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Meet the Member Heidi Geesen
story by Siri Stevens
Heidi Geesen is the new secretary for the CPRA. She will take over her duties February 1. One thing is for certain, Heidi is not new to rodeo. She has been competing since she was five, working her way through the Wyoming High School Rodeo Association (1994 Wyoming state high school goat tying champion), then moving to college at Casper where she was a three time Central Rocky Mountain region goat tying champion. She ended her career as a senior at the University of Wyoming, and was ranked fifth in the nation in the goat tying. She hit the CPRA trail after that and has continued competing in the association for the past 10 plus years.
She married Dean Geesen August 23, 2008. Dean is a horse shoer and runs 200 head of yearlings, and 50 head of cows. They used to provide tie down and breakaway calves to regional rodeos around Colorado. They have two children – Mackenzie (9), and Cooper (7) – who are now taking a center stage in the rodeo hauling world. They both compete in the CJRA and both Heidi and Dean are focused on helping them succeed.
“This job will let me stay involved in the sport I love and the people I like the most and have the best job ever – being a mom. Both Dean and I believe that having a parent at home is the best way to raise your kids.”
She is hoping to still compete a little, but will be on her new job as secretary and hauling her kids to the CJRA rodeos. “I’m excited to be part of this – and since I’ve been around this all my life, I’m ready to handle any questions or situations that come up.” By being involved in all facets of rodeo, Heidi feels that she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the association. “I’m still a member, so I fully understand all the frustrations that come from entering to committees. Dean and I have been hauling calves to rodeos and I know rodeo from the production end as well. We also have our own little calf roping association and I know how all that works. I am excited to start my new journey within the CPRA and keep going with all my rodeo friends and family.
Rule Change/Board Meeting:
February 23, 2019. Location will be posted on the website.
March 2019. Date and location will be posted on the website.
The CPRA summer rodeo schedule will be added to the website starting March 2019.