Chadron State Senior and Ogallala native Laramie Schlichtemeier was crowned 2017 Miss Rodeo Nebraska on Wednesday night during pageant competition in North Platte. Carly Woerman of North Bend, who was Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2014, was named first runner-up. Contestants were judged in various categories during 4 days of competition. Schlichtemeier won horsemanship, speech, personality, photogenics and congeniality.
Schlichtemeier received numerous prizes including scholarships, a tiara, a saddle, a buckle, chaps, tack and jewelry, among many other items.
She will remain in-waiting until January. Emily Taylor, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2016, will compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant at the end of this year. Laramie plans to graduate in December with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in agri-business. In the interim she will prepare for her year as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and will fill in at events when Emily Taylor is unable to attend.
Laramie is the daughter of Jeff and Shari Schlichtemeier of Ogallala and the granddaughter of Gary and Nadine Schlichtemeier of Alliance.