Wecks is 2024 Sisters Rodeo Queen

 

Last updated 10/3/2023 at 10:46am

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Horsemanship skills set Destiny Wecks apart from her competitors in the trials to become Sisters Rodeo Queen. She will represent the 84th Sisters Rodeo at events across the Pacific Northwest.

Destiny Wecks of Enterprise was chosen as the 2024 Sisters Rodeo Queen at the Sisters Rodeo grounds from a group of four highly qualified cowgirl competitors in September. Wecks will be traveling the Columbia River Circuit in the Pacific Northwest while representing the 84th Sisters Rodeo.

The new queen, a 2022 graduate of Enterprise High School, has served in FFA, 4H, and the Oregon High School Rodeo team. She has held previous titles, which include: 2015 Jr. Miss Rodeo Oregon, 2020-21 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Queen, and 2022 Teen Miss Rodeo Oregon. Currently she is attending Treasure Valley Community College and is in her sophomore year.

Wecks is the daughter of Jeffrey and Vix Wecks and is sister to her brother, Jalyn Radford-Wecks. They all have been attending the rodeo for many years. Destiny stated that what she "loves the most about this rodeo and the Sisters area is how familiar it is to Eastern Oregon with the pine trees and beautiful mountain landscape."

The horsemanship outfit she wore for the trials was a special design to represent the scenery that makes Sisters so special.

The petite 19-year-old rode her palomino mare Ariel, who performed nearly flawlessly in the riding drill. The panel of three judges was highly impressed with Wecks' interview and speech, but her horsemanship skills set her apart from the rest of the competitors.

"She was poised, graceful, and aggressively elegant in her reining pattern, run-in, and flag presentation. Which was performed on her own horse and then switched horses with one of the other competitors to perform the flag and run-in presentations again," said Arena Director Amorita Anstett.

Wecks is looking forward to being the ambassador for Sisters Rodeo, recognizing the importance of being a good representative.

Sisters Rodeo will begin June 5 with Xtreme Bulls followed by four rodeo performances June 7-9. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at https://tickets.sistersrodeo.com/p/tickets.

 

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