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ProFile: Quincy Segelke
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A Snyder, Colo. native, Quincy Segelke, has had a college career full of leadership positions in the world of college rodeo. Quincy is currently the student president of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and has served as a regional director for the Central Rocky Mountain region for the past three years. As a graduating senior at Chadron State College, Quincy took a moment to reflect on her time as the NIRA student president this past year. “[Being the NIRA student president has] definitely taught me a whole different perspective on rodeo. Mostly on the business side of things,” explains Quincy. By serving as the student president, Quincy has gotten to meet individuals from all over the country and even got the chance to travel to Las Vegas, Nev.
Although she played a large role in the association, Quincy remembered to stay focused on school in conjunction with rodeo. Quincy describes a “go with the flow” mentality that she learned to master with all her involvements. Time management was a skill that Quincy had at the top of her list to conquer. “I was an online student…balancing my time between school and rodeo was definitely a big thing that I needed to learn,” Quincy adds. As a regional director, Quincy was in charge of different aspects of the regional rodeos such as bringing national sponsor banners and flags to each rodeo and attending meetings to help make decisions that were important for the region.
Once she found a balance between remote schooling, her leadership positions, and rodeo, Quincy was able to finish her rodeo career at Chadron State College on a high note by qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in three events. She placed second in the region in the breakaway roping and third in the goat tying. Quincy also earned the Reserve All-Around title for the Central Rocky Mountain region and picked up barrel racing at the CNFR as her extra event.
Rodeo has been a long-time family tradition for Quincy’s family. Her parents, Vickie and Tim, and grandfather, Francis, helped start her and her siblings in the sport at a young age. Francis and Tim both competed in steer wrestling and Tim earned the national title in the bulldogging at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D. in 1985. Tim continued on after high school and qualified for the NFR in steer wrestling in 1990 and 1998. Quincy’s mother, Vickie, competed in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping in college and has continued to raise futurity horses into the present. Quincy and her siblings all started rodeoing while living in Colorado, competing in the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. The family also traveled all over the nation to major youth rodeos and barrel futurities.
From her time in college rodeo, Quincy claims that her favorite part has been the friendships that she’s made. “That’s probably the best part of it…just the community we have of young kids,” Quincy says. Quincy has been a social butterfly since a young age. Throughout her years of rodeo, Quincy has made friends all over the country while competing in rodeos such as the International Youth Finals Rodeo and Roy Cooper’s Junior World Champion Calf Roping and Breakaway.
Quincy is now a graduate from Chadron State College, but she has recently decided to pursue a master’s degree. “I am wanting to attend a program at the University of Wyoming for a master’s of business, science, and finance,” Quincy elaborates. While serving on the NIRA board, she discovered the importance of a master’s degree while they interviewed for a new commissioner which helped her decide to pursue the degree.