Hailey's Brooke Selisch was crowned Saturday, May 3 as the new Fifth District High School rodeo queen.
Selisch, 15, won the title Saturday during the weekly district rodeo in Shoshone. A sophomore at Wood River High School, Brooke is a daughter of Kurt and Gayle Selisch.
This is Brooke's second year competing in the queen competition as a member of the Wood River High School rodeo club.
For the queen competition, she and other contestants were judged on a personal interview, performing a horsemanship reining pattern, giving a speech, an impromtu speaking appearance, modeling, a rodeo rulebook test and congeniality.
She also competes in barrel racing and pole bending.
Brooke would like to thank Janell Jackson, LeAnn Ferris, and Ashlee Mussard for all of the help and support.
She started riding horses at age nine and was a member of the Sawtooth Pony Club riding in dressage, show jumping, and cross-country competitions.
Two ago she changed directions and became interested in western and rodeo events.
Brooke is currently training her new paint horse "Jazz" for barrels and pole bending and has been riding "Freckles" a quarterhorse owned by LeAnne Ferris for this rodeo season.
She will be 16 when she represents the Fifth District at the Idaho State High School rodeo in Pocatello during June. And Brooke plans to participate in the Hailey Miss Days of the Old West rodeo queen competition.
Shoshone rodeo results
The overall season leaders stretched their leads May 2-3 when the Fifth District High School rodeo rolled in and out of Shoshone. Next stop: Blaine County Fairgrounds in Carey on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 at 5 p.m.
Gooding's Cy Eames (175 points) is way ahead of second-place Rusty Gill (109), also of Gooding. Cheyanna Robinson of Gooding (158 points) has a 59-point lead over rookie Kourtney Agenbroad of Gooding (99).
Wood River's Kathryn Smith stands 15th with 29 points. She had a sixth-place 17.606-second time in Saturday's barrel racing second go, while Carey's Katrina Molyneux earned points in breakaway roping and pole bending last weekend.
Leaders in boys' events: Gooding's Kash Wilson (50 points) bareback riding; Eames and Valley's Montana Barlow (29) saddle bronc; Eames (36) bullriding; Gill (43) steer wrestling; Eames and Gooding's Justin Parke (53) team roping; and Parke (45) calf roping.
Girls' leaders are Agenbroad (47) breakaway roping; Jerome's Jill Georgio (45) barrel racing; Robinson (48) pole bending; and Jerome's Mattie MacGregor (47) goat tying.
The Jerome district finals are May 16-17 and the State High School Rodeo Finals June 9-14 in Pocatello.