Meet the Member Brandon Nuffer
story by Siri Stevens There’s a whole village of people helping to oversee the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association. Two of those people are Brandon […]
courtesy of Naomi Loomis,
Megan Vosburgh went to her first women’s ranch rodeo in Nebraska a few years ago. She left the rodeo arena that day knowing she had discovered her new hobby.
“I fell in love with ranch rodeos the first one that I attended. I thought it was a real show of cowboy life abilities. There is nothing better than throwing a perfect loop, or making a perfect sort. It is a rush,” Megan says. “I have been a member of WSRRA since my friend, Naomi Loomis, produced a WSRRA Women’s Ranch Rodeo in Bridgeport, Nebraska. The association gives cowgirls an opportunity to compete together, and win! I love the challenge.”
Megan credits Terryn Drieling, Cary Leithead and Naomi Loomis for giving her the opportunity to compete on her first all-women’s team.
Megan and her current team travel around Nebraska and Colorado competing at Women’s Ranch Rodeos. “I am proud of our win at the 2014 Double A Feeds WSRRA Women’s Ranch Rodeo in Bridgeport, Nebraska. It was my first WSRRA Ranch Rodeo and we won,” Megan says.
Megan and her team, BA Ranch Hands, have qualified for, and will be competing at, the 2015 WSRRA National Finals in Winnemucca, Nevada. She competes on her horse named Hawk. “He has a few quirks but we get along really well,” she states.
Megan who works as an artificial inseminator when she is not on the rodeo trail, was raised in Northern Colorado. She currently lives in Oshkosh, Nebraska. She is very competitive and enjoys roping. Her hobbies include team roping, hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family. “Ranch rodeoing really helps in other aspects of my life because it keeps me striving to get better. It helps me to keep my edge and gives me something to stay focused on.”
Megan and her teammates, Becca Kartak, Tayler Tiechert and Audra Peterson, are a bunch of cowgirls who have their minds set on the gold buckles. She says, “Our goal is just to work as a team. We now know what to expect and we know there is no room for mistakes and the competition is stiff.”
As she makes her trip to Women’s Ranch Rodeos, she makes sure she takes her lucky hat, a good pair of boots, some good music, and a good attitude.
On behalf of the WSRRA, we would like to wish Megan and her team, good luck at the 2015 WSRRA National Finals.
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