRATS & HOTDOGS FOR $1.00
helped move or the number of trips up and         From Pete Ziebell, Manawa Rodeo Chair-
down the announcers stand hauling speak-        man and the Manawa Lions   5:30 -7:30PM - NO CARRYOUTS

                                                              What else: TOUR THE RODEO STOCKYARD

                       Mid-Western Rodeo                                   PONY RIDES-MECHANICAL BULL
                                                                           STICK HORSE RODEO-BEVERAGES

                                           Open House                      DJ ENTERTAINMENT

                                                               SPONSORED BY:
    Join us in celebrating 54 years of Rodeo in Manawa!           SPONSORED BY:
                                                               MANAWA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  When: ............... THURSDAY JUNE 28th                        MANAWA CHAMBER
                                                               FIRST STATE BANK OF COMMERCE
  Where: ............. RODEO GROUNDS                              FIRST STATE BANK
                                                               MANAWA LIONS CLUB
  What: ................ BRATS & HOTDOGS FOR $1.00                 MANAWA LIONS CLUB
                         5:30 -7:30PM - NO CARRYOUTS
  What else: ....... TOUR THE RODEO STOCKYARD
                         PONY RIDES-MECHANICAL BULL
                         STICK HORSE RODEO-BEVERAGES
                         DJ ENTERTAINMENT




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Rodeo Schedule
FridaY, juNe 29th                                                 5:30 PM      Live music – Star Fire Family Show
  6:00 PM    Vendor and food stands open                          6:30 PM      Rodeo arena gates open
             Live music - The Mike & Brian Experience             7:00 PM      Pre-rodeo music
             Rodeo arena gates open                               7:30 PM      RODEO – Tough Enough to Wear Pink**
  7:00 PM    Pre-rodeo music                                                   Intermission -Rodeo City Riders Drill Team
  7:30 PM    RODEO – Wrangler National Patriot – Mili-                         Performance
             tary Night                                          10:00 PM      Free dance - Live music – Brahma
             Intermission - Rodeo City Riders Drill Team                       * Fans are encouraged to join the cowboys
             Performance                                                       and cowgirls in a show of support by wear-
 10:00 PM    Free dance                                                        ing pink, in an effort to raise awareness of
             Live music - The Mike & Brian Experience                          breast cancer
             *Fans are encouraged to wear red, white
                                                                SuNdaY, julY 1St
             and blue in support of the military, its veter-
                                                                  9:30 AM   Cowboy Church with Kevin Johnson
             ans and their families.
                                                                 12:00 PM   Vendor and food stands open
SaturdaY, juNe 30th                                                         Chicken BBQ
  7:30 AM   Stampede 5K Fun Run/ Walk – 10 K Run                            Rodeo arena gates open
 10:00 AM   Rodeo parade - Downtown Manawa                        1:30 PM   Pre-rodeo music
 12:00 PM   Vendor and food stands open                           2:00 PM   RODEO – Family Day**
            Chicken BBQ                                                       Intermission -Rodeo City Riders Drill Team
            Live music – Star Fire Family Show                              Performance
            Rodeo arena gates open                                          ** Free child’s ticket with one paid adult
  1:30 PM   Pre-rodeo music                                                 ticket – Saturday and Sunday General
  2:00 PM   RODEO - Family day**                                            Admission Only
            Intermission -Rodeo City Riders
            Drill Team Performance




              Admission
   FREE ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS SHOW HELD RAIN
             OR SHINE – NO REFUNDS ON TICKETS
      Advanced Ticket Prices – Reserved Adult $16 • Child $7
                                  General Adult $14 • Child $5
   Children are ages 12 and under – all tickets $1.00 more at door.
       For schedule updates go to our website manawarodeo.org




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  John JuStin award winner
  The Manawa Lions Club largest fund raiser of the year is       Over the years several contestants and spectators have
the Mid-Western Rodeo                                        commented how great our grounds look and that in just
   We take great pride in our Rodeo and with that pride      hours after the rodeo you could not tell we had an event
comes a lot of hard work and dedication.                     here.
                                                                Two years ago Dewey Carl stepped down as our Chair-
                                                             man of “Clean Up” a job that was not the most presti-
                                                             gious.
                                                                  At that time we were in desperate need for someone
                                                             to take charge and maintain our grounds during the rodeo
                                                             and keep it clean and professional.
                                                                  Marla Rieckmann, one of our newest Lions members,
                                                             took the bull by the horns - or shall we say the trash by the
                                                             bag and heads the crew to keep the grounds neat and
                                                             clean.
                                                                 Our 2012 John Justin Award goes to Marla, who with
                                                             her dedication and enthusiasm in performing a not so high-
                                                             ly visible or appealing duty truly represents the Standard
                                                             of the West.
                                                                 Thank you Marla and keep up the great work.

                                                               Peter Ziebell
                                                               Chairman
                                                               Mid-western Rodeo




           Mid-Western Rodeo Raffle
                    H GRAND PRIZE $2,500 CASH H 2ND PRIZE $1,000 CASH
                               H 3RD - 15TH PRIZE $100 CASH
                  OnLy 1,000 TiCKeTS wiLL be SOLD!drawing held at 7:00 pM -July 9, 2012
      At the Manawa Rodeo Grounds E5888 Cty Rd B, Manawa. All prizes will be awarded - need not be present to win.
 Tickets may be purchase from any Manawa Lions Club member or at the Mid-Western Rodeo Office - 110 2nd Street, Manawa




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 Todd Shockey Overland Express




               Todd Shockey Overland Express will perform at the parade and all rodeo performances.




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Cowboy Church Sunday 9:30

      S    South Dakota native Kevin Johnson brings a message
        of hope through music and word to the western world.
        At an early age Johnson started riding horses across
        the Standing Rock reservation, this is when the
        love for rodeo began. Kevin now makes
        Wisconsin his home and for the
        past two decades has traveled
        throughout the United States
        singing uplifting inspira-
        tional music, from old-time
        favorite hymns to modern
        day worship.




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HHHHHHHH                                                            FAMILY AND LIONS
Manawa Lion’s                                                       PRIDE DAY
                                                                       Sunday’s performance is designat-

Activities 2011 - 2012                                              ed Family and Lions Pride Day.
                                                                       Receive a free child’s ticket for
                                                                    every adult ticket purchased. Offer
H Collected food and donated $500 to Manawa food pantry             good for general admission seating
                                                                    only. Lions wearing a Lions pin, hat,
H Collected coats for kids
                                                                    shirt, vest or other Lions gear will get
H Collected eyeglasses                                              a free seat in the reserved Lions seat-
H Donated money for eyeglasses                                      ing area.
H Hosted Senior Banquet
H Awarded $2000 in scholarships to graduating LWHS Seniors
H Gave away 1000 spruce trees
H Cleaned roadside
H Donated $300 to post prom
H Donated $3000 to WI Lions Foundation
H Donated $2500 to Manawa Athletic field
H Sponsored the Mid-Western Rodeo which donated over $24,000
  to area non-profit organizations that worked at the rodeo, etc.




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      “N o It’s not Lambeau F        !”
It’s the Mid-Wes   tern Rodeo Grounds




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2012 Rodeo Sponsors
Major Sponsor                            NeW LoNdoN BuSiNeSSeS         Ticket Outlets
H Manawa Lions Club                      H Larsen Co-op                MANAWA
                                         H London Jewelers             H Bear Lake Campground
GoLd BuCkLe
                                         H Hintzke Well drilling       H Michelle and Steve
H Sturm Foods – Manawa
                                         WAuPACA BuSiNeSSeS:           H The Store
H Wisconsin distributors Appleton, LLC
                                         H Swiderski Tractor           H First State Bank
  (Bud Light)
                                         H WduX                        H keglers
SiLver BuCkLe                                                          H Greenville -Coyote’s - Greenville Co-op
H Pepsi Americas
                                         Queen Autograph Page
                                                                       H Clintonville - econo Foods –
                                         H Carbon Freckle
H kolosso Chrysler dodge & Jeep                                          First State Bank
H Baylake Bank - Manawa                  Rodeo Posters                 H Waupaca – First State Bank
H Thyssen krupp – Waupaca                H JP Graphics                 H New London - Festival Foods –
H Hawk Trailers – Manawa                 Bucking Chute                   First State Bank
H Theda Care Physicians - Manawa         H Allstate                    H Hortonville - Gilbert’s Super value
H New London Family Medical Center       H Badgerland restoration      H iola - iola iGA
Event Sponsor                            H Little Wolf Auto            H Weyauwega - k d’s iGA
H Bulls - keglers – Manawa               H Bud Light                   H Amherst - B Bar 10
H Bareback and Saddle Bronc -            H Jack daniels                H Seymour - don’s Quality Market
  American Legion                        H vandergeest                 H Cecil - First State Bank
                                                                       H dale - First State Bank
Ticket Advertising                       Arena Signs
H First State Bank                       H Mitchell Automotive         Vendors
                                         H B & B Auto –Manawa          H Horse N Around Tack
Friends of the Rodeo                                                   H West 40
                                         H Bumper to Bumper – Manawa
MANAWA BuSiNeSSeS:
                                         H Yellow Book uSA             H Star Productions
H Manawa Heating & Cooling
                                         H Alliant energy              H Midwest industries
H Little Wolf Landscaping
                                                                       H MJ’s Bull rides
H Lorge Plumbing                         Parade Sponsor
                                                                       H HkFG Corp
H Tools n’ Treasures                     H Sturm Foods
                                                                       H d & d Fleece Blankets
H Style’s ii                             H Manawa Telephone
                                                                       H American Legion Post 226
H Cedar Springs                          H eastling insurance
                                                                       H Lady Z’s Beads and Bling
H Manawa Telephone Company               H The Store
                                                                       H Tally Wags
H JT’s Cruisin’ in                       H Cline Hanson
                                                                       H Xiao Jin
H Scotts Tree Service                    H L & L enterprise
                                                                       H Security Finance
H remington Foods                        H M & G Trucking
                                                                       H NrA
H Sell Chiropractic                      H Smith & radtke
H Little Wolf Auto
H Len Bartel Trucking
H Gary and kerri Jepson




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